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April 2017

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Guest Blog: ILTexas Attends National Chinese Language Conference feat. Neil Bush

Guest Blog: ILTexas Attends National Chinese Language Conference feat. Neil Bush

April 20th, 2017

 

While everyone continues the fight on the future of school choice across America, International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas), chooses to focus less on the current state of politics and more on America’s future leaders. A free, public charter school with 10 campuses spanning across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Houston, ILTexas […]

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Guest Blog: The Impact of Turning School Days into Minutes

Guest Blog: The Impact of Turning School Days into Minutes

April 20th, 2017

UME Preparatory Academy Background
UME Preparatory Academy (UME Prep) is a public charter school in the Dallas area proudly serving 629 students grades K-12 at two campuses, with another 580 students on a waiting list. UME Prep utilizes a university-method of class scheduling, as well as a strong school-family […]

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TCSA’s Mid-April Legislative Update

TCSA’s Mid-April Legislative Update

April 13th, 2017

This week three priority bills made it one step further along in the legislative process. On Tuesday, SB 1658 and HB 467 made it out of their respective committees. The Senate Education Committee unanimously voted out SB 1658, by Chairman Larry Taylor, the disposition of property bill. This bill would clarify the […]

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TCSA Summer Training Opportunities

TCSA Summer Training Opportunities

April 11th, 2017

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) will launch several new training events this summer. TCSA scheduled trainings in June to prepare leaders at various levels within the charter system to improve student performance in preparation for the Texas Education Agency’s launch of the new A-F Accountability System in August 2018.

Is your charter system considering […]

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A New Foundation

A New Foundation

April 11th, 2017

Look back on the history of mankind, what do you see? Do you see peace, love and understanding? Or do you see war, hate and dispute? It partially depends on your perspective and how you view the world in general. However if you objectively peer through the crystal ball you will likely see the […]

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SB 1658-Disposition of Property

SB 1658-Disposition of Property

April 6th, 2017

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Yesterday evening, I testified on behalf of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) before the Senate Education Committee in support of SB 1658, the bill proposed by Chairman Larry Taylor (District 11) to address the disposition of charter property when a […]

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Congratulations to Generation 22 Applicants Moving Forward!

Congratulations to Generation 22 Applicants Moving Forward!

April 5th, 2017

On March 30, 2017, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced the results of the external review process for Generation 22 charter applicants. Of the applications submitted for external review, nine of the 26 evaluated (37 percent) met the 85 percent cut score requirement and will proceed to the next step in the approval process, […]

March 2017

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TCSA Update on the 85th Legislative Session

TCSA Update on the 85th Legislative Session

March 30th, 2017

The 85th Legislative Session is in full swing and more than half-way complete.  Several priority bills for the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) have already received a hearing in committee, one of the first steps that a bill must take before moving forward.  This is truly great news as the sooner bills are heard […]

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Guest Blog: $$ billions available! Deadline is fast approaching!

Guest Blog: $$ billions available! Deadline is fast approaching!

March 30th, 2017

$3.9 billion, to be more precise. Annually, the E-Rate program awards up to that amount to support Internet Access and other broadband service costs at schools and libraries in the United States. It also funds WiFi, which includes many related components such as internal cabling and network electronics that distribute Internet access throughout your […]

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TCSA Webinar Trainings in April

TCSA Webinar Trainings in April

March 29th, 2017

Texas Virtual Schools Network Grant to Rural Schools

A webinar to assist schools interested in applying for the Texas Virtual Schools Network (TXVSN) Grant to Rural Schools will be offered free to all Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) members schools on Wednesday, April 5 from 10-11 a.m. School personnel will need […]