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May 2017

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Charter Victory with PSF Expansion

Charter Victory with PSF Expansion

May 25th, 2017

There is great news for students on one of the Texas Charter Schools Association’s chief priorities for the 85th legislative session. Earlier this week, the Texas House passed legislation to expand the capacity of the Permanent School Fund Bond Guarantee Program for public charter schools. After a landslide vote of 139 Yeas to 7 […]

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Guest Blog: epluno provides custom e-commerce solutions for your school’s uniform needs

Guest Blog: epluno provides custom e-commerce solutions for your school’s uniform needs

May 24th, 2017

Effective branding can do wonders for your school’s talent recruitment, community engagement, and enrollment. You’ve spent countless hours developing your mission and vision, so it is important that the community you interact with is fully engaged in the same vision.

Uniforms are one way to increase brand awareness for your school. If your students wear […]

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Wrapping up the 2016-17 School Year

Wrapping up the 2016-17 School Year

May 18th, 2017

We are approaching the end of another full and exciting school year for public charter schools and our movement. Reflecting on the year’s successes and challenges helps measure our progress as a sector.  Here are some highlights from the 2016-17 school year.

Fall 2016
One indication of our success as a sector is […]

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We Need You!

We Need You!

May 10th, 2017

We are approaching the finish line for the 85th Legislative Session with only days left for our senators and representatives to pass important legislation impacting the state of Texas.

As you all know, the key priority for the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) is centered on providing public charter schools with facilities funding to help […]

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Outtakes from the TCSA Member Council Meeting on April 27, 2017

Outtakes from the TCSA Member Council Meeting on April 27, 2017

May 10th, 2017

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) was pleased to host 35 charter systems at the most recent Member Council Meeting on April 27, following the successful Texas Public Charter School Rally at the state capitol the day before. Additionally, some member schools participated in the meeting virtually.

Dr. Penny Schwinn, the Deputy Commissioner of Academics […]

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The Board’s Role in Academic Oversight Webinar

The Board’s Role in Academic Oversight Webinar

May 10th, 2017

It feels as though whenever you listen to the news, there’s another segment about student testing and the high-pressure stakes. The Texas Charter Schools Association is hosting a webinar focusing on the role of the board in understanding how to monitor the academic results your organization has promised to deliver. Mark your […]

Harmony Public Schools Selected As Broad Prize Finalist

Harmony Public Schools Selected As Broad Prize Finalist

May 4th, 2017

TCSA is proud that Texas’ very own Harmony Public Schools is receiving national recognition for providing outstanding public education to students. Earlier this week, the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools announced Harmony Public Schools as a finalist for the 2017

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Understanding the CaSE Indicators and Accountability

Understanding the CaSE Indicators and Accountability

May 4th, 2017

Helping You Understand Your Responsibilities Regarding Community and Student Engagement Ratings and the Texas Academic Accountability System

Big changes are coming to the way CaSE (Community and Student Engagement) indicators are evaluated and reported by districts and charter holders and individual campuses. On Tuesday, May 9th at 4 p.m. TCSA is providing a free

April 2017

TX Charter Rally Moves Facilities Funding Bill

TX Charter Rally Moves Facilities Funding Bill

April 27th, 2017

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) held its sixth 2017 Texas Public Charter Schools Rally earlier this week at the state capitol with public charter school students, parents, teachers, leaders, and advocates from campuses across the state.

Momentum continues to grow for public charter schools as the state Legislature approaches the last […]

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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 […]