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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||

TCSA Announces New CEO

TCSA Announces New CEO

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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 […]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: News||
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National Conference Is Almost Here!

National Conference Is Almost Here!

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 […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Conference, News||
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Graduation photos

Graduation photos

We are looking to celebrate our 2018 public charter school graduates! Please send your high school graduation photos to pramati@txcharterschools.org.

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May 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Photo||
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Round Rock Express

Round Rock Express

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 […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Opportunities||
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2018 Conference Proposals Are Being Finalized!

2018 Conference Proposals Are Being Finalized!

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, […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: Conference, News||
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Fashion For A Good Cause

Fashion For A Good Cause

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 […]

May 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Photo||
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Foundation School Shares Success Helping Children With Autism

Foundation School Shares Success Helping Children With Autism

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 […]

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Texas Public Charters Recognized Among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Public High Schools

Texas Public Charters Recognized Among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Public High Schools

Meridian World School in Round Rock was named the sixth-best public high school in the nation, according to the annual U.S. News and World Report’s 100 Best High Schools list released last week. The survey included 200,500 high schools across the country and […]

May 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Funding opportunity from the Rebuild Texas Fund

Funding opportunity from the Rebuild Texas Fund

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 […]