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86th Legislature Priority Bill Update

86th Legislature Priority Bill Update

The last day of the 86th Legislative Session is May 27! With only four weeks left in the session, this is the time that everything starts moving quickly and bills start becoming laws.

Here is a look at where some of our priority bills are currently in the legislative process:
HB 3155 exempts public […]

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Advocacy||
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TCSA Update on the 86th Legislative Session

TCSA Update on the 86th Legislative Session

With only a little over a month left in the 86th Texas Legislative session, the Texas Charter Schools Association has been spending many days at the Capitol and many hours engaging with our charter school advocates. Last week was charter day in the House Public Education Committee. The committee heard over 20 bills directly related […]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , |
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TCSA Letter to Texas Elected Officials Outlines Priorities for School Finance Reform Bills

TCSA Letter to Texas Elected Officials Outlines Priorities for School Finance Reform Bills

The Texas Charter Schools Association has submitted a letter to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and members of the Texas House and Senate that outlines four key priorities for school finance reform as they work toward the final version of House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 4. TCSA firmly believes that all Texas children, regardless of […]

April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Advocacy||
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2019 Texas Charter School Lobby Day

2019 Texas Charter School Lobby Day

The Texas Charter Schools Association requested your help to increase charter school funding and protect charters from more red tape and anti-charter regulations. 

On Tuesday, 2/5, charter school CEOs, superintendents, campus leaders, charter board members and teachers were joined by the TCSA Board of Directors and leadership team in Austin for an orientation and reception, […]

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A Charter School Moratorium Would Hurt Thousands of Texas Students

A Charter School Moratorium Would Hurt Thousands of Texas Students

Teachers union advances agenda to keep waiting students from attending a charter school

Texas Charter Schools Association CEO Starlee Coleman issued the following response to the Texas Federation of Teachers’ misguided and factually inaccurate call for a charter school moratorium:

“We strongly oppose a ban on new public charter schools. At last count, there were more […]

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The 86th Legislative Session is Underway!

The 86th Legislative Session is Underway!

Two weeks ago, the 86th Texas Legislature convened, so we are officially in session! On day one, The Texas House unanimously elected Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) as Speaker of the House. In his acceptance speech, the Speaker highlighted school finance reform, which the Governor and Lt. Governor have also emphasized, as a top priority […]

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The 2019 TX School Choice Week Rally

The 2019 TX School Choice Week Rally

Hundreds of Texans attended the school choice rally on the front steps of the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday, January 23. The event was a chance for parents, educators and students to voice their support for educational opportunity in the state. The rally coincided with National School Choice Week. Some of the notables attending the event include Texas State Senators […]

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New TCSA Member Council Format!

New TCSA Member Council Format!

TCSA received helpful feedback from member schools earlier this year in regards to scheduling Member Council meetings. Many of our member schools indicated that traveling to Austin for a meeting was often challenging for school leaders with their busy schedules and the difficulty of being away from their organization for a day or two.

Based […]

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Sign up Now for a TCSA Regional Event Near You!

Sign up Now for a TCSA Regional Event Near You!

We are excited about our new event format for our Regional Meetings! Join us for one of four TCSA Regional Meetings and Charter Supporter Receptions scheduled for this Spring in San Antonio (January 28-29), Houston (February 25-26), Austin (March 5-6), and Dallas (March 25-26). All of […]

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How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

Did you know that nearly half of all charter districts in Texas were in danger of losing out on $200 per student this year? We did, and we fought for our schools.

In December, TCSA was successful in helping protect facilities funding for 72 Texas charter districts. Last year, TEA decided not to issue letter grades […]