02.06.2016 — Assessment Conference Program Online; Emails to Registrants on February 10
The 2016 Texas Assessment Conference program is now available for viewing online or as a downloadable PDF. Also, personalized information sheets needed for on-site check-in will be emailed to registrants Wednesday, February 10, from “email@example.com.” (If attending, please notify your tech department so the email does not get caught in your district’s spam filter.) Although online registration for the conference is closed, registration will be offered on-site. Learn more.
01.19.2016 — 2016-17 TASA Executive Committee Elections
Six members of the TASA Executive Committee, eligible to serve a second term, have notified the TASA office of their intent to continue their service on the committee, beginning June 1, 2016: Troy Mircovich, Ingleside ISD (Region 2); Rex Burks, Simms ISD (Region 8); Alfred Ray, Duncanville ISD (Region 10); Joey Light, Wylie ISD (Region 14); Andrew Peters, Marfa ISD (Region 18); and Brian T. Woods, Northside ISD (Region 20). Committee members vacating seats following completion of two terms are: Trish Hanks, Friendswood ISD (Region 4); John Craft, Killeen ISD (Region 12); and Robert McLain, Channing ISD (Region 16). Morris Lyon, North Zulch ISD (Region 6) is not seeking re-election. A candidate or any TASA member in the region may initiate a petition to secure a nomination for a seat on the Executive Committee. Obtain a petition form from Ann Roland at TASA headquarters, 512-477-6361. Petitions containing the required number of signatures must be in the hands of the TASA executive director no later than February 15, 2016. See the operating procedures for details.
01.27.2016 – Save the Date for the 2017 TASA Midwinter Conference!
Thank you to all school leaders and education vendors who participated in this year's Midwinter Conference! Please mark your calendar for Jan. 29-Feb. 1, at the Austin Convention Center for TASA's 2017 Midwinter Conference. See more future dates.
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.
01.29.2016 — Mary Ann Whiteker, Revathi Balakrishnan, and Martha Saucedo addressed the SBOE on testing and related issues at the SBOE's January meeting.
01.13.2016 — TASA President Karen Rue, superintendent, Northwest ISD, has been named one of four finalists for the AASA 2016 Women in School Leadership Award.
01.04.2016 — TASA has named the 2016 recipients of the Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship, awarded annually since 2014 to outstanding doctoral students pursuing careers in educational leadership.
02.05.2016 — The Texas House Higher Education Committee will meet at 9 a.m., Thursday, February 11 to consider issues related to community college, dual credit, and early college start programs.
02.02.2016 — The Joint Interim Committee to Study TRS health benefit plans has posted notice for hearings on March 30 and April 13.
01.29.2016 — Today the SBOE allowed an SBEC proposal to pass that permits an individual seeking a superintendent certificate the option to substitute public school district managerial experience for the requirement of a principal certificate.
01.28.2016 — The Senate Committee on Education will meet Wednesday, February 10, at 9 a.m. in McAllen, Texas.
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.