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Opinion Regarding City of Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance

Opinion Regarding City of Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance

Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District Delivers Opinion Regarding City of Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance

The City of Austin enacted an ordinance in February of 2018 that would require private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The ordinance included civil and criminal penalties for employers who violated it. A number […]

November 28th, 2018|Categories: Legal, News||
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Senate approves additional CSP funding for FY2019

Senate approves additional CSP funding for FY2019

The U.S. Senate, including Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, voted 93-7 this week to approve the FY2019 Labor-Health and Human Services-Education (Labor-HHS-Education) appropriations bill. This bill includes a $445 million appropriation to the Charter Schools Program (CSP), which is a $45 million increase from FY2018, and marks the highest funding level […]

September 20th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News||

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to speak at conference

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to speak at conference

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The Texas Charter Schools Association is honored to announce that Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick will be a Guest Speaker during the Awards Luncheon of the 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference, which will be held in Houston Friday, October 26.

Lt. Gov. Patrick […]

September 20th, 2018|Categories: Conference, News||
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New Faces at TCSA

New Faces at TCSA

Welcome to the newest members of TCSA!

Over the last week, TCSA added three new faces, Elizabeth Cross, Law Clerk; Connor Cook, Public Policy Fellow; and Timothy Mattison, Public Policy Fellow. We are excited to have each of them join the team.

Elizabeth is joining TCSA as a Law Clerk as she awaits her Bar Exam […]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Legal, News||
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It’s Time To Renew Your Membership!

It’s Time To Renew Your Membership!

Dear Members,

Today I assume the role of CEO of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA). I couldn’t be more excited to lead the organization that is tasked with telling the stories of the incredible work you and your dedicated staffs are doing, and the students’ lives you’re changing. The responsibility of being the voice […]

September 6th, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News||
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HSA-Pflugerville alumna excels in everything on her way to college

HSA-Pflugerville alumna excels in everything on her way to college

Already in her young life, Roshan “Rosie” Khan was ranked first in her class at Harmony Science Academy-Pflugerville, served as student council president, testified before the Texas State House Education Committee about public charter schools, and is now a freshman at the University of Texas-Austin, where she has a quadruple major.

And she accomplished all […]

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: News, Quality||
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There’s still time to nominate leaders to a board seat

There’s still time to nominate leaders to a board seat

As TCSA gets set for the upcoming legislative session, it’s important for our members’ voices to be heard, and the best way for that to happen with your school is to serve on our Board of Directors.

Take it from board member Chuck Cook of ResponsiveEd, who noted that serving on the board is the […]

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: News, Opportunities||
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We want your stories!

We want your stories!

As I wrote in this newsletter a few months ago when I took over as TCSA’s Director of Communications, I want to help you share your story of success. For that, I’ll need your help.

What innovative programs are going on at your school? Who are the notable students, faculty, staff, parents and alumni that […]

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: News, Opportunities||
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SB 1882 Partnerships and TCSA Training Opportunities

SB 1882 Partnerships and TCSA Training Opportunities

SB 1882 partnerships, created as a result of legislation passed in 2017, offer open-enrollment charters and other eligible non-profit entities an opportunity to partner with traditional ISDs to improve the quality of education in districts across the state.  There are three types of partnerships as a result of this legislation:

  • Turnaround Partnerships – the district […]

August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News, Opportunities||
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Texas public charters fare well in new A-F accountability ratings

Texas public charters fare well in new A-F accountability ratings

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 15, 2018

Charter Schools Make up Quarter of Top-rated Schools in new A-F Grading System

AUSTIN – Today the Texas Education Agency released results of campus and district A-F ratings of all public schools, including charter schools. This is the first year that all public schools will be rated with an A-F grade. […]

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News||