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June 2018

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TEA Commissioner provides updates about Harvey, safety

TEA Commissioner provides updates about Harvey, safety

June 14th, 2018

TEA Commissioner Mike Morath shared important information this last week on Hurricane Harvey-affected schools in a press release as well as the accompanying information in Chapter 10 of the 2018 Accountability Manual.  In summary, if a campus that meets at least one of the Hurricane Harvey criteria receives an Improvement Required rating, […]

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Celebrating our graduates

Celebrating our graduates

June 14th, 2018

Graduation season for many of us at TCSA is a reminder of why we do what we do. The culminating experience of seeing the joy in the eyes of the people we serve — school leaders, teachers, parents, and students –reenergizes us and invigorates us to continue to fight for the diverse sector of […]

TCSA Announces New CEO

TCSA Announces New CEO

June 14th, 2018

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AUSTIN – The Texas Charter Schools Association this week announced the hiring of Starlee Coleman as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to coming to TCSA, Coleman founded SchoolForward LLC, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. that advances education reform policy objectives. The firm […]

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National Conference Is Almost Here!

National Conference Is Almost Here!

May 31st, 2018

The 2018 National Charter Schools Conference is less than three weeks away! There’s still time to register for the conference, which will be held here in Austin June 17-20. See keynote speaker Dr. Bernard Harris, CEO of the National Math & Science Initiative and a former astronaut, who is leading the initiative’s efforts to […]

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Graduation photos

Graduation photos

May 31st, 2018

We are looking to celebrate our 2018 public charter school graduates! Please send your high school graduation photos to pramati@txcharterschools.org.

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Round Rock Express

Round Rock Express

May 31st, 2018

The Round Rock Express is seeking to expand its educational tours to public charters in the Austin area. The Triple-A baseball team already conducts tours for traditional public schools in the area.

Chaniel Nelson, an account executive with the team, listed many opportunities, including:

1. Stadium Tours: Stadium tours are catered to what each teacher/group leader/admin […]

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2018 Conference Proposals Are Being Finalized!

2018 Conference Proposals Are Being Finalized!

May 31st, 2018

We are excited to announce that we received 197 proposals for breakout sessions for the 2018 TCSA Conference October 24-26 in Houston! Our conference committee is busy evaluating all of the proposals and will meet in Houston on June 7th to begin to finalize selections. Thanks to Eddie Conger, Superintendent of International Leadership Texas, […]

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Fashion For A Good Cause

Fashion For A Good Cause

May 31st, 2018

Eight-graders from Houston’s Harmony School of Innovation mounted a fashion show last week to promote a couple of good causes. The students raised $250 for the victims of Santa Fe shooting. In addition, clothes from the fashion show were donated to The Way Home Homeless Coalition. The students’ efforts were featured during a local […]

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Foundation School Shares Success Helping Children With Autism

Foundation School Shares Success Helping Children With Autism

May 25th, 2018

San Antonio’s Foundation School for Autism continues to help children from Pre-K to first grade overcome autism, expanding its mission since it was created eight years ago.

Testifying before members of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Education, Suzan Brown, Executive Director of Special Education, Dyslexia and Section 504 Services for Responsive Education […]

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Joining Up

Joining Up

May 23rd, 2018

I want to introduce myself to the Texas Charter Schools Association Community. I’m Phillip Ramati, and I’m the new Director of Communications for TCSA. It’s my job to help promote all of the successes and innovation among public charters here in Texas, so I want you to send me your stories.

I want to see […]