TALAS E-newsletter – February 28

Posted on February 28th, 2019
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SISD finalist for 2 H-E-B awards District, Board first in West Texas to both be recognized
The Socorro Independent School District has been selected in two major categories as a finalist for the statewide 2019 H-E-B Excellence in Education awards. Team SISD was recognized as an outstanding large district and the SISD Board of Trustees was recognized as an outstanding school board.

Teacher Colleges Can Do More to Support Black and Hispanic Students, Brief Says
Black and Hispanic undergraduate students who are majoring in education face financial challenges and demands on their time that their white peers do not, according to a new report from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

McDonald’s Is Partnering With the Immigrant Archive Project to Bring Untold Stories to Life
McDonald’s is partnering with the Immigrant Archive Project to share the stories of the fast-food chain’s Latino owners and operators.

Immigrant Archive Project is an organization founded in 2008 to document, preserve and share the stories of multicultural American immigrants.

Food for thought: How can you tell the story of your immigrant students and families?
Garland ISD Students Serve Up Mardi Gras Meal
Lookin’ for a new place to grab coffee or lunch? Your next stop may be the student-run, student-made Bistro in the Garland ISD. It’s housed inside the district’s Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center, 4885 N. President George Bush Highway. It’s open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. for breakfast, then 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for lunch.
“It’s almost like a hidden gem. And, we do want the public to come out,” Rob Richards, the culinary and pastry teacher said. “And, honestly, you’re gonna get a cheaper meal, but you’re also having the students learn the menu options and execute the lunch.” https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Garland-ISD-students-serve-up-Mardi-Gras-meal-506321651.html
Analysis: Killing in-state tuition for ‘Dreamers’ would cost Texas $400 million a year
A research and advocacy organization co-founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who created Fox News, is attempting to quash any effort to end in-state tuition for so-called immigrant Dreamers in Texas, before it can get off the ground.

Partnership in Leadership
The Association of Hispanic School Administrators is partnering with the Houston Association of School Administrators for a scholarship and networking event. It will take place on March 6, 2019 at Bungalow Heights, 1919 Beall St., Houston, TX from 5-7 pm. Plan to attend to support a great cause and enjoy a wonderful evening.
Take the Next Step
Positively impact your career- and the lives of your students. Walden’s rigorous Doctor of Education (EdD) program with a specialization in Educational Administration and Leadership (Non-Licensure) enables you to build an effective and collaborative environment to enhance the experience for K-12 students. TALAS members who start classes on May 28, 2019 will recieve a 30% tuition reduction. For more information contact Paul Brooks, Senior Enrollment Advisor at 443-537-1892 or at paul.brooks@mail.waldenu.edu
Meet TALAS’ Board Members
TALAS Board Member Michael Cardona, Superintendent, San Marcos CISD
TALAS Board Member Michelle Cavazos, Chief Officer for School Leadership, Austin ISD
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for their on-going support of TALAS!

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