Why Attend

June 21-23, 2023 | Round Rock, TX

 

TASA txedFest is the place to be this June for Texas public school leaders who want to learn more about grassroots advocacy, dive into education-related issues and legislative priorities, and get tips on marketing their schools and district.

 

Strands

TASA txedFest will feature three strands …

Grassroots Advocacy

Our friends at Raise Your Hand Texas will lead four different grassroots advocacy sessions, plus we’ll have sessions featuring panelists from the Texas Parent PAC, Texas Educators Vote, Pastors for Texas ChildrenTexans Advocating for Meaningful Student Assessment (TAMSA), the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), Texas Association of Rural Schools (TARS), Texas Rural Education Association (TREA), and the Texas Association of Mid-Size Schools (TAMS) on the following topics:

 

  • Community Engagement
  • Culture of Voting
  • Communicating with Legislators
  • Elections

Legislative Priorities & Issues

Sessions will feature Texas public education association leaders from TASA, the Texas School Alliance, the Texas Association of Community Schools (TACS), Raise Your Hand Texas, and AASA | The School Superintendents Association, as well as district leaders from Alief, Cypress-Fairbanks, Dallas, Elgin, Ponder, and Temple. They will cover these topics and more:

 

  • Governmental Relations Efforts
  • District Priorities
  • The Federal Landscape for Public Ed

District Marketing

Join us for sessions led by our friends at the Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA), Friends of Texas Public Schools (FOTPS), Go Public, engage2learn, plus districts including Aldine, Coppell, East Central, Everman, Fort Bend, Frisco, Garland, Northside, San Angelo, Southwest, and Splendora ISD. They’ll cover the following topics and more:

 

  • Telling Your District’s Story
  • Making Your District Competitive
  • Media Relations

 

Take-Aways

You will leave txedFest more knowledgeable and ready to advocate for your school district with …

  • greater understanding of education-related legislative issues and priorities
  • expert advice on communicating with legislators and policymakers
  • tried-and-true approaches to foster grassroots advocacy within your community
  • tips for sharing your district’s full story, beyond the state’s A-F ratings, within your community and for mobilizing community partners
  • a strengthened network of district leaders you can call on from across the state
  • a plan for the next steps for your advocacy

 

Who Should Attend?

TASA will invite the representatives of other organizations that advocate for Texas public schools as well as elected and appointed state leaders, and we encourage all types of Texas public school leaders to join us!

  • Public school superintendents
  • Aspiring superintendents and school leaders
  • District leaders implementing policy
  • District communications staff
  • District governmental relations teams
  • District legal staff
  • Education foundation personnel
  • TASA members in higher education