Texas Lone Star • Volume 38, Number 1
Texas Association of School Boards
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5 From the Top
7 Editor’s Footnote
37 Leadership TASB
22 Legal News
26 Capital Watch
28 Technology Today
30 News & Events
14 Critical Thinking
Through Ag Education
Ag ed teaches students about food
production, farming, the food supply
chain, animal and worker welfare,
sustainability—and critical thinking.
18 Join the
TASB invites trustees and
superintendents to attend the
2020 TASB Grassroots Meetings
and participate in the discussion to
guide our advocacy efforts.
8 ‘We’ve Come a
Very Long Way’
Four of the state’s longest-serving
female trustees share stories of their
motivation, their successes, their
challenges, and their vision for public
TASB offers a broad range of solutions for your special populations
programs. Get more information on TASB’s Student Solutions
consulting at tasb.org/student-solutions-tls.
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