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Why One ATPE Member Turned His Garage into a Classroom

Virtual instruction shifted the education sphere quite a bit this school year. As educators grappled with how to reach students and keep them engaged, ATPE member Joe Zambrano decided to kick it up a notch by turning his garage into a classroom.

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From TeachtheVote.org: ATPE Again Urges State Officials to Waive Student Testing Requirements During COVID-19

ATPE sent a letter to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott November 11 seeking relief for Texas public schools as they face rigid testing and accountability requirements while still dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It’s the 2020-21 ATPE Award Season! Submit Your Nominations!

Every year, ATPE recognizes outstanding Texas educators, ATPE leaders, and friends of Texas public schools. Here’s everything you need to know—including what’s new this year.

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Meet a 2020 ATPE Campus Rep of the Year

ATPE member Karen Glenn of Lumberton ISD was named the 2020 Doug Rogers Campus Representative of the Year for Local Units with 1–200 Members and wrote about her inspiration for becoming an educator and the importance of preparing students for the real world.

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From TeachtheVote.org: Texas 2020 Election Recap: What We Know So Far

Read ATPE’s first look at the results of the November 3 general election as it pertains to Texas.

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ATPE: State Should Learn from El Paso COVID-19 Spike and Proactively Provide Guidance to Schools Statewide

With cases on the rise, now is the time to act; school districts, educators, and parents deserve to know what options are on the table should a “hot spot” emerge in their community.

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Today Is the Day: Election 2020

November 3—Election Day—is finally here. Today is the last day to make your voice heard through your vote. Plus: Where to get post-election analysis related to Texas public education.

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Early Voting Ends October 30

If you haven’t had a chance to get the polls for early voting, the last day to do so is Friday, October 30. Election Day is November 3.

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Meet the President of a 2019-20 ATPE Local Unit of the Year

Nacogdoches ATPE won the Local Unit of the Year Award for Local Units with 201–500 Members, and 2019-20 President Roya Dinbali spoke to ATPE about how the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted her local unit’s engagement and the most important thing educators can do for their profession.

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First-Time Professional Discount to End October 31

Don’t miss out on ATPE’s discounted rate for first-time professional members—the deadline is just around the corner.

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