Phillip Ramati

About Phillip Ramati

Phillip Ramati is the Director of Communications for TCSA. To submit a news item, post suggestions or write a guest column, please email

SB 1882 Partnerships and TCSA Training Opportunities

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 […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News, Opportunities||

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



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. […]

By |August 15th, 2018|Categories: News||

Coleman Testifies at House Committee Regarding Charters

TCSA CEO Starlee Coleman testified Wednesday at the House Public Education Committee hearing at the Texas State Capitol, telling lawmakers that as she begins her new position, she hopes for a new era of cooperation among the TCSA, ISDs and lawmakers as the new school year is set to begin.

Coleman told lawmakers that despite […]

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Legal||

On Leading Well, Part I: Growing and Learning

Here we are again at the beginning of the school year.  No doubt, the complex details of running an organization well and making the programmatic changes needed in order to meet state and federal requirements are all consuming.  That said, I want to encourage you on your journey and give you food for thought […]

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Model Policies, Quality||

The 2018 TCSA Elections Have Begun!

Our Board of Directors is composed of member schools representatives, and philanthropy and community representatives that guide and advance TCSA’s mission. The Advocacy Committee assists the TCSA and the Board in achieving the TCSA legislative priorities during the Texas Legislative sessions.

Join our efforts to strengthen and support the public charter school movement […]

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: Legal, News||

Leadership as a Reflection of Self

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to represent TCSA at Columbia University’s Summer Principal’s Academy – New Orleans (SPA-NOLA). The Summer Principal’s Academy is an intensive 14-month long program designed for aspiring school leaders and APs to earn a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University while still teaching, leading, and coaching at […]

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: Model Policies, Opportunities||

Time For School, Time For Training

TCSA is excited to announce a number of upcoming trainings and regional meetings just in time for charter leaders and boards as you prepare for the opening of school. Here’s what coming up:

July 30th – 2 p.m. Academic Accountability 2018 (Free Webinar) 60 Minutes 19 TAC 100 Commissioner’s Credit Accountability Other

July 31 – […]

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: Member Services, Opportunities||

TCSA Announces Legal Team Transition

I am writing to share the news of my resignation as General Counsel of TCSA and to announce Christine Nishimura’s transition to the role. Christine and I have worked closely together as the TCSA Legal team for the past few years, and I know TCSA will be in good legal hands under her leadership.

This […]

By |July 25th, 2018|Categories: Legal, News||

TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

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 […]

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Conference, Member Services, Quality||

Help Us Bring More Attention to Your School

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 […]

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Opportunities||