ATPE Summit Registration Now Open to All ATPE Members

All members are invited to our first-ever virtual ATPE Summit. Registration is free to all ATPE members, and attendees can earn up to 10 hours of CPE!

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Texas Congressman Discusses WEP Reform Efforts in Recent Interview

Reforming the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), which reduces Social Security benefits for some educators, has long been an ATPE priority. U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-The Woodlands) recently spoke with the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) about his work on this issue.

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Newest Edition of ATPE News Now Online

The Summer 2020 edition of our award-winning magazine is now available online. In this issue: Read how Texas educators connected with students during the pandemic; learn about the organization Girls Who Code; and join us as we celebrate ATPE’s 40th anniversary.

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ATPE Leaders! One Day Left to Register as a Delegate for the 2020 ATPE Summit!

Tuesday, June 9, is the deadline to register as a voting delegate for the virtual 2020 ATPE Summit.

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From TeachtheVote.org: Virtual Charter School Students Experienced Learning Loss, Study Shows

ATPE Lobbyist Andrea Chevalier looks at research on the impact of virtual schooling on student achievement. (Hint: It falls short compared to traditional instruction.)

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ICYMI: ATPE Governmental Relations Director Writes Op-ed in Dallas Morning News

Year-round school is not a simple fix to the complex education problems COVID-19 has created. ATPE Governmental Relations Director Jennifer Mitchell explains why in recent Dallas Morning News op-ed piece.

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Now on the ATPE Professional Learning Portal: Nurturing the Nurturers

Did you miss It’s Time Texas’ webinar, Nurturing the Nurturers, on May 7? Fear not, because ATPE members can now access the session on the Professional Learning Portal.

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A Q&A with ATPE’s 2019 Secondary Educator of the Year

2019 Secondary Educator of the Year Katrina King shares how her experiences in nursing motivated her to become an educator and her advice for those just entering the profession.

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ATPE Summit Registration Now Open for Voting Delegates

Registration for voting delegates is now open for the first-ever virtual ATPE Summit.

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Fighting for Students and Educators: PAC’s Peak Challenge Relaunch

Lawmakers made school finance their No. 1 priority in the 2019 session. We stand to lose ground unless ATPE members work together to ensure the lawmakers elected in November will remain focused on the needs of public education, especially in light of the new challenges we face because of COVID-19.”

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