2019 Texas Teacher of the Year Nominations Due June 7
Each school district and open-enrollment charter school may nominate two teachers — one elementary and one secondary educator — by completing the 2019 Texas Teacher of the Year application packet and providing all requested information to their ESC by June 7. All district nominees will advance to regional competition. Find out where to send your district nominations.
Nominate Your Outstanding Board for the 2018 TASA School Board Awards by June 15
If your school board supports educational improvement projects and school transformation initiatives, puts the welfare of students above personal or political motives, and works together to function as a policy-making body, you should nominate your board for TASA’s School Board Awards Program. There is no application form to submit; rather, superintendents should submit data and information that is supportive of the 2018 TASA School Board Awards criteria to their regional ESCs by June 15.
Explore TASA's Online Advocacy Toolkits
TASA, with the help of the TASA Advocacy Committee and Legislative Committee, has launched a collection of TASA Advocacy Toolkits, which include resources, suggestions, and links to information to assist school administrators with advocacy efforts. Access the toolkits.
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.
02.26.2018 — In Regions 2, 16, and 20, seven TASA members submitted petitions for inclusion on the election ballots, mailed to TASA members in Regions 2, 16, and 20 on February 28.
03.20.2018 — The Expenditures Working Group, a subcommittee of the Texas Commission on Public School Finance, met Tuesday, March 20. Only invited testimony was heard.
03.20.2018 — The Texas Commission on Public School Finance met Monday, March 19, to hear invited testimony by representatives from various education-related groups, including TASA, as well as general public testimony. The recommendation made repeatedly during the 11 hours of testimony was to increase the state's share of funding for Texas public schools.
03.07.2018 — The Texas Commission on Public School Finance met Wednesday, March 6, at the TEA building in Austin. Several superintendents provided invited testimony related to efficiency and innovative school programs.
02.09.2018 — The Texas Commission on Public School Finance held its second meeting Thursday, February 8, at the TEA building in Austin.
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.