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Over the past 40 years, the Association for Compensatory Educators of Texas has 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.
February 25, 2014
Hello Fellow ACET Members,
Where has the time gone! It seems like we just wrapped up the fall conference. It was a great conference. Thank you to each and every one of you who helped make the conference successful. It takes a village of people to plan for and carry out a conference. Without those who volunteer their time and energy, the conferences would never take place. Thank you to the new volunteers that have stepped forward to help make an impact through this organization. If you would like to get more involved with ACET, please email me and I will gladly talk you through the various opportunities available.
In 1974 when Mike Lehr and Beatrice Smith invited 41 public school personnel involved in federal programs to a meeting in Houston to discuss the feasibility of organizing a State association of those of us who work in federal programs, they knew that they were on a mission. What they didn’t know was that what sounded like a good idea then has turned out to be a great idea and turned in to one of the best state education associations in Texas - ACET! Ideas become successful organizations, only with the vision and hard work of its leaders and the continued support of its membership…and we think ACET is a great example of that. For 40 years ACET, its members, and the Texas Education Agency have collaborated to create statewide conferences that equip state and federal programs directors across the state with the process and content tools they need to implement the most effective, efficient and compliant programs possible. We have a lot of people to thank who over the years have kept the ACET torch moving in the right direction. Over the course of 2014 through our website and conference materials, we will be sharing stories, pictures and memories of events and people from ACET’s past 40 years. If you have a special memory, story or picture from ACET’s past (especially from the early history) that you would like to share please contact ACET’s Executive Director, Ken Schrader.
The ACET Spring Conference information pages will be posted on Tuesday, January 14. The conference will be located at the Austin Renaissance Hotel in Northwest Austin, Arboretum area, and is scheduled for May 6-8. ACET is proud to announce that this is our 40th Anniversary and we plan to hold a special event at the Conference to celebrate our special birthday! We hope you will join us and be a part of what will undoubtedly be a very special conference.
The annual conference of the National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) will be held March 16-19, 2014 in Washington D. C. Click on the flyer below to open a full-size version of the flyer.
ACET members who paid their registration for the ACET Spring 2013 conference are automatically members of NAFEPA. These ACET members may register for the NAFEPA conference as "up-to-date" members of NAFEPA (and qualify for the lower registration fee).
Wow! What a great turnout for the ACET 2013 Fall Conference. Thank you ACET members for making this fall conference the best attended since 2009! Members from all 20 regions were in attendance and help push the attendance figure close to 400. Big things really do happen in Dallas! The Sheraton Dallas Hotel was a great host and everyone seemed to enjoy the wide open and diverse meeting room spaces as well as the downtown location. A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all of our presenters both general and best practices concurrent session speakers who presented useful and interesting topics. As usual, all of the sessions were well attended but the big surprise was the New Directors Academy turnout which was over 150 – that’s a lot of new directors in the state! Keynotes by Noelle Ellerson and Doug Medford were very well received and of course we really appreciate TEA for sending their best, Anita Villarreal and Cory Green as well as some new faces to the ACET/federal programs scene, Roger Hingorani and Mark Hernandez. We also appreciate our exhibitors and sponsors who make the special effort to attend our conferences and make their products and services available to our members.