• TASA/TASB are implementing a new procedure for badge pickup at the 2014 Convention, September 26-28.  Badges will be printed onsite as attendees arrive at the Pre-Registration Area in the convention center.  A related e-mail for each attendee will be sent out on Tuesday, September 23.  Attendees are asked to bring this e-mail with them to the convention center.  Full Details 
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  • Attendee housing for TASA's 2015 Midwinter Conference and TCWSE's 2015 Annual Conference opened on Monday, September 15, at 8 a.m.  TASA/TCWSE has reserved a block of rooms at a number of Austin hotels. Reservation requests must be completed and submitted online. Requests will be time- and date-stamped by ACVB, the centralized reservation service, and will be processed strictly in the order in which they are received.  Registration for both conferences is also open.   
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  • 08.27.2014 — Digital Learning Design—Transforming Our Schools
    This three-part series features a project-based experience consistent with the visioning principles in TASA’s Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas. Transformation teams of three to nine participants work together throughout the series to learn and apply how designing digital learning experiences can authentically transform their schools.
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Association News

Capitol Watch

  • TEA Presents Legislative Appropriations Request to the LBB on September 9

    09.08.2014 — Every August before the Texas Legislature meets, state agencies are required to submit to the Governor's Office and Legislative Budget Board (LBB) a Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) for the next biennium. TEA's entire LAR for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 is posted here. The request includes base budget items, as well as exceptional items (those that require new money beyond the base budget).

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  • Judge Dietz Again Rules Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional

    08.29.2014 — In a 21-page Final Judgment, State District Judge John Dietz declared the Texas school finance system "constitutionally inadequate, unsuitable, and financially inefficient" and ordered that further funding stop "under the system until the constitutional infirmities are corrected."

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  • Senate Education Committee Meeting Wrap Up

    08.27.2014 — Today the Senate Education Committee met to hear invited and public testimony on several interim charges and to hear from Commissioner Williams on the passing rates of STAAR EOCs for the class of 2015.

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  • Texas Education Agency to Undergo Zero-Based Budget Review

    08.26.2014 — Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, has instructed the Legislative Budget Board (LBB) to include the Texas Education Agency (TEA) in a zero-based budgeting pilot program for the upcoming session. The review will focus on administrative functions, grants and programs but will not include the Foundation School Program.

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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, Director, Special Programs, 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, Director, Special Programs, to learn more about this program.