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TSPRA E-newsletter

Issue 199, May 27, 2015
In this issue...

Feature Story
Submit nominations for the TSPRA Peachjar scholarship

Other Stories
 TSPRA members help in Van
♦ Retiring members
♦ Sponsor Spotlight

Congratulations,
Upcoming Events
and MORE!home newspaper

GOOD TO KNOW

Words to Delete from Press Releases

We all know how important it is to avoid jargon in our writing, but it's not easy to banish corporate-speak from press releases and blog posts. We want our communications to be clear, concise, and not sound like they were written by a focus group with a thick thesaurus.
 
Look for better words than bland constructions such as "end-user," "value-added" and "mission-critical." Try substituting "use" for "utilize," "outcomes" for "deliverables," and "expandable" for "scalable."
 
All the contacts and connections in the world don't mean anything if your audience can't understand your message. Watch your vocabulary to make it easier for them. 

- Becky Gaylord, Gaylord LLC  

TSPRA Tweets

April 24-27
STARR Testing

April 25
TSPRA East Texas Meeting

April 26
Take our daughters and sons to work day

April 26
TSPRA West Central Texas Meeting

April 27
HASPRA Meeting


April 30
Deadline to order Star Awards duplicates

May 1
Deadline for submitting STAAR 15% grade deferral waiver requests to TEA

May 4
Generation TX Day

May 4
SPRINT Meeting

May 10
Board2Board Training
San Antonio

May 15
Deadline for joining NSPRA for $25 rebate to TSPRA

May 15

Deadline TASB Superintendent of the Year nominations

May 16
SASPRA Meeting

June 14
TSPRA Executive Committee meeting

June 29
Deadline TASA School Board of the Year nominations

July 8-11
NSPRA National Seminar

October 22
School Finance Lawsuit Trial begins

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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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