Posted On: February 24, 2017
Who Supports Vouchers?
A new UT/Texas Tribune poll asked Texans for their opinions on vouchers. You might be surprised by the results!
Posted On: February 23, 2017
Meet Your ATPE Board Members: Jimmy Lee (Region 8)
ATPE is proud to bring you this series of posts from your board members. This month’s post is from Region 8 Director Jimmy Lee.
Posted On: February 21, 2017
Get Fired Up to Join ATPE at the Capitol
Are you fired up? We are! And we certainly are and hope you are, too, because ATPE’s popular lobby day and political involvement training day is just around the corner. Hundreds of ATPE members from across the state will be making their way to Austin for this exciting event.
Posted On: February 16, 2017
You Could Be a Presenter at the 2017 ATPE Summit!
Are you a lesson plan guru? Is your classroom management tip top? We want to know your secret! Share your skills with ATPE members at the 2017 ATPE Summit!
Posted On: February 14, 2017
Six Things You Can Do to Improve Your Communication with Parents
Parents can be one of your greatest classroom allies. Make sure your communication with them stays positive throughout the year with these six simple tips for parent communication.
Posted On: February 09, 2017
How You Could Lose Your ATPE Membership Benefits
Two new anti-educator bills are up for debate at the Capitol. These bills unfairly target teachers by attempting to restrict how educators pay dues to join professional associations, which lobby for your rights and your students’ rights at the Capitol.
Posted On: February 07, 2017
Navigating the T-TESS, Part 4
Need help navigating Texas’s new teacher appraisal system? ATPE is here for you! We are happy to present this series of practical tips to help you prepare for the T-TESS.
Posted On: February 02, 2017
Tell Texas Lawmakers What You Think
ATPE members are the best people to tell Texas lawmakers about what's going on in Texas schools. Make plans now to attend our lobby day and political involvement training event, ATPE at the Capitol, happening March 5-6, in Austin. The last day to register online TOMORROW, Feb. 3
Posted On: January 31, 2017
How to Contact Your State Legislators
Reviewing the list of potential threats to Texas education can be overwhelming, but banding together and taking a stand for public education can make a difference. We magnify our voice through phone calls, personal letters, and visits to legislative offices—often the most powerful way to influence lawmakers and easier than you think. The key is to be calm, respectful, and prepared.
Posted On: January 30, 2017
ATPE’s Newest Advocacy Tool Connects Members with Lawmakers
Did you know that Advocacy Central offers ATPE members rapid access to your elected officials? Our grassroots platform makes it quick and easy for members to contact legislators about issues of concern
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