ATPE News Magazine

Spring 2020 | Volume 40 | Issue 3

Meet the grassroots advocates who won the hearts and minds of voters in 2018 and are looking for a repeat in 2020. Dive into key statistics about Texas voter turnout. Discover how one Central Texas school district implemented a four-day week. Plus, in Your Ally, learn about a recent legal change that places additional responsibility on school employees to retain work-related information on private devices, including cell phones. ATPE Managing Attorney Paul Tapp discusses what noncertified educators and district employees should know about TEA’s new process for investigating alleged misconduct. ATPE Lobbyist Mark Wiggins explains how the results of the next elections will affect Texas public education for the next decade. Read how the next generation of educators gets its inspiration from the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), a statewide nonprofit and ATPE partner. Find out about using Flipgrid in the classroom in our latest Learning Curve column. Check out seven yoga postures you can do right at your desk.

Contents

Features

Public Education Can Win at the Ballot Box

Public Education Can Win at the Ballot Box

Meet the grassroots advocates who won voters’ hearts and minds in 2018—and are looking for a repeat in 2020.
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Infographic: Texas Voting by the Numbers

Infographic: Texas Voting by the Numbers

Dive into key statistics about Texas voter turnout.
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Solving the Case of the Mondays: How One Central Texas School District Implemented a 4-Day Week

Solving the Case of the Mondays: How One Central Texas School District Implemented a 4-Day Week

Discover how one Central Texas school district implemented a four-day week.
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Special Section

Do Not Hire Registry

Do Not Hire Registry

What noncertified educators and district employees should know about TEA’s new process for investigating alleged misconduct.
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Everything Else

The Importance of Keeping Public Education in the Majority

The Importance of Keeping Public Education in the Majority

A look into how the results of the next elections will affect Texas public education for the next decade.
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You Have New Duties to Retain the “Public Records” on Your Cell Phone

You Have New Duties to Retain the “Public Records” on Your Cell Phone

Alert: You Have New Duties to Retain the “Public Records” on Your Cell Phone
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Strengthening the Future of Education

Strengthening the Future of Education 

Read how the next generation of educators gets its inspiration from the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), a statewide nonprofit and ATPE partner.
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Amplify Student Voices with Flipgrid

Amplify Student Voices with Flipgrid  

Find out about using Flipgrid in the classroom.
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Yoga for All

Yoga for All

Check out these seven yoga postures you can do right at your desk.
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