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Representative Matt Krause HD- 93 visits TCSA Headquarters in Austin

State Representative Krause from House District 93 stopped by the TCSA Headquarters in Austin on Tuesday, November 5 to meet with TCSA staff and accept his award as a 2019 Champion for Public Charter Schools & Students. This past session, Representative Krause sponsored HB 3871 which protects public charter school student safety by […]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, News||

TCSA Restorative Discipline Survey for School Leaders and Behavioral Specialists

Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) is collecting data regarding your district’s use of restorative discipline practices. Since we truly value your time, this survey should only take 3 minutes to complete. We would greatly appreciate if you’d provide us your responses by Wednesday, November 27th.

Restorative discipline is defined as “a whole-school, relational approach to […]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Opportunities||

Improving Special Education Services in Charter Schools

One of the most important student populations in all schools is students with disabilities. Special education programs for students with disabilities is among the most critical services that schools provide, and evidence suggests that special education services is a major factor in the choices parents make for their child’s schooling. Though our charter schools […]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Legal, Training||

Congratulations to Theresa Gray and Dr. Jennifer Goodman, TCSA Teacher and Leader of the Year!

Congratulations to Theresa Gray, a high school teacher from the Harmony School of Innovation-Katy, who was named the Texas Charter School Teacher of the Year last Wednesday at the Texas Charter School Association 2019 Conference. 

 Gray teaches a variety of courses, including U.S. History, Government, Economics, Entrepreneurship, as well as a Career and Technical Education […]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Conference||

TCSA Conference Thank You and More New Training!

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2019 TCSA Conference!  We had a record crowd of over 1700 attendees and an extremely high level of engagement from our attendees, whether it was in attendance at breakout sessions, prowling the exhibit hall, or enjoying the 80’s prom with the Spazmatics!                                    

While it’s fresh on your mind, […]

House Bill 3 Overhauls School Funding in Texas

TCSA worked with several organizations to create this to help your organization make decisions based on changes in the bill. However, some parts of House Bill 3 affecting charters called for the Commissioner to make implementation rules. All charter leaders should continue to check for rule updates from the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

An over-arching […]

Professional Training Opportunities at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Don’t you wish there could be a one-stop shop to receive excellent professional training, earn Commissioner Credit hours, listen to inspiring speakers, learn about the latest educational tools, and enjoy world-class accommodations and food?  Stop wishing – you can get all of that and more at the 2019 TCSA Conference October 28th-30th in […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Conference|Tags: , |

Four Schools Approved to Open in 2020

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath approved four new charter schools to open in August 2020. The final step of authorization shall take place this Friday, June 14th when the State Board of Education meets. 

These schools began a rigorous authorization process in August 2018 and successfully navigated a lengthy and arduous authorization process with […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: News||

Here’s where Charter Schools stand after the legislative session

Thanks to you, public charter schools in Texas had a very good legislative session! 

Here’s the good news: 

  • More funding for public schools—including charter schools! House Bill 3 provides charter schools with an average increase of $767 per student, which means raises for teachers and more money for the classroom.
  • Improved student safety! House Bill 3871 […]
By |May 29th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , |

Inaugural Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute a Success!

It’s a wrap! The first cohort of the Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI) has ended, coinciding with the end of the legislative session. The institute was designed to help teachers gain a more thorough understanding of public charter school laws and to teach them help to advocate for policies and laws that are needed […]

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Training|Tags: |