UT/TASA Summer Conference on Education Kicks Off Sunday, June 26
The 2016 UT/TASA Summer Conference on Education will be held June 26-28 at the Renaissance Austin Hotel. Personalized information sheets needed for on-site check-in are being emailed to registrants this week from “firstname.lastname@example.org.” (If attending, please notify your tech department so the email does not get caught in your district’s spam filter.) Follow the UT/TASA Summer Conference on Education on Twitter using #UTTASA. Follow the conference on Facebook by visiting the conference event page and clicking on “Going.”
Register On-site for the June Accountability Forum Seminar
An Accountability Forum Seminar will be held immediately following the UT/TASA Summer Conference on June 28, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Districts with a 2015-16 or 2016-17 subscription to the TASA Accountability Forum may bring up to three attendees at no cost; individuals from non-subscribing districts pay just $175. The seminar will feature invited presentations from TEA officials with updates on accountability system development in 2016 and beyond. Online registration is closed but you may register on-site at the UT/TASA Summer Conference registration desk. Learn more.
Register by July 11 for the 2016 Rural Schools Initiative Academy: It's All About the Brain!
This year’s Rural Schools Initiative Academy will help teachers design more effective instruction and principals become more aware of instructional principles to look for when conducting observations under the new Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS). Who should attend the July 20-22 academy at the Region 7 ESC in Kilgore? Teachers, teacher leaders, principals, central office curriculum and instructional staff, and superintendents in small rural school districts. Learn more and register today!
05.13.2015 — H-E-B has announced the winners of the 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards, a program the retailer launched in cooperation with TASA in 2002 as a positive way to support public education in Texas.
04.11.2016 — Results of the 2016 TASA Executive Committee elections are in.
04.04.2016 — On April 11, 2016, tens of thousands of Texas students and their families will kick off a statewide celebration of literacy called Texas Reads One Book.
02.09.2016 — TASA and AASA invite all Texas school districts to participate in the 2016 Texas Reads One Book program. The sign-up deadline is March 15.
06.20.2016 — The Senate Education Committee will meet August 3 at 9 a.m. in room E1.028 to hear invited and public testimony on several interim charges.
06.14.2016 — The Texas Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability held its sixth meeting June 13, a work session in which members hammered out their recommendations for the Legislature.
06.14.2016 — The SBOE has released a survey to seek public input about the state’s student assessment and accountability programs.
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.
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.