1.26.2015 — TASA announced the addition of the first elementary-level core content-area resources to the TASA on iTunes U® digital content resource library, a collection of teacher-curated, TEKS-aligned digital resources available free of charge to Texas educators.
11.16.2014 — Due to concerns about the implementation of the revised TEKS for math in kindergarten through eighth grade this year, the State Board of Education's Committee on Instruction will discuss the issue at its meeting on Thursday.
11.11.2014 — You have a safety plan, but can the faculty and staff in your school find it when it matters most? CrisisManager is the new mobile safety platform that gets your plans out of binders and into the hands of those who need them.
11.07.2014 — Michael McFarland, superintendent of Lancaster Independent School District, has been selected to represent Texas in the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year program.
01.24.2015 — Earlier today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick announced the Senate committee assignments for the 84th Texas Legislature. "After much though and careful consideration, today I am announcing the members selected to serve on the fourteen committees approved by the Texas Senate. These committees will work on the critical issues that affect all Texans," said Patrick.
01.23.2015 — TEA released a press release today noting that the USDE had rejected the State's guidelines for a new teacher and principal evaluation system. "Based on the review of Texas' guidelines and taking into account the feedback from the expert peers, I have determined that Texas has not yet adopted guidelines for teacher and principal evaluation and support systems that meet all requirements of ESEA flexibility, nor does it have a process for ensuring that each district in Texas develops, adopts, pilots, and implements teacher and principal evaluation and support systems consistent with those guidelines as required by ESEA flexibility," wrote Deborah S. Delisle with the USDE.
01.15.2015 — The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, in advance of the legislative session, submitted its "Update on the Progress of the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium," required by Section 7.0561(j), Education Code, to Commissioner Michael Williams. The report has been transmitted to the governor and the members of the 84th Legislature.
01.13.2015 — Comptroller Glen Hegar laid out his revenue estimate for the upcoming 2016-17 biennium. Hegar noted that the state will have $113 billion in available revenue, which is $9.7 billion more than the previous biennium. He noted that the projections are based on a moderate expanding state economy, tempered with the uncertainty around oil prices and a slowing global economy.
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.
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.
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.