Creating a culture of voting isn't a one-person job. It takes everyone working toward the same goal 
of modeling civic engagement to really make a difference. We have broken down some key steps 
you can take depending on what role you play. Everyone is important and everyone has a job to do! 
The Texas Educators Vote website breaks it down for you HERE »

H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards

Nominate a deserving teacher, principal or school district today. Created in 2002, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards was designed to honor and thank outstanding public school professionals. Through this program, H-E-B awards over $700,000 annually to deserving educators who go the extra mile to serve their students and communities.

To submit a nomination or application, go to: heb.com/nominate.


Back to School Symposium with Dr. John Crain
September 30, 2019 | Hilton Austin Airport
Rooms available for September 29, 2019

This one-day symposium was added because of the demand for high-quality and practical training on curriculum and instruction. Dr. John Crain has been a lead presenter on alignment, instruction, and assessment. Using the research from his newly-published book, The Essential Guide to High-Quality Curriculum and Instruction: Handbook for Texas Teachers and Leaders, Dr. Crain will hit the nuts and bolts of his findings. Every attendee will receive a copy of the book with paid-in-full registration. Be sure to pay for your registration when you sign-up online and/or bring a check with you to the symposium to receive the book.

Who should attend this symposium? ALL educators. All professors of education. Curriculum Directors. Superintendents. Principals. Assistant/Associate/Aspiring Principals. Teachers. Instructional specialists. TEA Directors. Consultants. Everything About Curriculum, Teaching, & Learning That You Wish All Educators Already Knew!


TASSP & Lead Your School Present the
Fundamental 5 National Summit
October 27-28, 2019 | Hilton Austin Airport

This program is for ALL GRADE-LEVEL student teachers, teachers, instructional coaches, assistant principals, principals and central office administrators.

The Fundamental 5 are the instructional practices that help make learning stick and can be used from kindergarten through high school, in any classroom, with any subject. The Fundamental 5 represents the first line of defense in intervention strategies for struggling students while also positioning academically stronger students to achieve at levels previously beyond the collective imagination of the profession. If you want your classroom or your campus to perform at the highest levels, don't miss the 2019 National Fundamental 5 Summit.


How does my middle school become a Texas School to Watch? Click Here 


• Check out the Friends of Texas Public Schools Scholarship! This Scholarship is for graduating seniors who can use their voice and visual media (i.e. video) to share how their public school education has impacted their future. The goal of this Scholarship is to highlight the “Great Things Happening in Texas Public Schools” from the student’s perspective. This year Friends will award two graduates with its scholarship/award. One for a student joining the workforce, continuing education through trade schools/military or other forms of post-secondary training and one for a college-bound graduate. Deadline is October 15, 2019. Click Here

• U.S. Senate Youth Application: The 58th annual program will be held in Washington, D.C., from March 7-14, 2020. The United States Senate Youth Program is for high school students who demonstrate leadership and an interest in government. Students must be a junior or senior in high school to apply. In 1962, the United States Senate voted unanimously to endorse a nationwide youth program to bring high school students to Washington, DC for a brief introduction to the functions of the federal government. The annual United States Senate Youth Program authorizes the selection of 104 student delegates, two from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Office of Dependents Schools. The delegates are immersed in Washington activities throughout their week-long stay. Their stops include visits to the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Pentagon. Delegates hear major addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Department of State and the Department of Defense, as well as other federal departments. The Hearst Foundations pay all expenses for the week-long Washington stay, including transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals. Each delegate is also awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies. Deadline is October 15, 2019.

2020 Texas Application for U.S. Senate Youth Program » 
Click here for the 2020 Official USSYP Brochure »

• Write for the Texas Study! View the 2019-20 article submission guidelines » 
The Texas Study of Secondary Education is a professional research journal used by members, university certification programs, consultants and professors of education for a dual purpose: to publish and to read. The Texas Study is published biannually and distributed to members by mail. The journal is also accessible online for members only. Members can click on Resources / Publications to view past issues.

Special Thanks to our TASSP Corporate Partners! Click Here

TASSP 2019 Events:

Back to School with Dr. John Crain: Sept. 30, 2019 | Austin
Fundamental 5 National Summit: Oct. 27-28, 2019 | Austin
Assistant / Aspiring Principal Workshop: Feb. 9-11, 2019 | Austin
Making Middle School Matter Symposium: March 1-3, 2020 | Austin
TASSP Summer Workshop: June 10-12, 2020 | DALLAS, ANATOLE by HILTON

TASSP Vision

To offer Texas principals and assistant principals a forum to explore the best practices in school administration with the ultimate goal of helping facilitate student learning. It is the intent of the organization that we honor our motto, "Above All, Students First," in all that we do.

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