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Announcements

  • CampCommunicationfirewebClosed for Conference

    The TSPRA State Office will be closed the week of Feb. 18-22 for our 2019 Annual Conference. 

  • Spoken Word Mission2019Register now for Spoken Word 

    Pearland ISD will host a Spoken Word Media and Crisis Communications Training April 5, 2019. Click here to register.

  • Charles Foster Johnson named TSPRA's 2018 Key Communicator

    CharlesFosterJohnsonKeyCommunicatorTSPRA has named Pastors for Texas Children founder Charles Foster Johnson as its 2018 Key Communicator. 

    Click here to read more.

  • tspra logo mediumTexas Public Schools Week 2019

    Texas Public Schools Week will be March 4-8, 2019 (because March 2 is a Saturday).

  • Meet our 2019 Conference keynoter

    lynne westerTSPRA is pleased to announce that Lynne Wester will be our 2019 conference keynoter. 

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TSPRA E-newsletter

February 13, 2019 Newsletter
In this issue...

Feature Story
Final Conference checklist

Other Stories
♦ That's pretty much it. 

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GOOD TO KNOW

Broaden your punctuation horizons

Did your high school English teacher scare you off from using semicolons? Fear not, for they're easier than you might remember.
 
Semicolons are meant to link two related yet independent clauses – meaning they can stand as sentences on their own – without requiring a conjuction. Take a look at these three examples:  
 
Bad: Our new math curriculum has been a big hit; and the training was easy to implement.
Use a comma with "and" or other conjuctions rather than a semicolon
 
Bad: Our new math curriculum has been a big hit; our schools are safer this year too. 
Clauses that aren't linked should be separated by a period. 
 
Good: Our new math curriculum has been a big hit; students' test scores are up 12 points.
Both clauses here relate to the new math curriculum, so it's fine to link them with a semi-colon.

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    • Oct. 25, 2018 - Conference proposals due.
    • Oct. 31, 2018 - Membership renewal deadline.
    • Nov. 12, 2018 - Star Awards deadline.
    • Nov. 20, 2018 - Conference scholarship deadline.
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    • Dec. 14, 2018 - Deadline for Professional Awards nominations.