Posted On: June 05, 2015
Update on ATPE’s Suicide Prevention Efforts
In the Summer 2015 issue of ATPE News, readers learned about one member’s efforts to help prevent student suicide by enhancing educator training. After losing his teenage son, Jonathan, to suicide, Coach Kevin Childers worked with ATPE’s Governmental Relations team to introduce House Bill 2186, which will authorize two hours of annual suicide prevention training for Texas educators.
Posted On: June 01, 2015
Out West, Where the Cowboys Are
ATPE Regional Representative Chana Appleton shares what she loves about her part of the state, West Texas (Regions 14-19).
Posted On: May 28, 2015
Find Your Voice at ATPE Summit
Educators spend their year changing the lives of the various students who walk in and out of their classrooms and schools. At the end of the year, educators are still working hard to make sure that their students have every opportunity to succeed, and the Association of Texas Professional Educators is doing the same.
Posted On: May 26, 2015
The ATPE Book Circle Is Back!
Do you enjoy reading and interacting with other readers? Would you like to knock out some CPE credits over the summer (without ever leaving your house)? If this sounds like you, mark your calendar for June 1!
Posted On: May 22, 2015
Educator Reading List
In Summer 2014, Boerne Middle School South Principal Susan Cleveland attended the Leadership: An Evolving Vision conference at Harvard University. She came away with a list of books that can help educators stay current on all the latest education strategies and tactics that can help educators succeed on campus, and now, she has shared that list with ATPE! Enjoy!
Posted On: May 19, 2015
Be a Leader in Your Hallway
We teachers are already planning lessons and units for next year. Yep, that’s true. Some of us started after Christmas break and some after spring break, but we have, at the very least, jotted down an outline of some kind with enthusiastic ideas and details about subjects we are not even certain we will be teaching.
Posted On: May 14, 2015
Thoughts on Retirement
After 30 years as an educator, in 2002, I retired from teaching in Texas. I taught high school English and coached eight to ten University Interscholastic League events, getting up at 5:30 a.m. to travel to practice competitions on my weekends (often getting home around midnight)—it was hard to keep up.
Posted On: May 07, 2015
My Afternoon with the ATPE Lobby Team
I have always had an interest in what the ATPE lobby team does, especially during legislative sessions. However, in 2009, what was going on in the Texas legislature became personal for me. Why? Because my stepdaughter and nephew were likely going to be directly impacted by legislation surrounding the STAAR and end-of-course exams (EOCs) for high school students.
Posted On: May 05, 2015
Early College High School Designations Announced
The TEA recently announced that 44 new schools have been granted early college high school status for the 2015-16 school year.
Posted On: April 30, 2015
Guest Post: Saving Students in Low-Performing Schools
The 84th Texas Legislature has been in session for a few months now, and once again the mantra regarding “school choice” is being chanted throughout the Capitol halls: “We have a moral responsibility to rescue students in low-performing schools.”
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