12.05.2013 — TASA is pleased to announce that Brandon Core will be joining our staff as Assistant Executive Director for Digital Learning and Leadership Development, effective January 2.
11.26.13 — The 82nd Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1557 in 2011, calling for the commissioner of education to select schools for the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium (THPSC). After an application process, 23 Texas school districts were selected in September 2012 by Commissioner Michael Williams to comprise the Consortium.
11.22.2013 — TASA is pleased to announce a special opportunity for district teacher leaders/content specialists to gain hands-on experience in creating, distributing, and using digital content through a one-day Digital Content Leadership Academy taking place during TASA's Midwinter Conference on Monday, January 27, at the Austin Convention Center, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
11.21.2013 — Dr. Virginia Collier joins a group of distinguished Texas educators as the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Golden Deeds Award. Presented at the Administrative Leadership Institute in College Station on Wednesday, Collier was recognized as an individual who has, through actions and deeds, improved the educational system in Texas to enrich the lives of all Texas public school students.
12.12.2013 — TEA has posted the proposed SBOE rules that will govern high school graduation requirements.The public comment period does not begin until December 20 and ends at the next SBOE meeting scheduled for January 29–31, 2014.
12.03.2013 — A provision in HB 5 requires all school districts to complete local evaluations on community and student engagement (TEC 39.0545). The statute requires each district to designate a performance rating for the district and each campus in the district. The rating must be exemplary, recognized, acceptable, or unacceptable.
11.26.13 — The State Board of Education (SBOE) met last week to consider on first reading changes to the graduation requirements that relate to the passage of HB 5. While HB 5 did not require Algebra II as a requirement for any of the endorsements, the draft rules posted by TEA prior to the SBOE meeting included Algebra II as a requirement for all five endorsements.
11.19.2013 — TASA, TASB, and Moak Casey & Associates have prepared a document that addresses questions related to the SBOE’s work on HB 5 graduation requirements. Our intent in developing the document was to provide a resource for frequently asked questions about postsecondary readiness, Algebra II and other advanced math courses, and the content of the new TSI assessment.
Budget Boot Camp
Texas school districts are functioning in the midst of historical cuts to education funding and the years ahead look to be even more challenging. TASA's Budget Boot Camp has long been considered a valuable asset to administrators, but today's economic and political climate make it more important than ever. School finance experts and TASA consultants Doug Karr and Omar Garcia provide attendees with valuable school finance information. [Full Details]
Digital Content Leadership Academy @
The academy is designed to empower teacher leaders andcontent specialists to join the state's growing cadre of experts proficient in digital content creation. Participating district teacher leaders/content specialists gain hands-onexperience in creating, distributing, and using digital content as they walkthrough the basics of successful digital content implementation and buildactual TASA on iTunes U® resource collections. [Full Details]
Leadership for the Digital Learning Age
School leaders play a critical role in ensuring that the investment in technology leads to direct improvements in learning. Many school leaders have not had the opportunity to develop leadership skills around managing increasingly complex educational technologies. [Full Details]
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, Director, Special Programs, to learn more about this program.