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Two January Webinars Free to TCSA Member Schools!

Two January Webinars Free to TCSA Member Schools!

It’s back to school after the holidays, and it’s time to get back to training! Join TCSA this January for two webinars that we are providing free to TCSA member schools. On Thursday, January 24 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. join us for Creating and Submitting a Successful Expansion Amendment – 2019 Edition. Follow […]

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The 2019–2021 Public Charter School Program (PCSP) Start-Up Grant

The 2019–2021 Public Charter School Program (PCSP) Start-Up Grant

The 2019–2021 Public Charter School Program (PCSP) Start-Up Grant for charter schools authorized under Subchapters D and E was posted on the TEA Grants Opportunities website on November 30, 2018.  The purpose of the 2019–2021 PCSP Start-Up Grant is to provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of state-authorized charter […]

December 12th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities|Tags: , |
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Fully Funded with Stipends through TEA: Online Blended Learning Series for Teachers

Fully Funded with Stipends through TEA: Online Blended Learning Series for Teachers

Want to learn more about Blended Learning strategies? NOW is the time. Funding is available for the costs of blended learning training. This TEA initiative to fund professional development (PD) for teachers who are committed to learning and implementing blended learning strategies in their classrooms is available through July 2019. In addition, campus coaches, teacher aides and other […]

November 28th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities, Training||
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Why I Fight

Why I Fight

When Joey was just two years old, he was diagnosed with autism. His mother was uncertain about Joey’s future. She wondered how he would overcome the challenges he was sure to face and whether they would be able to find a school that worked for him. She researched private and public school options and […]

November 14th, 2018|Categories: Opportunities|Tags: |
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The Inaugural Teacher Advocate Leaders for 2018-2019 Announced

The Inaugural Teacher Advocate Leaders for 2018-2019 Announced

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Twelve teachers (six men and six women) have been selected from over 50 applicants for the 2018-2019 class of the Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI).  TALI gives teachers the opportunity to connect with policy and advocacy experts, strengthen their leadership skills, and learn how […]

October 31st, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Conference, Opportunities||
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Join or Renew Your Membership in TCSA

Join or Renew Your Membership in TCSA

Your partnership is crucial to our success in advocating for your interests and we hope you will renew your membership today. In addition to benefiting from TCSA’s ongoing advocacy work, membership brings additional benefits, including:

  • Discounted legal products, including model board policies, Student Code of Conduct, and a TCSA model personnel handbook;
  • Access to Learning Zone, […]
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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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Leadership as a Reflection of Self

Leadership as a Reflection of Self

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to represent TCSA at Columbia University’s Summer Principal’s Academy – New Orleans (SPA-NOLA). The Summer Principal’s Academy is an intensive 14-month long program designed for aspiring school leaders and APs to earn a Master’s Degree in Education from Columbia University while still teaching, leading, and coaching at […]

July 26th, 2018|Categories: Model Policies, Opportunities||