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National Conference Is Almost Here!

National Conference Is Almost Here!

The 2018 National Charter Schools Conference is less than three weeks away! There’s still time to register for the conference, which will be held here in Austin June 17-20. See keynote speaker Dr. Bernard Harris, CEO of the National Math & Science Initiative and a former astronaut, who is leading the initiative’s efforts to […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Conference, News||
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2018 Conference Proposals Are Being Finalized!

2018 Conference Proposals Are Being Finalized!

We are excited to announce that we received 197 proposals for breakout sessions for the 2018 TCSA Conference October 24-26 in Houston! Our conference committee is busy evaluating all of the proposals and will meet in Houston on June 7th to begin to finalize selections. Thanks to Eddie Conger, Superintendent of International Leadership Texas, […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Conference, News||
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Call for Conference Session Proposals is Open!

Call for Conference Session Proposals is Open!

The Call for Proposals to present a professional development session at the 2018 TCSA Conference is open now through May 15th.  Whether you are a CEO or CFO, involved in curriculum and instruction, operations, personnel management, communications, school safety, or a host of other areas, there is a conference training category that will […]

2017 Leader and Teacher of the Year

2017 Leader and Teacher of the Year

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) named Dr. Soner Tarim the Leader of the Year and Ms. Brooke Lucero the Teacher of the Year at the 2017 Texas Charter Schools Conference last week. TCSA’s Chris Busse presented the awards to Dr. Tarim and Ms. Lucero at a luncheon with Education Commissioner Mike Morath, and […]

2017 Texas Charter Schools Conference

2017 Texas Charter Schools Conference

Last week, the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) held its largest conference to date with more than 1,600 attendees gathered from across the state. Conference attendees included public charter school administrators, principals, superintendents, teachers, and board members. More than 100 training sessions were offered during this three-day training event at the Gaylord Texan in […]

October 19th, 2017|Categories: Conference||

2017 TCSACon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Emdin

2017 TCSACon Keynote Speaker: Dr. Christopher Emdin

TCSA is excited to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Texas Charter Schools Conference: Dr. Christopher Emdin.

Dr. Emdin is an Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also serves as Associate Director of the Institute […]

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2017 TCSACon: Speakers & Sessions

2017 TCSACon: Speakers & Sessions

Speakers and session content are now available for the 2017 TCSA Charter Schools Conference in the TCSA Conference App. The conference will convene national and state charter school innovators, reformers, and leaders at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine on October 11-13, 2017. Two new strands have been added to the conference this […]

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Conference, Quality, Training|Tags: , , |
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National Conference Highlights

National Conference Highlights

A number of TCSA staff members had the opportunity to attend the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual conference, NCSC17, earlier this week in Washington D.C. There were approximately 4,000 attendees representing all aspects of the charter spectrum including charter CEOs, teachers and staff, governance boards, state charter support organizations (CSO) like TCSA, […]

IDEA Public Schools Named 2016 Broad Prize Winner

IDEA Public Schools Named 2016 Broad Prize Winner

Several staff members from the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) traveled to Nashville last week to join our charter school colleagues from across the country for the National Charter Conference. There were inspirational speakers and training sessions for the charter school community to share information and best practices at the conference. 

One of […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Conference, Member Services, Training|Tags: , , , |

TCSA’s February Member Council Meeting

TCSA’s February Member Council Meeting

Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) held its quarterly Member Council Meeting last Friday, February 5, 2016.  More than 30 attendees representing more than 20 organizations participated in this day-long meeting held at our sponsor’s, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, office in Austin. 

After a brief welcome and introductions by TCSA’s Executive Director David Dunn, General Counsel Lindsey […]