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, […]
AUSTIN – The Texas Charter Schools Association this week announced the hiring of Starlee Coleman as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to coming to TCSA, Coleman founded SchoolForward LLC, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. that advances education reform policy objectives. The firm […]
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 […]
The Round Rock Express is seeking to expand its educational tours to public charters in the Austin area. The Triple-A baseball team already conducts tours for traditional public schools in the area.
Chaniel Nelson, an account executive with the team, listed many opportunities, including:
1. Stadium Tours: Stadium tours are catered to what each teacher/group leader/admin […]
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, […]
Eight-graders from Houston’s Harmony School of Innovation mounted a fashion show last week to promote a couple of good causes. The students raised $250 for the victims of Santa Fe shooting. In addition, clothes from the fashion show were donated to The Way Home Homeless Coalition. The students’ efforts were featured during a local […]
San Antonio’s Foundation School for Autism continues to help children from Pre-K to first grade overcome autism, expanding its mission since it was created eight years ago.
Testifying before members of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Education, Suzan Brown, Executive Director of Special Education, Dyslexia and Section 504 Services for Responsive Education […]
The Rebuild Texas Fund – a private philanthropic fund established to assist communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey – has designated funding available for qualified charter schools damaged by the storm. The Fund has raised more than $93M to support rebuilding and revitalization efforts in communities and will be making grants to charter schools […]