Hundreds of Texans attended the school choice rally on the front steps of the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday, January 23. The event was a chance for parents, educators and students to voice their support for educational opportunity in the state. The rally coincided with National School Choice Week. Some of the notables attending the event include Texas State Senators […]
The new Texas Charter Revolution website (www.txcharterrevolution.org) launches as students head back to school, and families get into the swing of homework, sports, and all the other activities that gear up in a new academic year. For Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we hope soon the schools in the affected areas […]
We are approaching the end of another full and exciting school year for public charter schools and our movement. Reflecting on the year’s successes and challenges helps measure our progress as a sector. Here are some highlights from the 2016-17 school year.
One indication of our success as a sector is […]
The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) held its sixth 2017 Texas Public Charter Schools Rally earlier this week at the state capitol with public charter school students, parents, teachers, leaders, and advocates from campuses across the state.
Momentum continues to grow for public charter schools as the state Legislature approaches the last […]
Having been a very early member of Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA), KIPP Houston Public Schools has seen its membership and voice grow over the years. I am thrilled our shared work empowers parents to have a voice as advocates at the state level. Everything from TCSA rallies to a deeper dive into Action […]
On January 29, 2016, I had the privilege of hosting more than 400 public charter school students from ten of our ResponsiveEd’s campuses at the Texas State Capitol for the National School Choice Week Rally. Many of these students were visiting Austin and the Capitol for the first time, including some students who live in […]
By Denise Pierce, TCSA General Counsel
1. It’s historic
This is the first time in the history of the Texas charter school movement that the case for fair funding will be made before the Supreme Court of Texas.
The public charter school movement joined the school finance lawsuit in 2012 and went to trial […]