March 1: Deadline to Register for the 2018 Texas Reads One Book Program
You have until March 1 to register your school or district to participate in the 2018 Texas Reads One Book program! Now in its fourth year, Texas Reads One Book is a statewide community reading experience that will kick off April 16 with a videotaped reading by Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett of the first chapter of The Mouse and the Motorcycle. Families of participating elementary students will take up where Coach Garrett leaves off, reading a chapter from the book each night. Learn more.
Reserve Housing by March 6 for the TASA/UTSA Spring Leadership Conference!
Hosted jointly by TASA and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), the 2018 Spring Leadership Conference will be held March 27-28, 2018, at the UTSA Conference Center in San Antonio. A room block has been set aside at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Antonio Downtown. Reserve housing online by March 6. Learn more and register today!
John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Event: Come Together for Education
Join us in Austin during spring break for lunch, presentations, workshops, panels, and a special performance by Hanson! The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, which is committed to providing students with increased access to music, audio, video, and broadcast technologies, will roll into Austin for SXSW and will host a special event, Come Together for Education, in partnership with TASA on Thursday, March 15, 12:30-3:30 p.m. This is a free event, but you must RSVP. Learn more.
01.29.2018 — Long-time TASA Executive Director Johnny L. Veselka, who is retiring this spring, was honored by the TASA officers and Executive Committee during the opening general session of the 2018 TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin on Monday.
01.18.2018—Alvin ISD, Houston ISD, McKinney ISD, and Northwest ISD have been selected to receive the Caudill Award, the highest honor in the annual Exhibit of School Architecture competition facilitated by TASA and TASB for projects that exemplify excellence in planning and design of the learning environment.
02.09.2018 — The Texas Commission on Public School Finance held its second meeting Thursday, February 8, at the TEA building in Austin.
02.06.2018 — The Texas Senate Education Committee has posted notice of a hearing at 10 a.m., Monday, March 26, on teacher pay, student discipline, and accountability.
01.23.2018 — The school finance commission created by HB 21 from the summer 2017 special legislative session met for the first time Tuesday, January 23, 2018.
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 Jennifer Garrido, Director, Event and Corporate Partner Services, for more information on exhibiting with TASA.
Print and Online Advertising
TASA offers a variety of valuable advertising options, including our journal INSIGHT, circulated to more than 3,000 prominent education leaders across the state, and our magazine Texas School Business, a trusted source of news and analysis of current issues in Texas education since 1954. Online advertising is available in TASA Daily, TASA's popular daily e-newsletter, and Capitol Watch Alert, our legislative and policy e-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, to learn more about this program.