TEA Releases Preliminary ESSA Public Survey Results

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released preliminary results of a recently completed online survey regarding the state’s implementation of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This preliminary report contains only the raw data output from the survey without any interpretation of the results. In addition, the documents contains only responses to the quantitative questions, the open-ended comment data will be analyzed and presented in a final report.

Created on Jan 3, 2017 | Last updated January 03, 2017

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

Newly Elected Executive Board Members and Unit Chairs

The Election Results Are In!

TLA congratulates the following winners of the Executive Board and unit elections managed by Survey and Ballot Systems (SBS).   

Created on Mar 28, 2016 | Last updated March 30, 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
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