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July 2018

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TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

July 12th, 2018

Your elected advocacy committee has been hard at work shaping the legislative agenda for the upcoming state session – now just six months away! We’ve had a strong response to the issue survey and thank the school leaders that took the time to complete it. The upcoming August 2nd member council is a critical […]

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Help Us Bring More Attention to Your School

Help Us Bring More Attention to Your School

July 12th, 2018

Have an outstanding graduate or alumnus whose story you would like to share? Let us know about it!

Not only is TCSA looking to share these stories, but the National Charter Alliance is seeking to promote them as well. If you have stories on your school websites, let us know through social media using the […]

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Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute

Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute

July 12th, 2018

We are excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for our independent and small charter management organizations to apply for the Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute.

Led by Bellwether Education Partners, in conjunction with the Walton Family Foundation and TCSA, this six-month experience is designed to aid in the development of a five-year strategic plan […]

TCSA testifies at school safety hearing

TCSA testifies at school safety hearing

July 12th, 2018

Last month, Christine Nishimura, Deputy General Counsel for TCSA, provided information about charter school emergency management plans to the House Public Education Committee’s School Safety Hearing.

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Christine discussed the need for schools to be prepared for all emergencies, especially in light of recent […]

June 2018

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Speakers for the 2018 TCSA Charter Schools Conference have been finalized

Speakers for the 2018 TCSA Charter Schools Conference have been finalized

June 28th, 2018

Conference speakers and session content for the 2018 TCSA Charter Schools Conference have been finalized and will be available soon for you to view on our conference webpage and the conference app. The 2018 TCSA conference will convene national and state charter school innovators, reformers, and leaders to the Houston Marriott Marquis on […]

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Congratulations on our four new charters!

Congratulations on our four new charters!

June 28th, 2018

As you may have heard, four new schools will begin operations in August, 2019 as Generation 23 charters as a result of action taken on June 15th by the Texas State Board of Education.  These schools began a rigorous authorization process in September 2017 and successfully completed both an external application review as well […]

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NCSC ’18 offered a wide range of experiences

NCSC ’18 offered a wide range of experiences

June 28th, 2018

One word keeps popping up when reflecting on my first National Charter Schools Conference, which was held earlier this month in Austin: overwhelming.

With more than 4,700 attendees from across the country and more than 125 breakout sessions, it’s rather a lot for one person to take in, especially someone who has only worked in […]

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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 […]