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TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 198, May 20, 2015
In this issue...

Feature Story
From Lorette Williams, TSPRA President

Other Stories
 TSPRA members help in Van
♦ Job Postings
♦ 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

TSPRA Austin

TSPRA offices will close at 2p today. Office hours will resume at 9a on Tues, May 26. Enjoy the well deserved weekend.

by TSPRA Austin

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.

Survey

TSPRA is preparing to launch a member satisfaction survey with the help of our sponsors at K12 Insight. Stay tuned for more details. 

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