• 10.06.2014 — Submissions for Midwinter Concurrent Sessions Due by October 17
    Those interested in submitting an application to present at TASA's 2015 Midwinter Conference must do so through TASA's Member Services Center (MSC) by October 17. You may complete the online application yourself or on behalf of someone else in your district/organization. However, please note: If you close the browser before completing the application, you will be required to start over from the beginning.

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  • Attendee housing for TASA's 2015 Midwinter Conference and TCWSE's 2015 Annual Conference opened on Monday, September 15, at 8 a.m.  TASA/TCWSE has reserved a block of rooms at a number of Austin hotels. Reservation requests must be completed and submitted online. Requests will be time- and date-stamped by ACVB, the centralized reservation service, and will be processed strictly in the order in which they are received.  Registration for both conferences is also open.   
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Association News

Capitol Watch

  • Joint Interim Committee to Study CTE’s Impact on High School Graduation

    10.09.2014 — The joint interim committee to study Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss the impact of career and technical education’s impact on high school graduation, transitions to postsecondary education, industry-based certification, a postsecondary certificate, or an associate’s degree.

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  • Committee to Discuss Whether Algebra II Needed for College Success

    10.09.2014 — The Senate Higher Education Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 to discuss the alignment between high school coursework and expectations in freshman level college coursework, and study the impact of particular coursework, like math (including Algebra II) and science courses, as predictors of college readiness and success. The committee will also review and make recommendations regarding the use of dual credit coursework and other secondary school programs for college credit.

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  • House Public Education Committee Sets Hearing for October 16

    10.09.2014 — The House Public Education Committee will meet at 10 am on October 16 in room E2.036 to consider the following interim charges:

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  • In Case You Missed It: Testimony at the Aug. 26 Senate Education Meeting

    10.09.2014 — The Senate Education Committee met on Aug. 26 to hear invited and public testimony on several interim charges, including a review of the STAAR writing test and an update from Commissioner Williams on STAAR EOC passing rates for the class of 2015. Two notable testifiers at that hearing included superintendent Dawson Orr, and a writing test grader contracted by Pearson, Zenobia Joseph.

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Marketing Opportunities

Face-to-face Contact at Conferences and Exhibits

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.

Contact Pat Johnston, Assistant Executive Director, Event Operations, for more information on exhibiting with TASA.

Web and Publication Advertising

TASA offers a variety of economical print advertising options, including our full-color journal INSIGHT, circulated to more than 3,000 prominent education leaders across the state.  Print advertising is also available in several highly targeted electronic publications, including TASA Daily, TASA's very popular daily electronic newsletter, our legislative and policy newsletter, Capitol Watch, and Interchange, our monthly newsletter.

Visit our advertising page or contact Ann HalsteadAssistant Executive Director, Services and Systems Administration, for more information. 

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, or Pat Johnston, Assistant Executive Director, Event Operations, to learn more about this program.