TASA Launches New Website for MISSION: School Transformation
TASA has launched a new MISSION: School Transformation website that features information on the initiative's history and key players, as well as access to helpful tools and resources, related professional development and projects such as TASA on iTunes U, and details on how to get involved. Several of the site’s main sections are devoted to MISSION principles: digital learning, high-priority learning standards, multiple assessments, community-based accountability, and organizational transformation. Explore the website.
Nominate Your Outstanding Board for the 2016 TASA School Board Awards by June 15
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 2016 TASA School Board Awards criteria to their regional ESCs by June 15.
04.11.2016 — Results of the 2016 TASA Executive Committee elections are in.
04.04.2016 — On April 11, 2016, tens of thousands of Texas students and their families will kick off a statewide celebration of literacy called Texas Reads One Book.
02.09.2016 — TASA and AASA invite all Texas school districts to participate in the 2016 Texas Reads One Book program. The sign-up deadline is March 15.
02.01.2016 — H-E-B has announced that eight school districts and five early childhood facilities have been selected as finalists for the retailer's 2016 Excellence in Education Awards program, now in its 15th year.
04.27.2016 — The Texas House Public Education Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 11, on an interim charge related to inappropriate teacher-student relationships and on one related to accessibility to broadband services for schools, libraries, and institutions of higher education.
04.22.2016 — The House Public Education Committee will meet at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 3, jointly with the House Committee on Economic & Small Business Development.
04.20.2016 — A new TEA letter to administrators provides additional information related to Student Success Initiative (SSI) requirements for 545 students in grades 5 and 8 that TEA reports were affected by the online testing issues of last month.
04.19.2016 — TEA posted a list that identifies school districts and charter schools that applied for the high-quality prekindergarten grant and the corresponding funding estimates that districts and charter schools might expect to receive if all applicants are determined to be eligible.
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.