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.
Hurricane Harvey Resources
TASA continues to maintain a list of resources for Texas school districts affected by Hurricane Harvey as well as a list of opportunities to assist in the relief effort for affected schools and districts. Access those lists. Included among the listed resources for affected districts are videos of Harvey-related concurrent sessions from the TASA/TASB Convention in October. Videos of those sessions are now viewable on the TASA Facebook page. Access the videos here.
Registration On-Site for Midwinter Conference
Online registration for the Midwinter Conference has closed but you may register on-site during the conference. On-site registration will be available: Sunday, January 28: noon–6 p.m.; Monday, January 29: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Tuesday, January 30: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Wednesday, January 31: 7–10:30 a.m. Learn more!
Download the Conference Mobile App!
The TASA Midwinter Conference mobile app is ready for download! The app makes it a snap to build a personalized schedule; bookmark exhibitors; receive important, real-time updates to the conference program; and find and connect with friends and colleagues. Download the app.
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.
01.03.2018 — TASA has named the 2018 recipients of the Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship.
12.19.2017 — Applications for the TASA executive director position will be accepted December 1, 2017, through January 26, 2018. Information on the candidate profile is now available.
01.17.2017 — Today Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an opinion related to the authority of school districts to spend public funds to provide transportation to and from polling places for students and employees and the use of school district funds to work for a particular candidate or measure.
01.11.2018 — Today Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter directing Commissioner of Education Mike Morath to take immediate action to address findings in a report from the U.S. Department of Education on the delivery of special education services in the state.
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.
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.