Posted On: April 21, 2015
Guest Post: 14 vs 86—Are Texas Public Schools Failing?
The Senate Education Committee recently invited testimony from former US Senator Phil Gramm in favor of vouchers. Gramm said, “I am worried about an education system that doesn’t work. We know our system of public education is failing.”
Posted On: April 20, 2015
Guest Post: Why ATPE Is the Best Professional Organization for Teachers
As I reflect on my 29 years as an educator, there are certain things I make a point of sharing with new teachers. One of those things is why all teachers should join a professional organization, and why it should be ATPE.
Posted On: April 13, 2015
Classroom Costs Can Mean Tax Savings
The approach of April 15 can be stressful for Texas educators. At an already busy time of year, putting the time and effort into figuring out complicated tax forms and deductions can require a lot of work.
Posted On: April 10, 2015
Working With English Language Learners
As ATPE News recently reported, there are more than 800,000 English language learners in Texas schools. Helping these students navigate a new language while they maintain a connection to their native culture can be both a challenge and a joy.
Posted On: April 02, 2015
Guest Post: Why I Attend Summit
ATPE member Stephanie Stoebe attended her first summit in 2012 and was immediately hooked on the experience. Read her comments on what keeps her coming back.
Posted On: March 26, 2015
Read the Newest Edition of ATPE News
The Spring edition of our award-winning magazine is online now
Posted On: March 23, 2015
Guest Post: Organizing Your Desk
Remember that episode of “I Love Lucy” where Lucy and Ethel get a job processing chocolates? Remember how, at the beginning, they did really well but eventually they stopped doing so well? Remember how the chocolates come hurtling out of the machine while Lucy and Ethel scramble around to effectively, yet carefully, place them back on the conveyer belt?
Posted On: March 04, 2015
Guest Post: Reflections on Lobby Day
My phone rang as I walked from my classroom to the portable on Friday afternoon. “Teri, have you heard the weather report?” It was one of our local unit officers. “I just don’t think I can go to Lobby Day. It sounds like the weather is going to be bad. I can’t afford to miss another day if we get stuck in Austin.”
Posted On: March 04, 2015
Statement Regarding Dan Patrick’s Press Conference
The following is a statement from the ATPE Governmental Relations Director Brock Gregg regarding Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and State Sen. Larry Taylor’s press conference March 3:
Posted On: March 02, 2015
ATPE's Lobbyists Advocate for You
ATPE's team of lobbyists are hard at work supporting pro-education legislation at the Texas State Capitol. Here's a look at what they are trying to do for our members this year ...
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