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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and its Texas state affiliate chapter, The Texas K-12 CTO Council, are honored to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning...

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FRSLN Kicks Off 2019-20 Events at Apple Campus

FRSLN Kicks Off 2019-20 Events at Apple Campus

TASA's Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) kicked off for 2019-20 October 22, 2019, with an orientation for new FRSLN members and continued with an event for all FRSLN members October 23-24 at the Apple campus in Austin. FRSLN is a group of...

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Student Data Privacy

Student Data Privacy

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), and its Texas state affiliate chapter, The Texas K-12 CTO Council, are honored to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams in leading all aspects of digital learning...

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Frisco ISD Develops a Community-Based Accountability System

Frisco ISD Develops a Community-Based Accountability System

Starting in 2020, Frisco ISD will publish a community-based accountability report in the fall of each school year in conjunction with the release of the state accountability ratings. The district, a member of the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC), has been...

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Sunnyvale ISD Releases Community Report

Sunnyvale ISD Releases Community Report

During the week of August 15, 2019, when the state's A-F campus and district ratings were released, Sunnyvale ISD sent a copy of its annual Community Report to all Sunnyvale mailboxes. “We believe that the Community-Based Accountability Report is a reflection of the...

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Roscoe Collegiate ISD Partners with West Texas A&M

Roscoe Collegiate ISD Partners with West Texas A&M

West Texas A&M University (WT) is partnering with institutions in Texas to make higher education a little more accessible for the citizens of Roscoe. Officials signed an agreement July 22, 2019, in Roscoe to begin a bachelor’s degree program in fall 2019. Western...

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FRSLN Visits Georgetown ISD

FRSLN Visits Georgetown ISD

TASA's Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) members gathered at Georgetown ISD’s Hammerlun Center May 1-2, 2019, at for their third and final event of 2018-19: “Future-Ready Leadership.” Participants heard from TASA Executive Director Kevin Brown on...

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Apply to Join the 2019-20 FRSLN by May 10

Apply to Join the 2019-20 FRSLN by May 10

The Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) — TASA's popular superintendent-led network of future-focused school leaders who gather for events that provide authentic learning experiences designed to further school transformation — is expanding for...

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Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) Begins Year 3

Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) Begins Year 3

The Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC), a group of Texas school districts working to further community-based accountability in the state, met in March 2019 in Georgetown to kick off year three of their work. Testing and accountability expert John Tanner led...

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FRSLN Visits Perot Museum, Sunnyvale ISD

FRSLN Visits Perot Museum, Sunnyvale ISD

Members of the TASA Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) gathered in Dallas at the Perot Museum February 27 for their second event of 2018-19: “Using Voice and Choice to Cultivate Curiosity.” Participants heard from fellow school leaders and other...

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FRSLN Visits Lubbock-Cooper ISD

FRSLN Visits Lubbock-Cooper ISD

Members of the TASA Future-Ready Superintendents Leadership Network (FRSLN) gathered in Lubbock November 8-9, 2018, for their first event of the school year: “Beyond Physical Safety: Social & Emotional Wellness.” Leaders will be confident, empowered &...

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Burkburnett ISD Moving to Community-Based Accountability

Burkburnett ISD Moving to Community-Based Accountability

Burkburnett ISD in Region 9 recently received some media attention due to its involvement in the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC), a group of 51 Texas school districts working to build on the success of community-based accountability systems already in...

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Edu-Drone Students Fly High in First Competition

Edu-Drone Students Fly High in First Competition

Roscoe Collegiate ISD's Edu-Drone program attracted the attention of the Abilene Reporter News in May 2018 when the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium school district hosted its first Blackland Drone Races. Students from Christoval ISD and Abilene’s Academy of...

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TASA Talks Transformation, Future of Assessments at SXSW EDU

TASA Talks Transformation, Future of Assessments at SXSW EDU

TASA presented two sessions at SXSW EDU in Austin in March 2018 that relate to Mission: School Transformation. The United in Statewide Vision for Transformation panel discussion featured: TASA Associate Executive Director Brandon Core; Incoming TASA Executive Director...

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Georgetown ISD’s Aerospace Program Soars

Georgetown ISD’s Aerospace Program Soars

Georgetown ISD, a Consortium Associate district, was featured in a February 2018 Community Impact Newspaper for the success of its aerospace engineering program launched in 2016. The program’s enrollment has reached its 24-student capacity in each of the two school...

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Lancaster ISD Students Use STEM Skills to Build Small Airplane

Lancaster ISD Students Use STEM Skills to Build Small Airplane

High school students in Lancaster ISD, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, recently watched their project of the past year — a Cessna 182 — take off from a local airfield. The airplane construction project was part of hands-on STEM challenge from...

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Georgetown ISD Looking for New Way to Measure Student Success

Georgetown ISD Looking for New Way to Measure Student Success

Officials of Georgetown ISD, a Consortium Associate district, want to hear from the community as they create a new way to measure student success. "We do so much more than just one standardized test on one given day," said Georgetown ISD Superintendent Fred Brent....

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Alamo Heights ISD: School Transformation from the Heart

Alamo Heights ISD: School Transformation from the Heart

The September 7, 2017, issue of Pioneering!, the magazine of Education Reimagined, a nationwide initiative of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution includes an article by TASA Immediate Past President Kevin Brown, superintendent, Alamo Heights ISD, a Consortium...

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Texas Superintendents Look to Find New Accountability Plan

Texas Superintendents Look to Find New Accountability Plan

KBTX-TV in Bryan-College Station recently interviewed College Station Superintendent Clark Ealy and Huntsville ISD Superintendent Howell Wright about their participation in the Texas Performance Assessment Consortium (TPAC), a TASA initiative focused on building and...

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New CTE Building to Help Willis ISD Engineering Course to Grow

New CTE Building to Help Willis ISD Engineering Course to Grow

Willis ISD, a Consortium Associate district, will break ground in spring 2017 on a new Career and Technology Education Center building that will provide space, classrooms, labs, and upgraded equipment that will help enhance and grow 20 courses in 16 career directions,...

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Why We Need a More Meaningful School Accountability System

Why We Need a More Meaningful School Accountability System

The following is the Executive Director's Message from the winter 2016 issue of INSIGHT, the professional journal of the Texas Association of School Administrators: This fall, knowing TASA members’ concerns about the test-based state accountability system, state...

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Prosper ISD Student Team Invited to NYC by Stephen Colbert

Prosper ISD Student Team Invited to NYC by Stephen Colbert

Prosper ISD, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, is giving a team of high school students the opportunity to try their hand at comedy with a student-run TV show launched in September 2016 as part of the school's scholastic broadcast program. "The Mid...

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TASA Hosted Assessment Summit for STN Districts

TASA Hosted Assessment Summit for STN Districts

TASA, in cooperation with the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), hosted a special summit for members of the TASA School Transformation Network (STN) and other district leaders interested in next-generation assessment and accountability on November 30, 2016, in...

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Sunnyvale ISD Middle School Opens Innovative Addition

Sunnyvale ISD Middle School Opens Innovative Addition

Sunnyvale ISD, a Consortium Associate district east of Dallas, recently opened a next-generation learning space at its middle school. “We felt it was important to change the learning space because instruction has changed. We moved away from teaching kids in rows more...

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Beeville ISD Teaching Computer Science at All Grade Levels

Beeville ISD Teaching Computer Science at All Grade Levels

In 2016-17, Beeville ISD, a Consortium Associate district, became the first Texas school district to make computer science a requirement for all 3,500 students at its six campuses. To do that, the district needed to teach its teachers first. It formed a one-year...

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Experts Discuss Digital Learning at SBOE Roundtable

Experts Discuss Digital Learning at SBOE Roundtable

On November 17, 2015, the State Board of Education brought together experts for a day-long summit at the Texas Capitol to explore the pros and cons of a rapidly changing classroom environment that includes more digital products and technology each year and its impact...

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Education Reimagined Spotlights Alamo Heights ISD

Education Reimagined Spotlights Alamo Heights ISD

The following article and Q&A are from the October 6, 2016, issue of Pioneering!, the magazine of Education Reimagined, a nationwide initiative of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. They feature Alamo Heights ISD, a Consortium Associate district. Under...

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Stephenville ISD Accepted into League of Innovative Schools

Stephenville ISD Accepted into League of Innovative Schools

Stephenville ISD, a Consortium Associate district, is one of only two Texas school districts (and 19 nationally) to be accepted into the national League of Innovative Schools, a coalition of forward-thinking school districts organized by the Digital Promise, a...

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Clear Creek ISD Teaches Online Safety to Students

Clear Creek ISD Teaches Online Safety to Students

A big part of digital learning is learning how to be safe in the digital world. In Clear Creek ISD, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, students are learning social media responsibility in the classroom — a lesson that will help make them...

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THPSC Mentioned in EdTech Magazine

THPSC Mentioned in EdTech Magazine

The Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, a group of school districts leading Mission: School Transformation, was mentioned in a recent EdTech magazine article on the "9 Steps to a Future-Ready Education." The article notes the Consortium's focus on assessing...

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Lancaster ISD Launches Village 2020 Partnership with City

Lancaster ISD Launches Village 2020 Partnership with City

Lancaster ISD in Region 10, a Texas High Performance Schools Consortium district, has launched a partnership with city officials to implement a multi-faceted plan called Village 2020 to improve opportunities for future generations. The plan includes goals in 12...

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Amarillo ISD Connects Students with Post-Secondary Education

Amarillo ISD Connects Students with Post-Secondary Education

In 2014-15, Amarillo ISD's Caprock High School took an innovative approach to getting students excited about college by working with each senior student until 100 percent of the Class of 2015 had applied to a post-secondary education program. In 2015-16, Caprock and...

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Amarillo ISD Announces Profile of a Graduate

Amarillo ISD Announces Profile of a Graduate

Amarillo ISD, a Consortium Associate district, is launching its Profile of a Graduate initiative, a collaboration between district leadership and the community aimed at developing graduates who are ready for the rapidly changing 21st century and the local workforce....

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The “North Star” of Innovation

The “North Star” of Innovation

The following is the Executive Director's Message from the spring 2016 issue of INSIGHT, the professional journal of the Texas Association of School Administrators:  The convergence of state and national initiatives to transform the learning environment for America’s...

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HB 5 Graduation Paths Will Prepare Students for Success

HB 5 Graduation Paths Will Prepare Students for Success

The following opinion piece was written by HD Chambers, superintendent of Alief ISD, and Joe Arnold, senior government affairs manager for BASF Corp. and chair of the workforce development committees of the Texas Association of Manufacturers and Texas Chemical...

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Friendswood ISD Opens High-Tech Library

Friendswood ISD Opens High-Tech Library

In 2015, Friendswood ISD opened a new, high-tech library at Cline Elementary that features a green screen room for students to create videos, a 3D printer, a space for students to present wirelessly with iPads, and microscopes connected to a monitor, allowing students...

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A Decade of Progress Toward TASA’s Vision

A Decade of Progress Toward TASA’s Vision

The following is the Executive Director's Message from the summer 2015 issue of INSIGHT, the professional journal of the Texas Association of School Administrators: By the time the Texas Legislature convenes in January 2017, 10 years will have passed since the 35...

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