• 10.23.2014—Texas elementary, secondary Teacher of the Year  to be announced Friday
    The state's 2015 Elementary and Secondary Teacher of the Year will be announced Friday, October 24 at a special ceremony and luncheon at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum from among the six finalists. The elementary school finalists are: Katherine Cass, Chisum ISD; Whitney Crews, Lindale ISD; Stephanie Green, Ector County ISD. The secondary education finalists are: Christine Amerson, Victoria ISD; Irene Kistler, North East ISD; and Shanna Peeples, Amarillo ISD.
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Association News

  • Ebola Information and Resources for School Districts

    09.10.2014 — In an effort to keep districts informed so that they may respond to questions from concerned parents about the Ebola virus, we are sharing some resources provided by the Dallas Independent School District. The district hopes that the procedures and steps they took will be of assistance to other school districts should they have the unfortunate experience of having a school impacted by the virus.

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  • Project Launched to Find Successful Blended Learning Examples

    10.09.2014 — The Clayton Christensen Institute and the Evergreen Education Group launched a project to find and publicize examples of success in blended learning in public school districts.

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  • Sunset Commission Issues Revised Report on TEA

    10.06.2014 — The Sunset Commission released a 117-page report on the Texas Education Agency and concluded that TEA should be reauthorized as a state agency. The Sunset Commission also made several recommendations, including that:

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  • Arlington ISD Named 2014 Texas Outstanding School Board

    09.29.2014 — The board of trustees from Arlington Independent School District was named the 2014 Outstanding School Board today at the TASA/TASB Convention in Dallas. The Texas Association of School Administrators' annual School Board Awards Program recognizes outstanding Texas school boards for their commitment to their students and their communities.

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Capitol Watch

  • Joint Interim Committee to Study CTE’s Impact on High School Graduation

    10.09.2014 — The joint interim committee to study Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce will meet at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14 to discuss the impact of career and technical education’s impact on high school graduation, transitions to postsecondary education, industry-based certification, a postsecondary certificate, or an associate’s degree.

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  • Committee to Discuss Whether Algebra II Needed for College Success

    10.09.2014 — The Senate Higher Education Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 to discuss the alignment between high school coursework and expectations in freshman level college coursework, and study the impact of particular coursework, like math (including Algebra II) and science courses, as predictors of college readiness and success. The committee will also review and make recommendations regarding the use of dual credit coursework and other secondary school programs for college credit.

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  • House Public Education Committee Sets Hearing for October 16

    10.09.2014 — The House Public Education Committee will meet at 10 am on October 16 in room E2.036 to consider the following interim charges:

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  • In Case You Missed It: Testimony at the Aug. 26 Senate Education Meeting

    10.09.2014 — The Senate Education Committee met on Aug. 26 to hear invited and public testimony on several interim charges, including a review of the STAAR writing test and an update from Commissioner Williams on STAAR EOC passing rates for the class of 2015. Two notable testifiers at that hearing included superintendent Dawson Orr, and a writing test grader contracted by Pearson, Zenobia Joseph.

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Marketing Opportunities

Face-to-face Contact at Conferences and Exhibits

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.

Contact Pat Johnston, Assistant Executive Director, Event Operations, for more information on exhibiting with TASA.

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.

Visit our advertising page or contact Ann HalsteadAssistant Executive Director, Services and Systems Administration, for more information. 

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.