11.23.2015 — November 30 is Deadline to Register for Assessment Summit
Districts that subscribe to the School Transformation Network are invited to attend — at no charge — the TASA Assessment Summit to be held December 3 in Round Rock. At the Summit, attendees will examine the changing role of assessment in our schools, what research tells us about community-based accountability, and what district leaders need to be ready to talk about concerning state and local accountability as it relates to student assessment. See the Summit agenda. To attend, subscribe to the School Transformation Network then register for the Assessment Summit in the TASA Member Services Center.
11.10.2015 — Mentor Training for Eligible Superintendents at Midwinter Conference
TASA’s Learning for Leadership: A Mentoring Program for Texas Superintendents matches new superintendents with trained mentors — more experienced superintendents who provide a listening ear, access to resources, and wise counsel. With SBEC rules requiring new superintendents to participate in a mentorship, qualified mentors are needed. If you are interested, please email email@example.com. Mentor training will be provided prior to the 2016 TASA Midwinter Conference, January 23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
10.14.2015 — Digital Content Development Workshop at Midwinter Conference
Educators who want to create customized digital content to use in their classrooms or to distribute within their school districts will find a hands-on learning opportunity at TASA's Digital Content Development Workshop on January 25 during the Midwinter Conference. Campus-level classroom teachers and others in non-administrative positions may participate in the workshop and attend the Midwinter Conference for just $95 each; campus or district administrators who register for the Midwinter Conference may participate in the workshop for an additional $45 each (beyond the regular conference fee). Register by December 16.
11.16.2015 — Last week Texas House Public Education Committee Chair Jimmie Don Aycock joined a select group of distinguished Texas educators who have received the Golden Deeds Award, which is presented by the Texas A&M University Department of Educational Administration and Human Resources Development and TASA.
11.05.2015 — TASA has selected Mary Ann Whiteker, superintendent of Hudson ISD, as Texas’ nominee for the 2016 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year award.
10.16.2015 — TASA has named Revathi Balakrishnan, a talented and gifted specialist in Round Rock ISD, as the 2016 Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Martha Saucedo, a family and consumer science teacher in Brady ISD, as the 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year. Balakrishnan was chosen to represent Texas in the National Teacher of the Year competition.
10.05.2015 – Mary Ann Whiteker, chief executive of Hudson ISD, was named 2015 Superintendent of the Year by the Texas Association of School Boards in Austin on October 3.
11.23.2015 — The U.S. Department of Education response says that Texas' high-risk status will not be reconsidered and is warranted because Texas has not yet met the conditions placed on its original ESEA flexibility approval and approved extension.
11.20.2015 — Today the SBOE took a final vote on a State Board for Educator Certification rule action to amend the requirements for obtaining a superintendent certificate in Texas, rejecting the proposal with a vote of 10 to 5.
11.20.2015 — The Senate Committee on Education will meet Monday, December 7, at 10 a.m. to take up interim charges on charter schools and improper teacher-student relationships.
11.19.2015 — HB 2610 changed the unit of measure for required instruction from 180 days to 75,600 minutes and defines a day of instruction as 420 minutes. Districts are required to maintain local documentation that is sufficient to prove that they met the minimum. A sample spreadsheet is provided.
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.