Association of Texas Professional Educators
Association of Texas Professional Educators

ATPE News Fall 2016

In this issue of ATPE News, we discuss testing, educator preparation, how to keep teachers in the classroom, and the future of Texas public schools with Education Commissioner Mike Morath. Also, learn what to do when you suspect one of your students is suffering from a mental health crisis. Plus, we take a look at how the District of Innovation law could impact your school.
How to Spot a Mental Health Crisis

One in five US children ages 13-18 experiences a mental illness like depression or anxiety.

A Complicated Profession

Education Commissioner Mike Morath shares his views on Texas public schools.

Asking Necessary Questions about Public Education Changes

Looking at the details of various education-related issues can be daunting. Rarely does legislation simply address a single issue, such as class-size limits or compensation.

What You Need to Know about Districts of Innovation

The controversial new District of Innovation (DOI) designation allows school districts to claim exemptions from many state laws that affect public education.