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TEA Announces Competitive Grant Funding for Teacher and Principal Training – Application is Now Live!

TEA Announces Competitive Grant Funding for Teacher and Principal Training – Application is Now Live!

The Texas Education Agency recently announced the opening of two competitive grant opportunities for recruiting and preparing future teachers and principals. These two grants would allow certain open-enrollment charter schools to receive funding to make available specific teacher/ school leader support and pipeline programs. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining teachers and school leaders will allow […]

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Opportunities, Quality, TEA||
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Fostering Great Governance and Effective Leadership Systems at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Fostering Great Governance and Effective Leadership Systems at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Two of the important conference breakout strands emphasize training in effective governance as well as developing school and network leadership systems. Here’s a sampling of breakout sessions in these two strands:

Why is Good Charter School Governance so Difficult? presented by Mike Mizzoni of BoardOnTrack – Monday, October 28 – 10:45 a.m.

Great boards are well-staffed […]

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How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

Did you know that nearly half of all charter districts in Texas were in danger of losing out on $200 per student this year? We did, and we fought for our schools.

In December, TCSA was successful in helping protect facilities funding for 72 Texas charter districts. Last year, TEA decided not to issue letter grades […]

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The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference is Just Days Away

The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference is Just Days Away

Remember that Standard Registration Rates are good through October 22 before the more expensive on-site rate kicks in, so register today! We have planned over 120 breakout and large group sessions as well as a number of social events to help you collaborate, learn, and grow as a charter school leader

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On Leading Well: Part 3 Caring for People

On Leading Well: Part 3 Caring for People

In this series on leading well, we’ve been exploring a handful of seminal qualities that undergird strong leadership. Characteristics that are seen throughout research and literature as common strengths of those who are able to advance the organizational vision and priorities over the long haul, regardless of field or sector focus.   Previously, we’ve considered […]

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Quality||
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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:

  • All Model Policy documents now included as a part of the membership fee;
  • Free On-Demand Training through the TCSA Learning Zone, […]
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On Leading Well, Part 2: Clear Vision

On Leading Well, Part 2: Clear Vision

If you joined us for part one of this series, you’ll recall that we are considering a few key characteristics of great leaders, those being growing and learning, clear vision, and caring about people. This week let’s look at the why, what, and how of creating and communicating a clear vision.

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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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On Leading Well, Part I: Growing and Learning

On Leading Well, Part I: Growing and Learning

Here we are again at the beginning of the school year.  No doubt, the complex details of running an organization well and making the programmatic changes needed in order to meet state and federal requirements are all consuming.  That said, I want to encourage you on your journey and give you food for thought […]

August 9th, 2018|Categories: Model Policies, Quality||
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TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

TCSA Member Council Meeting on Aug. 2

Your elected advocacy committee has been hard at work shaping the legislative agenda for the upcoming state session – now just six months away! We’ve had a strong response to the issue survey and thank the school leaders that took the time to complete it. The upcoming August 2nd member council is a critical […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Conference, Member Services, Quality||