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Representative Matt Krause HD- 93 visits TCSA Headquarters in Austin

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 […]

November 6th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, News||
Shree Medlock

TCSA announces new fellows for the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute

TCSA announces new fellows for the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute

The Texas Charter Schools Association is proud to announce 25 fellows have been accepted to the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI). This highly selective fellowship is in its second year and has doubled the number of fellows to meet growing demand.   

 The purpose of the fellowship […]

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, News, Opportunities, Training||
Shree Medlock

Houston Parents, Students, Educators, School Leaders and Board Members participate in Save Our Charter School Rally

Houston Parents, Students, Educators, School Leaders and Board Members participate in Save Our Charter School Rally

On Wednesday, September 11th, charter school parents, students, and educators, primarily African-American and Hispanic/Latino, took a “shot across the bow” to the Democratic Presidential candidates who were participating in the Democratic Presidential Debate held on the campus of TSU in Houston. The rally, organized by African-American and Hispanic/Latino charter school leaders from across the […]

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Rally, Voting||
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Here’s where Charter Schools stand after the legislative session

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 […]
May 29th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, News|Tags: , |
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Inaugural Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute a Success!

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 […]

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Training|Tags: |
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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 […]