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Announcements

TSPRA E-newsletter

October 9, 2019
In this issue...

Feature Story
2020 Annual Conference Scholarship

Other Stories
♦ Spoken Word Training
♦ Dues Renewal
♦ Star Awards

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GOOD TO KNOW

Power of Proofreading

Their's no denying that principles and teachers has little free time, but typos, misspellings and grammar mistakes (like the three in this sentence) can be embarrassing and distract from your message. 

  • Get a second set of eyes on all copy. 
  • Read it out loud to catch mistakes your brain skips over.
  • Use spell check, but don't rely on it. 
  • Watch for common mistakes.

From NSPRA resource files

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Join TSPRA! Gain the advantage! 
TSPRA is the premier association in Texas for persons interested in education communications. TSPRA members have access to exclusive content found only in the Member Area, including the Document Vault, Forum, Directory and much more. If you are not a member, JOIN US!  To order products and sign up for events as a non-member, set up a free nonmember profile.

 

Links You Can Use

>The FBI has a report covering 63 active shooters in the U.S. between 2000-2013. It examines specific behaviors that may precede an attack. Read the report HERE. Listen to the podcast HERE.

>Want an easy way to ensure your messaging is grammatically correct? Check out Grammarly, a free writing app you upload to your browser. It checks copy in emails, social media posts and more. 

Ever wonder what size your images need to be for different social media platforms? Click HERE for a complete 2019 size guide.  

>The Texas Tribune has a tool to see how vaccine exemption rates have changed in school districts and private schools across the state.

COSchedule Blog has an easy-to-understand blog post on how to write a press release, and it includes great examples and a template.

> Do you need an easy way to create quick graphics for social media or newsletters? There is a great free online tool you can use that is very user-friendly called Canva. There are loads of templates and free graphics and images you can use. They also have a mobile app for designing on-the-go. 

 

Survey

We want to know a little more about our members for a new infographic we are designing. Please take five minutes or less to fill out THIS QUICK SURVEY. It will help us provide as accurate information as possible. 

Your answers will be kept completely confidential and will be a part of a bigger, combined picture of our membership.

Surveys are due by next Tuesday, October 22 by 11:59 p.m.

 

  • > 10/31/19  TSPRA membership renewal due
    > 11/4/19 Star Awards submissions due
    > 11/4/19  Last day to register for Spoken Word, Waco 
    > 1/24/20 Last day to register for conference without a late fee