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TSPRA E-newsletter

July 19, 2017 TSPRA Newsletter
In this issue...

Feature Story
Join Team TSPRA at the 2018 Annual Conference

Other Stories
♦ 2018 Conference hotel link
♦ TSPRAns at NSPRA
♦ Sponsor spotlight

Congratulations,
Upcoming Events
and MORE!home newspaper

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.

TSPRA Tweets

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RT @teainfo: Please note: The TEA will release preliminary 2017 state accountability ratings for districts and campuses on Tuesday, August…

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RT @APStylebook: If a sentence becomes cluttered with commas, semicolons and dashes, start over. Try breaking a complex sentence into two s…

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Please update TSPRA's new address in all your files.

The TSPRA Office has moved!
Jul 03, 2008

On July 1, the TSPRA State office opened their doors in their new location in the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) building, just east of the Texas Capital, between Trinity and Red River.

TSPRA's newly remodeled suites, 101-105, are located on the first floor, right side. All phone, fax and emails will remain the same.

Please change our contact information to:

TSPRA - Texas School Public Relations Association
406 East 11th Street, Suites 101-105
Austin, Texas, 78701-2617
Phone: 512-474-9107
#800: 1-800-880-9107
FAX: 512-477-0906
Email: info@tspra.org
If you have any questions, please contact TSPRA Executive Director Judy Farmer by email, judy@tspra.org, or by a phone number listed above.

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