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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 […]

Why you love your public charter schools

Why you love your public charter schools

Houston Gateway Academy students at the Texas Charter Revolution rally at the Capitol in April.

Houston Gateway Academy students at the Texas Charter Revolution rally at the Capitol in April.

Update: Learn how to build grassroots advocates on your campus for your public charter […]

Charter Schools Press Challenge of SB 2 Automatic Revocation Provisions

Charter Schools Press Challenge of SB 2 Automatic Revocation Provisions

By Denise Pierce, TCSA General Counsel

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Denise Pierce

An appellate court in Austin on Thursday, September 24, heard arguments from three open-enrollment charter schools on the constitutionality of Texas Education Code Section 12.115(c-1), an automatic revocation provision in Senate Bill 2 […]

TCSACon: How to Attract and Retain Great Teachers

TCSACon: How to Attract and Retain Great Teachers

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training

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Struggling to hire quality teachers in critical areas such as mathematics and science for your campus?

Finding it difficult to locate certified bilingual and special education educators?

You are not alone!

The Texas […]

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Expanded Teacher Workshop at TCSACon

Expanded Teacher Workshop at TCSACon

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training

Calling all public charter school teachers!

The first few months of school are exhilarating, but they can also be exhausting.

For your students, take a day to focus on you at the Texas Charter Schools Conference on Friday, October 30, at the JW Marriott San Antonio […]

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Student Enrollment: Recruitment Begins Today

Student Enrollment: Recruitment Begins Today

By Luz Gonzalez, SchoolMint, TCSA Solution Provider

There’s no rest for student enrollment staff on public charter school campuses. But TCSA Solution Provider SchoolMint can take the guesswork out of strategizing for this next year’s student recruitment effort.

Join SchoolMint student enrollment experts for a FREE, one-hour webinar on […]

Guest Blog: Podcast for Principals

Guest Blog: Podcast for Principals

Herbert O'Neil (left) and Troy Mooney (right) of Life School.

Herbert O’Neil (left) and Troy Mooney (right) of Life School.

By Troy Mooney, Life School Chief Academic Officer

Principals make many crucial decisions each day, often with limited information, inadequate resources […]

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School Finance Lawsuit: Now, We Wait

School Finance Lawsuit: Now, We Wait

Update: Archived video of the oral arguments can be viewed here.

Former Texas Solicitor General James Ho made the case for equitable funding for public charter school students and TCSA General Counsel Denise Pierce drove the point home at the school finance trial before the Supreme Court of […]

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School Finance Lawsuit: Three Things to Know

School Finance Lawsuit: Three Things to Know

By Denise Pierce, TCSA General Counsel

1. It’s historic

This is the first time in the history of the Texas charter school movement that the case for fair funding will be made before the Supreme Court of Texas.
The public charter school movement joined the school finance lawsuit in 2012 and went to trial […]