Applications Due December 9 for Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship for Doctoral StudentsTASA active or student members enrolled in accredited university doctoral programs in the field of education may apply for one of three $2,500 scholarships to be awarded at the TASA Midwinter Conference in January 2017. Learn more and access the online application, which is due by December 9.
Level 3 CMAT Applications Due December 19
School leaders who have completed both Level 1 and Level 2 Curriculum Management Audit Training (CMAT) must also complete the Level 3 program, which is focused on report writing, for licensure as curriculum management auditors. This level of training is by invitation only, following submission of application materials to Curriculum Management Solutions, Inc. (CMSi). If you have completed both the Level 1 and Level 2 trainings and would like to participate in the Level 3 program, please complete this application from CMSi and return it to them at the address indicated by December 19. If you have any questions related to the training or application process, please contact Kelly Schweer with CMSi at 515-276-8911 or email@example.com.
Midwinter Conference Agenda and Thought Leader Lineup Posted
The agenda for the 2017 TASA Midwinter Conference has been posted and links to information on several related events occurring in conjunction with the conference as well as to descriptions of the General Session and Thought Leader speakers’ presentations. See the agenda.
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.
10.14.2016 — TASA, which facilitates the Texas Teacher of the Year program, has named Allison Ashley, Austin ISD, the 2017 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Deborah Campbell, San Angelo ISD, the 2017 Texas Secondary Teacher of the Year.
10.05.2016 — Texas State Board of Education Vice Chair Thomas Ratliff has joined a select group of distinguished Texans to receive the Golden Deeds Award.
09.26.2016 — TASB has named Marcelo Cavazos, superintendent of Arlington ISD, the 2016 Superintendent of the Year.
11.15.2016 — The prefiling of bills for the upcoming 85th legislative session that begins January 10 began Monday. Following is a sampling of education-related bills filed thus far for the 2017 session.
11.01.2016 — An AASA letter to the U.S. Department of Education signed by representatives of 49 statewide administrators’ groups expresses concern with the Department’s proposed regulations related to the “Supplement, not Supplant” provisions of Title I in ESSA.
10.21.2016 — Commissioner of Education Mike Morath announced on October 20 that TEA has launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers, and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state’s implementation of ESSA.
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.