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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||

The 2018 TCSA Elections Have Begun!

The 2018 TCSA Elections Have Begun!

Our Board of Directors is composed of member schools representatives, and philanthropy and community representatives that guide and advance TCSA’s mission. The Advocacy Committee assists the TCSA and the Board in achieving the TCSA legislative priorities during the Texas Legislative sessions.

Join our efforts to strengthen and support the public charter school movement […]

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Legal, News||
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TCSA Announces Legal Team Transition

TCSA Announces Legal Team Transition

I am writing to share the news of my resignation as General Counsel of TCSA and to announce Christine Nishimura’s transition to the role. Christine and I have worked closely together as the TCSA Legal team for the past few years, and I know TCSA will be in good legal hands under her leadership.

This […]

July 25th, 2018|Categories: Legal, News||
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Help Us Bring More Attention to Your School

Help Us Bring More Attention to Your School

Have an outstanding graduate or alumnus whose story you would like to share? Let us know about it!

Not only is TCSA looking to share these stories, but the National Charter Alliance is seeking to promote them as well. If you have stories on your school websites, let us know through social media using the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: News, Opportunities||
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Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute

Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute

We are excited to announce an upcoming opportunity for our independent and small charter management organizations to apply for the Replicating Great Options Strategic Growth Institute.

Led by Bellwether Education Partners, in conjunction with the Walton Family Foundation and TCSA, this six-month experience is designed to aid in the development of a five-year strategic plan […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News, Opportunities||

TCSA testifies at school safety hearing

TCSA testifies at school safety hearing

Last month, Christine Nishimura, Deputy General Counsel for TCSA, provided information about charter school emergency management plans to the House Public Education Committee’s School Safety Hearing.

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Christine discussed the need for schools to be prepared for all emergencies, especially in light of recent […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Legal, News||
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Congratulations on our four new charters!

Congratulations on our four new charters!

As you may have heard, four new schools will begin operations in August, 2019 as Generation 23 charters as a result of action taken on June 15th by the Texas State Board of Education.  These schools began a rigorous authorization process in September 2017 and successfully completed both an external application review as well […]

June 28th, 2018|Categories: News||
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TEA Commissioner provides updates about Harvey, safety

TEA Commissioner provides updates about Harvey, safety

TEA Commissioner Mike Morath shared important information this last week on Hurricane Harvey-affected schools in a press release as well as the accompanying information in Chapter 10 of the 2018 Accountability Manual.  In summary, if a campus that meets at least one of the Hurricane Harvey criteria receives an Improvement Required rating, […]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Legal, News, TEA||