From the Association of Texas Professional Educators
NACOGDOCHES, TX (News Release) - The Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) recently selected KTRE-TV's Khyati Patel to receive the Alafair Hammett Media Award for her excellent news coverage on public education issues.
A statewide panel of educators who serve on the association's Public Information Committee reviewed Patel's public education news coverage from the past year and selected her for this honor. The committee was especially impressed by Patel's reports on school voucher bills that threatened public education funding and her coverage of the Senate Bill 13, an anti-educator bill aimed to silence teachers' voices at the Capitol.
The award will be presented to Patel on July 11 at the Austin Convention Center, during the 2017 ATPE Summit. The ATPE Summit is an annual education conference that nearly 1,000 educators are expected to attend.
The award, which is presented annually to three journalists, was established to honor Alafair Hammett, ATPE's first state president.