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Announcements

  • CampCommunicationfirewebRegister now for the 2019 Annual Conference

    Click here for more information on registering for the 2019 Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 18-21 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.

  • BestOfStarNoNumberSubmit your 2018 Star Awards entries

    TSPRA is accepting Star Awards entries until Monday, Nov. 12. Click here to submit. 

  • CampCommunicationfirewebSubmit your session proposal for the 2019 Annual Conference.

    TSPRA is now accepting proposals for concurrent and roundtable sessions. Click here to submit. 

  • Spoken Word Mission2019Register now for Spoken Word at Mission CISD

    Mission CISD will host a Spoken Word Media and Crisis Communications Training January 22, 2019. The cost is $250 per person. Click here to register.  

    Conference registration will open in late September. 

  • 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. 

    Click here to read more.   

TSPRA E-newsletter

October 10, 2018 Newsletter
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♦ NSPRA 35 Under 35
♦ Get to know your Executive committee
♦ Sponsor spotlight

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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.
    • Dec. 7, 2018 - Last day to vote in TSPRA Executive Committee elections.
    • Dec. 14, 2018 - Deadline for Professional Awards nominations.