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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 […]

TCSACon Educates and Inspires

TCSACon Educates and Inspires

By Samantha Womack, TCSA Communications Specialist

About 1,500 charter leaders and innovators participated in the 2015 Texas Charter Schools Conference this week in San Antonio.

Hundreds were inspired and energized by opening keynote David Robinson, education advocate and Spurs center, during the opening session on Wednesday.

“Charters are where my heart is,” Robinson said. “Leaders, thank […]

New TCSA Director of Data on Storytelling Through Numbers

New TCSA Director of Data on Storytelling Through Numbers

By Dr. Maria Lourdes “Marylu” De Hoyos, TCSA Director of Data Services

Public charter schools offer a place to practice true school reform and transformation. We can transform schools into a place for children to experience exponential growth of their mind and spirit.

Dr. Maria Lourdes De Hoyos

Are your Students Engaged?

Are your Students Engaged?

By Samantha Womack, TCSA Communications Specialist

A recent Gallup poll illustrates students who have at least one teacher who excites them about the future are 30 times more likely to be engaged. Furthermore, if the principal is engaged, there’s a trickle-down effect on teachers, students and families.

Unfortunately, the polling indicates only 31 percent […]

Teacher Engages School for Breast Cancer Awareness

Teacher Engages School for Breast Cancer Awareness

Staff members of Nova Academy pose in their Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts designed by teacher Sade Burkman and her students.

Staff members of Nova Academy pose in their Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts designed by teacher Sade Burkman and her students.

By Barbara Mallory Caraway, […]

TCSACon: Dallas charter teacher believes in school’s vision

TCSACon: Dallas charter teacher believes in school’s vision

By Dorothy Gentry, 4th Grade Teacher, A.W. Brown Leadership Fellowship Academy

Note: A.W. Brown charter leaders will be presenting at the 2015 Texas Charter Schools Conference during the Principals Workshop on Wednesday, October 28, to discuss hiring and retaining high-quality teachers.

Angela Brown is a true example of a success […]

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TCSACon: Meet Board Member Training Requirements

TCSACon: Meet Board Member Training Requirements

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training

Got school board members?

Of course!

But have they met their training requirements? Returning board members need six hours and new board members need 12 instructional hours of training this year!

TCSA has you covered with a six-hour Board Workshop on the Friday of the

HB 2610: From Days to Minutes for Student Attendance

HB 2610: From Days to Minutes for Student Attendance

By Lindsey Gordon, TCSA Director of Policy and Legal Services

TEA released a change document that indicates certain changes that will be made to the forthcoming 2015-2016 Student Attendance Accounting Handbook based on House Bill 2610 (Rep. Ken King), the new law that changes the number of days a school district […]

VIDEO: Have you registered for TCSACon?

VIDEO: Have you registered for TCSACon?

There’s less than a month left to register for the only statewide conference for Texas public charter school leaders and educators!

The Texas Charter Schools Conference is early this year on October 28-30, so don’t miss out on specialized workshops, dozens of educational sessions and networking opportunities with industry experts. You make the […]