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2015 TAP Conference Overview

The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching held its 15th Annual National TAP Conference in Los Angeles, California, on Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. 

The National TAP Conference is a dynamic gathering of practitioners, policymakers, federal, state and district administrators, organizations, foundations and businesses involved with the implementation of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement across the country. The conference is a powerful venue, both for those new to and experienced in TAP, to learn more about TAP in practice and its role on the national pulse of innovative education reform.

Attendees enjoyed a range of opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of TAP's career advancement, professional development, teacher evaluation and performance-based compensation, as well as network with other TAP participants. In addition to practitioner-focused breakout sessions, trainings and hands-on workshops, the TAP conference featured a national plenary panel, moderated by NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken, which tied TAP's proven reforms to critical issues facing America's K-12 system today. 

In addition, surprise recognition awards were presented to one school and six districts for their dedication to using the TAP System to advance educator effectiveness.

Pecan Grove Primary School in Ascension Parish, Louisiana, is the 2015 recipient of the TAP Founder's Award.

Avondale Elementary School District (AZ), Cross County School District (AR), DeSoto Parish Schools (LA), Osborn School District (AZ), Perry Township Schools (IN) and Somerset Independent School District (TX) received TAP Awards of Distinction.

Read all about the TAP award recipients in our TAP Awards section. 

The 2016 National TAP Conference will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 18-19. Learn more about this prime opportunity to network, explore and advance TAP practice.

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