10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Region 13 Study Group Mtg
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Learning and Engagement Modules
07.09.2014 — On Tuesday, Apple launched its newly updated iTunes U app that allows teachers to create, edit and manage entire courses directly on their iPad. Teachers already had access to the free iTunes U app, but they weren't able to create content using that tool; instead, they could only create content on a Mac or personal computer with a web-based course manager.
07.02.2014 — The Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) announced the regional winners of the annual Superintendent of the Year (SOTY) award. The SOTY program recognizes exemplary superintendents for their strong leadership skills, dedication to improving educational quality, ability to build effective employee relations, student performance, and commitment to public involvement in education.
07.01.2014 — The non-profit E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation announced Monday the release of a free 41-chapter iBooks textbook series called Life on Earth that is designed to excite and instruct high school biology students with state-of-the-art digital media that includes animations, video, and interactive modules.
06.09.2014 — Every Texas public school district is required by law to implement an integrated pest management (IPM) program. The Texas Department of Agriculture's Structural Pest Control Service issued a reminder of IPM requirements as they regulate and enforce the use of pest management practices by Texas school districts.
07.28.2014 — Education Commissioner Michael Williams has asked Attorney General Greg Abbott whether an independent school district may use the certified estimate of property tax values to adopt a tax rate after adopting its budget in order to schedule a tax ratification election for the November uniform election date.
07.23.2014 — Commissioner of Education Michael Williams has requested an extension of the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Along with his request, he notified U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that the state would be adding an additional year to the pilot program for the new teacher and principal evaluation and support systems.
07.22.2014 — The Senate Higher Education Committee will convene a public hearing on July 22 at 9 a.m. in room E1.012 to consider the following:
07.18.2014 — State Board of Education members received an update on Wednesday from TEA staff regarding the Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) that included a discussion of funding, ordering, and requests for disbursements. Board member Thomas Ratliff reminded the board that there use to be separate allotments, one for instructional materials and another for technology. The IMA merged the two allotments into one fund but did not provide enough money for districts to sufficiently purchase what was needed in both areas.
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.