• 10.23.2014—Texas elementary, secondary Teacher of the Year  to be announced Friday
    The state's 2015 Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year will be announced Friday, October 24 at a special ceremony and luncheon at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum from among the six finalists. The elementary school finalists are: Katherine Cass, Chisum ISD; Whitney Crews, Lindale ISD; Stephanie Green, Ector County ISD. The secondary education finalists are: Christine Amerson, Victoria ISD; Irene Kistler, North East ISD; and Shanna Peeples, Amarillo ISD.
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  • For the Texas Teachers of the Year, Teaching Was a Calling

    10.28.2014 — For Shanna Peeples and Whitney Crews, teaching found them, in spite of attempts from others to lure them into some other—any other— profession. Today, these two educators were both honored with the state’s top teaching award for providing their students with a sense of hope, a love for learning, and endless possibilities for their future.

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  • Ebola Information and Resources for School Districts

    09.10.2014 — In an effort to keep districts informed so that they may respond to questions from concerned parents about the Ebola virus, we are sharing some resources provided by the Dallas Independent School District. The district hopes that the procedures and steps they took will be of assistance to other school districts should they have the unfortunate experience of having a school impacted by the virus.

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  • Project Launched to Find Successful Blended Learning Examples

    10.09.2014 — The Clayton Christensen Institute and the Evergreen Education Group launched a project to find and publicize examples of success in blended learning in public school districts.

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  • Sunset Commission Issues Revised Report on TEA

    10.06.2014 — The Sunset Commission released a 117-page report on the Texas Education Agency and concluded that TEA should be reauthorized as a state agency. The Sunset Commission also made several recommendations, including that:

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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.