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Join or Renew Your Membership in TCSA

Join or Renew Your Membership in TCSA

September 7th, 2018

Your partnership is crucial to our success in advocating for your interests and we hope you will renew your membership today. In addition to benefiting from TCSA’s ongoing advocacy work, membership brings additional benefits, including:

  • Discounted legal products, including model board policies, Student Code of Conduct, and a TCSA model personnel handbook;
  • Access to Learning Zone, […]
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New Faces at TCSA

New Faces at TCSA

September 6th, 2018

Welcome to the newest members of TCSA!

Over the last week, TCSA added three new faces, Elizabeth Cross, Law Clerk; Connor Cook, Public Policy Fellow; and Timothy Mattison, Public Policy Fellow. We are excited to have each of them join the team.

Elizabeth is joining TCSA as a Law Clerk as she awaits her Bar Exam […]

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Increase Your Safety and Security Training at the Texas Charter Schools Conference

Increase Your Safety and Security Training at the Texas Charter Schools Conference

September 6th, 2018

Nothing is more important to you as a charter school leader than the safety of your students and staff.  That’s why Texas Charter Schools Conference is featuring a comprehensive Safety and Security seminar.  Here are some of the offerings from national and state experts that will provide important tools to help keep your schools […]

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On Leading Well, Part 2: Clear Vision

On Leading Well, Part 2: Clear Vision

September 6th, 2018

If you joined us for part one of this series, you’ll recall that we are considering a few key characteristics of great leaders, those being growing and learning, clear vision, and caring about people. This week let’s look at the why, what, and how of creating and communicating a clear vision.

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It’s Time To Renew Your Membership!

It’s Time To Renew Your Membership!

September 6th, 2018

Dear Members,

Today I assume the role of CEO of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA). I couldn’t be more excited to lead the organization that is tasked with telling the stories of the incredible work you and your dedicated staffs are doing, and the students’ lives you’re changing. The responsibility of being the voice […]

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HSA-Pflugerville alumna excels in everything on her way to college

HSA-Pflugerville alumna excels in everything on her way to college

August 23rd, 2018

Already in her young life, Roshan “Rosie” Khan was ranked first in her class at Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville, served as student council president, testified before the Texas State House Education Committee about public charter schools, and is now a freshman at the University of Texas-Austin, where she has a quadruple major.

And she accomplished all […]

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There’s still time to nominate leaders to a board seat

There’s still time to nominate leaders to a board seat

August 23rd, 2018

As TCSA gets set for the upcoming legislative session, it’s important for our members’ voices to be heard, and the best way for that to happen with your school is to serve on our Board of Directors.

Take it from board member Chuck Cook of ResponsiveEd, who noted that serving on the board is the […]

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We want your stories!

We want your stories!

August 23rd, 2018

As I wrote in this newsletter a few months ago when I took over as TCSA’s Director of Communications, I want to help you share your story of success. For that, I’ll need your help.

What innovative programs are going on at your school? Who are the notable students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni that […]

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SB 1882 Partnerships and TCSA Training Opportunities

SB 1882 Partnerships and TCSA Training Opportunities

August 23rd, 2018

SB 1882 partnerships, created as a result of legislation passed in 2017, offer open-enrollment charters and other eligible non-profit entities an opportunity to partner with traditional ISDs to improve the quality of education in districts across the state.  There are three types of partnerships as a result of this legislation:

  • Turnaround Partnerships – the district […]

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Texas public charters fare well in new A-F accountability ratings

Texas public charters fare well in new A-F accountability ratings

August 15th, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 15, 2018

Charter Schools Make up Quarter of Top-rated Schools in new A-F Grading System

AUSTIN – Today the Texas Education Agency released results of campus and district A-F ratings of all public schools, including charter schools. This is the first year that all public schools will be rated with an A-F grade. […]