NOTE: TASA Phone Lines and Email Now RestoredIf you were trying to reach TASA headquarters in Austin via phone or email, please note that both services have now been restored after an outage due to a service-provider problem. Phone messages left with the answering service will be returned, and replies needed to emails sent to TASA staff, will be sent as soon as possible.
Take Your STEM Leadership Team Into Space October 26-28 at Harnessing Human Energy for STEM Success SummitIgnite your STEM leadership team’s curiosity about space and science with innovative tours and stimulating speakers who will deliver advanced science concepts in an engaging and easy-to-understand format at a Texas STEM summit sponsored by Chevron, October 26-28. Featured events include: a Pre-Summit Learning Walk of several Clear Creek ISD campuses; VIP tour of how astronauts train for missions in an underwater lab; Mars presentation in the Blast-Off Theater; “Night at the Museum” in the Starship Gallery; and VIP tour of the Johnson Space Center. Teams are limited to three individuals per district, and spots are very limited. Register by September 30!
Register by August 26 for the Academy for Transformational Leadership to be Held in Klein ISDATL is for superintendents and other district and campus leaders who are devoted to: nurturing joyous student learning, creating inspiring workplaces for teachers and all staff, and envisioning school districts that are less like factories and more like organizations designed for learning. For 2016-17, ATL will be offered in Klein ISD (Session 1 is September 7-8), at the Region 10 ESC (Session 1 is October 3-4), and in Georgetown (Session 1 is October 10-11). Get the details!
Now Open! 2017 Midwinter Conference Call for Sessions
Deadline: September 30, 2016
TASA has opened applications for 2017 Midwinter Conference Concurrent Session presentations. The conference, which will take place January 29-February 1 at the Austin Convention Center, attracts education leaders — and leadership teams — from every region of the state. If your district has an outstanding program you’d like to share with Midwinter Conference attendees, please complete an application through the TASA Member Services Center. Once you log in, click on the Events tab then scroll down to the Session Applications List to find the 2017 Midwinter Conference application link. Note: Registration and housing for the 2017 Midwinter Conference open September 1.
08.22.2016 — TASA announced today that six outstanding educators from across Texas have been chosen as finalists in the 2017 Texas Teacher of the Year program.
07.19.2016 — Fifteen Texas school district boards of trustees have been selected as regional nominees for the 2016 TASA School Board Awards.
07.05.2016 — The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced the regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award.
08.18.2016 — A review of the current public education programs administered by TEA but funded outside the Foundation School Program is the sole item on the agenda for a Texas House Appropriations Committee meeting August 24.
08.04.2016 — Pursuant to Senate Bill 507, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, TEA has released final rules concerning video surveillance in certain special education settings. The final rules are effective August 15.
07.29.2016 — The Texas Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability held its seventh and final meeting July 27 and voted on its final recommendations to the Legislature.
07.25.2016 — AASA has sent an alert on the proposed U.S. Department of Education rules related to ESSA. Comments are due August 1.
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.