Opening May 25: TASA/TASB Convention Call for Proposals Requesting Engaging Session Formats
TASA and TASB are committed to giving attendees a variety of engaging learning experiences — beyond the traditional presenter-led session — during the September 28-30 TASA/TASB Convention in Austin. The call for proposals will be open May 25-June 8. When developing your session proposal, note that preferential consideration will be given to proposals that involve attendees in collaborative, hands-on experiences. We are seeking sessions that engage participants through collaborative seating, opportunities for shared discussions, and interactive learning in the selected topic. Learn more.
05.16.2018 — Dr. Paul Whitton, Jr. has announced his intent to retire from his position as Associate Executive Director for Administrative Services, effective May 31, 2018.
04.05.2018 — Dallas Cowboys Coach Jason Garrett will launch the statewide Texas Reads One Book program on April 16 for the fourth consecutive year.
03.27.2018 — In its regularly scheduled meeting today, the TASA Executive Committee took action to approve two at-large appointments to the committee and elected the 2018-19 TASA president-elect and vice president.
03.19.2018 — Results of the 2018 TASA Executive Committee elections are in. Up for election for the term June 1, 2018, to May 31, 2020, were those positions representing even-numbered ESC regions.
05.23.2018 — Gov. Greg Abbott will host the third roundtable discussion to address safety and security at Texas schools at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, May 24, at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
05.23.2018 — Gov. Greg Abbott will host a second roundtable discussion to address safety and security at Texas schools Wednesday, May 23. The roundtable will feature school officials, interest groups that advocate for and against further gun regulations, and mental health experts from across the state.
05.22.2018 — Gov. Greg Abbott will host the first of three roundtable discussions to address safety and security at Texas schools Tuesday, May 22. The roundtable will feature administrators and school officials from across the state and will focus on the best practices for protecting students.
The Texas House Public Education Subcommittee on Educator Quality will meet at 8 a.m., June 7, jointly with the House Committee on Higher Education to hear testimony on an interim charge related to educator preparation programs.
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.