advocacy

TEA ESSA Survey Talking Points

The TLA's Joint Task Force on ESSA developed messaging to support the importance of effective school library programs to be used in responding to the Texas Education Agency's (TEA) online ESSA survey. The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 25, 2016 | Last updated November 18, 2016

TEA Seeks Input on ESSA Implementation

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has launched an online survey offering parents, taxpayers and the general public an avenue to provide input on the state's implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The deadline for completing the ESSA Public Input Survey is November 18.

Created on Oct 21, 2016 | Last updated October 21, 2016

TASL Advocacy

Do Districts Have to Hire Librarians?   

In Texas, school districts have discretionary authority over school library staffing and programs. Neither state nor federal statute requires that a school librarian be assigned to every campus.  However, state regulations do address library facilities, certified librarians, and state standards for school libraries. 

Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL) has produced two resources for school librarians around the state:

Created on Oct 10, 2016 | Last updated October 10, 2016

Save Copper Mountain Library

 

TLA's Open Letter to Killeen Mayor and City Council Members

AUSTIN – The following open letter was released by the Texas Library Association (TLA) and addressed to Killeen Mayor and City Council Members in regards to Killeen's Copper Mountain Library Branch.

Created on Sep 12, 2016 | Last updated September 12, 2016

Make Your Case to Attend Annual Conference

 Yes, You SHOULD attend TLA Annual Conference – You are Worth It

by Jennifer LaBoon, Fort Worth ISD Coordinator, Library Technology

TLA Annual Conference is right around the corner! It’s time to get your travel plans finalized and get registered for what will be the best conference ever!  

Created on Feb 9, 2016 | Last updated January 11, 2017

2010 Library Snapshot Day

Texas Library Snapshot Day

Texas Library Snapshot Day Fall, 2010

Created on Aug 26, 2015 | Last updated August 26, 2015

Texline 297: Summary of the 83rd Regular Legislative Session

TEXLINE 297
Posted: May 29, 2013


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Created on May 29, 2013 | Last updated May 29, 2013

Texline 296: Budget and Bill Update

TEXLINE 296
Posted: May 17, 2013


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Created on May 17, 2013 | Last updated May 17, 2013

Texline 295: Budget Update (Conferees on SB 1 Named) and Bill Update

TEXLINE 295
Posted: April 25, 2013


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Created on Apr 25, 2013 | Last updated April 25, 2013
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