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  • myOn Helping Texas Families

    • Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    • ACET admin

    Much thanks to the folks at MyOn for sharing their wonderful site for Texas residents impacted by Hurricane Harvey. The free program has been suspended. Please visit their website to find out more about becoming a member.

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  • Member Profiles

    • Friday, November 4, 2016
    • ACET admin

    If you have been to one of our conferences in the last couple of years, chances are you have a member profile. Keeping a profile allows you to view historical data including what conferences you have attended and how much you paid. It also allows you to access members only files.  

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Welcome to ACET 

Over the past 40+ years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has helped helped thousands of educators provide programs for educationally disadvantaged children in Texas. ACET is committed to insure that all children from Texas reach the pinnacle of success.

News and Highlights

*NEW* Conference online evaluation pilot

We are piloting an on-line evaluation form and would like for you to participate by completing this survey. 
It will be used for Cory Green’s first general session on Tuesday.
Please complete after attending the first general session on Tuesday.
The link is located on the Upcoming Conferences page at
Thank you in advance for participating in this pilot.
Shirley Coleman
Executive Director

*NEW* Regional member input on future conferences 

We are seeking your input into the format for our conferences during 2020, 2021, 2022.  Please take the time to complete this short survey so that we will have your input into our planning.
The link is located on the Upcoming Conferences page at
Thank you in advance for participating.
Shirley Coleman
Executive Director

October Conference Information Update:

I know that some of you may be concerned about the status of the ACET conference scheduled for October in Houston.  I just want to reassure you that at this time the conference is planned to move forward.  I have been in contact with the Westin Galleria Hotel and they have not suffered any damage.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the Houston area as well as the South Texas area affected by Hurricane Harvey.  The organization is reviewing suggested plans to support those who have been affected.  Please watch for further information on this website.

Shirley Coleman, Executive Director

Letter from our President-Elect:

Dear ACET Membership:
I’m super pumped about our upcoming conference at the Houston Westin Galleria Hotel; scheduled October 23-24, 2017. Our program planning team has been diligent in putting together what I think will be an excellent conference for your professional learning.  We will be offering a Sunday pre-conference session for New Directors on October 22, 2017 beginning at 1:00 p.m. The conference theme is: “ESSA About Time”.
I encourage you to get registered now and make plans to join us in Houston.
Very Respectfully,
Julia Willett-Weekly,
ACET President-Elect

Letter from our President, Julie McGuire

On behalf of the (ACET) Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas Executive Board and Program Planning Committee I would like to invite you to join us at the 2017 ACET Fall Conference.....Read more here

Letter from our Executive Director:

Greetings ACET Members:
I was so pleased with the turnout at the Spring ACET conference!  We had over 800 people registered and according to the evaluations, we provided very worthwhile sessions.
Now is the time to begin thinking about the awesome Fall ACET conference.  It will take place in Houston at the Westin Galleria on October 23rd and 24th.  Cost for the conference will be $365.   A general outline of times is found under upcoming conferences.
The two day conference will be preceded by a pre-conference, the New Directors’ Academy, on Sunday, October 22nd at an extra cost of $75.  Pre-registration for this session is required and you will register for it as you go through the registration process. 
TEA will again be heavily involved in the presentations.  We are currently working with them to determine the session topics.  These should be posted after August 15th when we finalize the conference schedule.  We are also interested in having you present your Best Practices.  Forms for becoming a presenter will be posted on the website under upcoming conferences.  If you are interested in submitting a presentation, please do so before August 7th
Room reservations will again be attached to the registration process.   Registration will open on July 10th
Deadlines for regular registration, refunds, and cancellation of registration with/without refunds will be posted on the registration page.
We hope to see all of you at the October conference in Houston.
Shirley Coleman
Executive Director

2017 Scholarship Awards:

Congratulations to all of our 2017 Student and Adult Scholarship winners! The list of winners are posted here.


ACET 2017 Spring Conference - Note from our Executive Director

Greetings Everyone!
I hope you had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Spring ACET conference in Austin.  We had a great conference with over 750 attendees and a strong conference program.
We want to extend our Thanks to Deputy Commissioner for Governance AJ Crabill for his engaging opening session.  His speech set the tone for the rest of the conference.  We also want to extend our appreciation for the other members of the Texas Education Staff who presented at the conference.  As always, the information they bring to the conference is of great benefit to us as we close out this year and prepare for next year.
In addition to the Texas Education Staff, we had the Washington update brought to us by Ms. Noelle Ellerson Ng from AASA and as always she did a wonderful job of keeping us informed about what is happening on the hill.
With 44 presentations offered, we had a wide coverage of most of the areas you direct across the state.  Copies of the power points or handouts that have been given to us are posted on this website.  If you registered for the conference, please feel free to review the presentations you may have missed utilizing the handouts provided.
If you missed the choir from McCallum High School under the director of Allison Tucker, you truly missed a wonderful presentation.  This is an award winning choir and we were privileged to have them with us.
Also, we want to thank our exhibitors for this conference.  A list of these exhibitors can be found on the website as well. (
Other information that you might enjoy reviewing is our list of scholarship winners and the list of retirees which are on the website as well (to be posted soon).
Our next adventure will take us to Houston on October 23rd and 24th.  Registration for this conference will open sometime in July so be sure to watch the website for that information. 
We hope to see everyone at the Westin Galleria in the Fall!

Shirley Coleman
ACET Executive Director





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