Special STEM Event for K-12 Leaders, Especially Campus Principals!
Join us for a one-day leadership forum sponsored by Chevron and hosted by TASA that will inspire and inform K-12 leaders — especially campus principals — responsible for building the up-and-coming STEM workforce. While Texas offers STEM endorsements, STEM magnets, and STEM choice schools, EVERY graduate needs and deserves STEM skills. Using the science of learning to investigate creativity, communications, analytical thinking and quantitative reasoning, all students become STEM learners. The forum will be held Thursday, January 11, at the Nabisco Innovation Center in Houston, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a 6:15 p.m. dinner. Learn more and register today!
January 31: Deadline to Take Advantage of Texas Reads One Book Winter Special
Pre-registering by January 31 for the spring 2018 Texas Reads One Book program, a literacy initiative sponsored by TASA, will allow your district to participate in the 2018 Texas Reads One Book program, which kicks off April 16 and will feature the book, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, for the discounted rate of $4.95 per student (or get two books for just $9.95 so you can conduct your own custom One District, One Book reading event in addition to the spring statewide event). Learn more.
Register Today for 2017-18 CMAT
TASA will offer Curriculum Management Audit Training (CMAT) at TASA Headquarters in Austin on multiple dates in 2017-18. Level 1 training prepares participants to examine and evaluate deep alignment issues to improve student achievement. Level 2 prepares participants to examine and evaluate system-based issues to optimize the delivery of effective teaching and learning. Learn more and see the list of training dates.
Midwinter Conference Agenda and Thought Leader Lineup Posted
In addition to keynote presentations by Chip Heath, Stanford Graduate School of Business professor and author of The Power of Moments; Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath; and former principal and teacher Dr. Peter DeWitt, an expert on collaborative leadership, the 2018 Midwinter Conference offers a full lineup of thought leaders. See the conference agenda and register today!
11.27.2017 — Applications for the TASA executive director position will be accepted December 1, 2017, through January 26, 2018. Information on the application process is now available.
11.03.2017 — Former TASA President Karen Rue has joined a select group of distinguished Texans to receive the Golden Deeds Award, considered the most coveted award in the field of Texas education and the highest recognition for distinguished service to education in the state.
10.30.17 — TASA has selected Dr. LaTonya Goffney, superintendent of Lufkin ISD, as Texas’ nominee for the 2018 American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year award.
10.26.2017 — TASA has begun its search for a new executive director. The TASA officers, working in conjunction with Arrow Educational Services, have developed an online survey to inform the search for the new executive director.
11.14.2017 — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Scott Brister, Melissa Martin, Elvira Reyna, and Todd Williams to the Texas Commission on Public School Finance and named Brister chair.
11.14.2017 — The House Public Education Committee met Tuesday to hear invited testimony on two Harvey-related interim charges, including one on measures needed to prevent unintended punitive consequences to both students and districts in the state accountability system as a result of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath.
11.06.2017 — The House Public Education Committee, which met October 12 on Harvey-related interim charges, has scheduled a hearing for 8 a.m., Tuesday, November 14, to hear invited testimony on two more such charges.
11.06.2017 — The Texas Senate Education Committee met today at the Hilton University of Houston in Houston to hear invited testimony on the Harvey-related charges.
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.