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Nine Generation 23 Charter Applications Currently Under Review

Nine Generation 23 Charter Applications Currently Under Review

Nine applications are currently under review by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to become new Texas charter schools in the Generation 23 authorization cycle.  Schools ultimately approved as part of Generation 23 will open at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.   In this most recent cycle, twenty-one applications were submitted to TEA by […]

March 21st, 2018|Categories: Member Services, News, Quality|Tags: , |
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How Does Your School Compare?

How Does Your School Compare?

Are you wondering how your campus compares with other schools? Are your students experiencing academic growth in Reading and Math that is comparable to other schools in your county, region or the state? Is your school, as a whole, serving students well when compared to other schools that serve similar populations?

Have you viewed your […]

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Charter FIRST Indicators

Charter FIRST Indicators

Changes are coming to the Charter FIRST indicators. If you are a growing school, many of those changes may impact your ratings. The draft Charter FIRST indicators, which are proposed to go into effect in 2020, expand the topics reviewed as a part of a charter school’s annual financial evaluation.

The […]

February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Member Services, Quality|Tags: , |
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Expanding or Starting a New School?

Expanding or Starting a New School?

Is your school expanding? Or, are you part of a team that hopes to open a charter school in Texas?  TCSA’s new market identification service can help your team identify a target location that aligns to your school’s needs.

The TCSA team works, on an ongoing basis, to develop tools and services that provide value […]

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Guest Blog: Tech in the Classroom: Going From a Line Item to a Legacy

Guest Blog: Tech in the Classroom: Going From a Line Item to a Legacy

In 2018, it’s expected that nationally the demand for and expansion of charter schools will grow, but the challenges of funding such endeavors will likely also increase. Despite a promising budget from the current administration to increase funding for charter schools, there are strong opponents in local government and traditional ISDs that view charter […]

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IDRA Report reaches the wrong conclusions about public charter school graduation rates.

IDRA Report reaches the wrong conclusions about public charter school graduation rates.

          Austin — The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) issued a report critical of public charter school graduation rates in their ongoing and longstanding opposition to these public schools. IDRA doesn’t support public charter schools or the families that choose them in spite of the fact that more than 273,000 […]

December 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Quality|Tags: |
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Reason #8 for a TCSA Membership: Training Solutions for Your Charter

Reason #8 for a TCSA Membership: Training Solutions for Your Charter

Did you know a lack of board, officer, and campus administrator training can result in a material violation of your charter?  Many charter systems struggle to aquire the appropriate amount of training for board members, officers, and campus administrators.   The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) offers member schools various webinar trainings either free or […]

November 29th, 2017|Categories: Member Services, Quality, Training|Tags: , , |
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An Innovative Staffing Solution for Texas Charters

An Innovative Staffing Solution for Texas Charters

In the fall 2017, the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) began a partnership with Proximity Learning, LLC. to help our member charter schools find innovative staffing and curriculum solutions.

Proximity Learning, a Texas-based, fully accredited K-12 online education solution, offers schools more flexibility when it comes to course offerings, special education (SPED) services and […]

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Reason #15 to Join or Renew Membership with TCSA: Support to Address Charter Challenges

Reason #15 to Join or Renew Membership with TCSA: Support to Address Charter Challenges

There are several reasons to join or renew your membership with the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA), and one of the primary reasons includes TCSA’s support in addressing the challenges that you and your charter team are wrestling with right now.

TCSA assists charters and their boards with a wide array of subject matters, all […]

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TCSA’s New Tech Partner

TCSA’s New Tech Partner

The Texas Charter Schools Association’s newest partner is Revive IT, a hardware, software and managed solutions provider specializing in affordable, streamlined IT solutions for schools using new or professionally refurbished equipment. Revive IT offers everything from consultation to equipment installation, and because their sister firm, ER2, has relationships with Fortune […]

November 14th, 2017|Categories: Quality, Solution Providers||