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
A Letter from ACET President, Gilbert Rodriguez
Welcome and thank you for joining us in this beautiful city of Austin. It is always a pleasure to be able to host the spring conference in our state capital. I am honored to serve the ACET organization as President. This spring conference theme is “Anticipating Change - Envisioning Tomorrow” so suitable for our current state of affairs in the education field. The Program Planning team has developed an informative program schedule with knowledgeable presenters and distinguished guest speakers that will bring us the latest information on the ESEA reauthorization. Read more ....
ACET Executive Director Position Announced
ACET has embarked on a search for a new Executive Director. Ken Schrader announced in January that 2016 would be his last year with ACET in the Executive Director position. ACET is posting the position announcement on several websites. Those interested in seeking the position or have interested colleagues can access the Executive Director job posting here.
The ACET 2016 SPRING CONFERENCE- COMING SOON!
Wow! 2015 is about to become history. There were a lot of historical events in 2015 both good and bad, but undoubtedly the most relevant event to all of us in the Federal Education Programs business is seeing the U.S. House and Senate pass the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Hooray, or should we say, FINALLY! With the President’s signing the bill into law, we’re left to ponder what the ensuing regulations to this legislation will bring. Are you wondering how our state testing will change, how are teacher qualifications and certification standards will be affected, how the Title programs will be affected and what looms in the future with regard to appropriations and how the Act will be funded? Yes, it’s great that the BIG question of what will happen to No Child Left Behind has finally been answered but there are lots of questions still to be answered. It’s a very good time to be a member of ACET and NAFEPA because we’re going to make every effort to help you understand the new law and how it will affect you and your students.
Come join your colleagues across the state at the 2016 ACET Spring Conference and learn how to position your school district for a successful school year closeout as well as how to get a jump-start on completing the necessary submissions to begin the 2016-2017 school year. We’ll also be highlighting all of the up-to-date news concerning the Every Student Succeeds Act and how the Texas Education Agency will be gearing up to meet the new challenges that this new legislation will pose. The 2016 ACET Spring Conference will be held in Austin, April 13-15, at the Renaissance Hotel. Registration and hotel reservations for this event will open on Tuesday, January 5.
ACET Fall Conference In Review
What a great turnout for the ACET 2015 Fall Conference. Thank you, ACET members, for making this fall conference a big success! Members from all 20 regions were in attendance and helped push the attendance figure close to 400. The Westin Galleria Hotel was a great host and everyone seemed to enjoy the meeting room spaces as well as the Houston Galleria location. A big “THANK YOU” goes out to all of our presenters, who presented useful, informative and interesting topics. As usual, all of the sessions were well attended and no surprise was the New Directors Academy turnout which was over 175! The federal review by Noelle Ellerson, AASA, was very interesting and it’s always good to hear the federal perspective. The keynote luncheon speaker, Keith Davis was absolutely inspiring and was one of our best keynotes ever! A big thank you also goes out to Perla Davila, Aldine ISD, for securing the student entertainment, the MacArthur High School Jazz Ensemble and the Aldine ISD Dance Group who were absolutely fabulous. Our special thanks also go to TEA for sending their outstanding Federal and State programs personnel to be at our conference – we really appreciate their leadership! We also appreciate our exhibitors and especially our sponsors 806 Technologies, Achieve 3000, Discovery Learning, Educational Technology Learning, Reasoning Mind, and School Status who all make the special effort to attend our conferences and make their products and services available to our members.
We have had many inquiries about how to reach our keynote speaker, Keith Davis. This is Keith’s website address and contains his contact information. www.keithdavis.org
The ACET 2016 Spring Conference will be held in Austin, April 13-15, 2016. See you in Austin next April!
Welcome to the new ACET website:
Welcome from all of us at ACET to our new website! And while we’re very pleased with the look of our new site it’s “what’s inside the box that counts”. What makes our new site different about our past sites is that it is hosted and powered by Timberlake Membership Solutions – which is a very good thing for both ACET and our valued members. If you are affiliated with any other organization that is member-based, you have probably already experienced the benefits like: tracking your membership history, archiving of event attendance, self-generating event invoices, blogging, access to association benefits for members only, just to name a few. In order for you to be able to establish your membership and begin logging in to the ACET membership portal we have prepared an ACET Membership Login Guide. Please click here to download the guide. If you experience any problems with establishing a login, please contact Bernice Troxclair at 832-916-7575 or Ken Schrader at 832-644-5020. Again, welcome to our new site and we hope you enjoy the experience.
ACET President Accepts State Leadership Award:
ACET President, Dr. Robert Meaux, accepts the Texas State Leadership Award from NAFEPA President, Dr. Denise P. Ling at this year's NAFEPA conference. Some Texas members in attendance and pictured below were, from left to right, JoVanna Gamez, Andrea Moreno, ACET Region 17 Director Edna Gracia, ACET NAFEPA representative Nadine Wolfe, ACET President
Dr. Robert Meaux , Camilla Medina, and ACET NAFEPA representative John Emerich.
2015 Scholarship Awards:
Congratulations to all of our 2015 Student and Adult Scholarship winners! Please click on the link below to see the list of our student and adult awards.
Click here to see the 2015 lists
2015 Spring Conference: In Review:
THANK YOU ACET MEMBERSHIP! What a great turnout for the ACET 2015 Spring Conference. Members from all 20 regions were in attendance and help push the attendance figure to over 650. A big "THANK YOU!" also goes out to all of our presenters who presented timely and information-packed topics. As usual, all of the sessions were very well attended. Keynotes by Noelle Ellerson and Larry Hutto were very well received and of course we really appreciate TEA for sending their best, headed up by Anita Villarreal, Dr. Nora Hancock and Cory Green as well as some new faces to the ACET Conference lineup. We also want to thank our own Dr. Jamie Bryson and Dr. Robert Meaux for their continued support in providing much needed and much requested information through the New Director's Academy series. We also appreciate our exhibitors who make the special effort to attend our conferences making their products and services available to our members and a special thanks to our Platinum sponsors: Achieve 3000, Curriculum Associates, Educational Technology Learning, Thinking Maps, and 806 Technologies who are awesome supporters of ACET!
The ACET 2015 Fall Conference will be held in Houston, October 19-20, 2015. With the many new anticipated developments affecting federal programs administration in our state, we expect this conference to be one that's full of new information and one you won't want to miss. See you in Houston this coming October!