10.19.2016 — El Paso ISD Superintendent Juan Cabrera was named one of nine national finalists for the Council of Great City School's Green-Garner Award for outstanding leadership in a large urban school system.
09.25.2016 — Marla Guerra is one of only 16 Latinas serving as superintendents or interim leaders in the state.
09.23.2016 — Marcelo Cavazos, the man who leads Arlington’s schools system, was named Texas Superintendent of the Year.
To meet that end, the Texas Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (TALAS) was created as a statewide association for the identification, recruitment, development, and advancement of Latino school administrators in order to improve public education in general for all students, with an emphasis on improving the educational and career opportunities of Latino youth. Despite the fast-rising numbers of Latinos in our society and schools, there are few Latino top administrators in education. With this critical shortage of Latino leadership, the need to come together and advocate has never been greater.TALAS will focus on statewide events that offer culturally-responsive professional development, mentoring program support, and key networking opportunities.