Nominate Your Outstanding Board for the 2017 TASA School Board Awards by June 16
If your school board supports educational improvement projects and school transformation initiatives, puts the welfare of students above personal or political motives, and works together to function as a policy-making body, you should nominate your board for TASA’s School Board Awards Program. There is no application form to submit; rather, superintendents should submit data and information that is supportive of the 2017 TASA School Board Awards criteria to their regional ESCs by June 16.
Follow Education Bills Using Online TASA Bill Tracker
The 85th Texas legislative session has begun. Bill filing began in November, and legislators will continue to file bills until the March 10 bill-filing deadline. See which bills TASA is following using the online TASA Bill Tracker. Search for a specific bill number or by bill type or author. As the session progresses, TASA members will receive more frequent Capitol Watch Alerts that include short bill summaries and updates on committee hearings. Watch for those in your email inbox! See a list of TASA's legislative priorities.
03.22.2017 — For the third year, Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett will launch the statewide Texas Reads One Book program. On April 3, elementary students across Texas will simultaneously watch Garrett’s videotaped reading of the first chapter of "The Lemonade War."
01.13.2017 — Today H-E-B announced that eight school districts and five early childhood facilities have been selected as finalists for the retailer's 2017 Excellence in Education Awards program, now in its 16th year.
01.04.2017 — TASA has named the 2017 recipients of the Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship, awarded annually since 2014 to outstanding doctoral students pursuing careers in educational leadership.
11.01.2016 — TASA has selected Dr. Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent of Arlington ISD, as Texas’ nominee for the 2017 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year award.
03.24.2017 — The House Publication Committee has another long day ahead on Tuesday, March 28, when it is scheduled to begin to meet at 8 a.m. in E2.036 of the Capitol Extension to hear testimony on 20-plus bills.
03.24.2017 — With a vote of 7 to 3 on Thursday, the Senate Education Committee voted out SB 3, which would create education savings account and tax credit scholarship programs.
03.22.2017 — The House Public Education Subcommittee on Educator Quality will meet again on Monday, March 27, to discuss SB 7 and other bills on improper relationships, plus others.
03.22.2017 — The Senate Committee on Education met Tuesday to discuss SB 3, which would create both education savings account and tax credit scholarship programs.
There is no substitute for developing contacts face-to-face. TASA offers you the opportunity to exhibit your products and services at major conferences held throughout the year, including Midwinter Conference, the Texas Assessment Conference, and the TASA/TASB Convention.
Print and Online Advertising
TASA offers a variety of valuable advertising options, including our journal INSIGHT, circulated to more than 3,000 prominent education leaders across the state, and our magazine Texas School Business, a trusted source of news and analysis of current issues in Texas education since 1954. Online advertising is available in TASA Daily, TASA's popular daily e-newsletter, and Capitol Watch Alert, our legislative and policy e-newsletter.
TASA's Corporate Partner Program
TASA's Corporate Partner Program gives companies that do business with schools ongoing recognition and visibility through a choice of event/advertising packages, ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. Each package offers special opportunities for Corporate Partners to sponsor professional learning opportunities and experience exclusive, face-to-face time with school leaders.Contact Johnny Veselka, Executive Director, to learn more about this program.