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TASB Talks

Jan 19, 2022

As a kid, Victor Rios was a dropout who lived on the streets. Now he's a MacArthur Foundation chair and professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, researching how educators can empower young people from marginalized groups. His TED Talk, "Help for Kids the Education System Ignores," has...


Dec 17, 2021

Kay chats with Dr. Dan Troxell, TASB's executive director, about his first 100 days on the job and his plans looking forward. He discusses:

  • What he's learned about school board service
  • TASB's grassroots advocacy process
  • Words of wisdom for educators

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Dec 8, 2021

Tracy Fisher, Coppell ISD school board member, was named TASB's first-ever Advocate of the Year. She talks with host Kay Douglas about steps any trustee can take to speak up for Texas public schools. 

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Nov 11, 2021

H.T. Sanchez, Plainview ISD, was recently named the 2021 Superintendent of the Year. He joins Kay to talk about:

  • How to hire and retain good teachers
  • How Plainview ISD makes college readiness systemic
  • His advice to boards on working well with a superintendent

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Oct 22, 2021

Aledo ISD's Board President Hoyt Harris and VP Jessica Brown join Kay for a conversation on what makes them the top school board in the state. They share advice on working well with the superintendent and improvements they've made in the past few years. 

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