Chris Bash

About Chris Bash

As Director of Marketing, Chris provides TCSA with marketing plans and support needed to achieve the mission, objectives and directives of the Association. Chris has over fifteen years of experience in business, marketing and design. During his career he has worked across seven vastly different industries, most recently spending eight years in the finance sector. Chris holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelors of Arts degree with honors in Advertising, both from Texas Tech University.

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By |September 7th, 2018|Categories: Legal||

Have you updated your Special Education Policies?

Beginning September 1, 2018, all public schools will be required to post updated special education policies on the ESC Region 18 Legal Framework. The deadline to post updated policies is October 31, 2018.

To ensure all schools are posting up-to-date policies, ESC Region 18 will be deleting all policies currently […]

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: Legal, Member Services, Model Policies||

The Power of Instructional Coaching

Have you considered how instructional coaching might impact student achievement and ultimately scores within your charter system? Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional professional development normally offered by charter schools. Informal, classroom-based instructional coaching has proven effective in solidifying teacher content knowledge and pedagogy and aided in teacher retention.

Coaching can […]

Guest Blog: Four New ILTexas Campuses To Meet Growth Demands

By Jim Croswell

Last week, International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) officially ended its series of four groundbreaking ceremonies on new campuses that will serve students in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area and Western Houston. These new campuses will provide over 4,500 seats, making ILTexas one of the fastest growing charter schools in the United States. […]

TCSA Solution Provider Spotlight: Texas Teachers

While Texas continues to grapple with a shortage of certified teachers, TCSA Solution Provider Texas Teachers is providing numerous free services to assist schools with recruiting from the state’s largest teacher candidate pool.

David Cofer, Human Resources Director of Jubilee Academic Center, has worked closely with Texas Teachers to recruit […]

Model Policy Updates from the 84th Legislative Session—Don’t Miss Out!

The TCSA Model Policies and Legal Authorities are updated and in the Quality Portal! 

After a very busy legislative session the new Model Policies provide a framework for truancy and how to ensure compliance. There are also new requirements for teacher training in suicide prevention.  Additionally, we added language to address the new open carry […]

Announcing Charter Schools Now, a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation

The Texas Charter School Association (TCSA) is excited about an important new development for 2016: We have taken bold action to bring new momentum to our advocacy efforts and authorized the creation of a new, affiliate organization: Charter Schools Now, a 501(c)(4) non-profit corporation. Charter Schools Now will provide a public voice for the […]

Governor Abbott Appointment of Mike Morath as Education Commissioner

The Texas Charter Schools Association applauds Governor Abbott’s selection of Dallas ISD Trustee as the next Commissioner of Education. Abbott’s bold selection signals the Governor’s strong commitment to meeting the needs of all students. Morath is a thoughtful, student-centered advocate, who is driven by research. He is unafraid to tackle tough issues facing […]

Educational Choice and Inspiration Across North Texas

One of the greatest aspects of working for TCSA is that I get to visit charter schools across the great state of Texas. I love touring schools, seeing children flourish and being inspired by passionate educational entrepreneurs. Last week, David Dunn and I spent three days in North Texas visiting  seven schools, each with […]

Senate Education Committee Interim Hearing Synopsis

Monday, December 7th, the Senate Education Committee held an interim hearing to consider testimony on the implementation of SB 2 from the 83rd Legislative Session, the disposition of state property, and charter school facility funding. Interim hearings are held during a legislative interim for legislative committees to hear testimony on specific issues identified by […]