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Houston Parents, Students, Educators, School Leaders and Board Members participate in Save Our Charter School Rally

Houston Parents, Students, Educators, School Leaders and Board Members participate in Save Our Charter School Rally

On Wednesday, September 11th, charter school parents, students, and educators, primarily African-American and Hispanic/Latino, took a “shot across the bow” to the Democratic Presidential candidates who were participating in the Democratic Presidential Debate held on the campus of TSU in Houston. The rally, organized by African-American and Hispanic/Latino charter school leaders from across the […]

September 18th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Rally, Voting||
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The 2019 TX School Choice Week Rally

The 2019 TX School Choice Week Rally

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 […]

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Are You In? Join the Texas Charter Revolution!

Are You In? Join the Texas Charter Revolution!

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 […]

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Wrapping up the 2016-17 School Year

Wrapping up the 2016-17 School Year

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.

Fall 2016
One indication of our success as a sector is […]

TX Charter Rally Moves Facilities Funding Bill

TX Charter Rally Moves Facilities Funding Bill

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 […]

April 27th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Member Services, News, Quality, Rally||
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Guest Blog: Why Join TCSA

Guest Blog: Why Join TCSA

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 […]

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Member Services, Rally|Tags: , , |
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Are you in this fight?

Are you in this fight?

The upcoming 85th Texas Legislative Session will be our biggest challenge to date. Parents, teachers and board members are at the forefront of our advocacy efforts. It is critical to engage your lawmakers on an on-going basis. We are faced with difficult times in passing pro-charter legislation due to a variety of obstacles and […]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Member Services, News, Rally, Social Media|Tags: , , |
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Guest Blog: Charter Schools Show Support at National School Choice Week Rally

Guest Blog: Charter Schools Show Support at National School Choice Week Rally

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 […]

February 4th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, News, Rally|Tags: , , , |

TCSACon Educates and Inspires

TCSACon Educates and Inspires

By Samantha Womack, TCSA Communications Specialist

About 1,500 charter leaders and innovators participated in the 2015 Texas Charter Schools Conference this week in San Antonio.

Hundreds were inspired and energized by opening keynote David Robinson, education advocate and Spurs center, during the opening session on Wednesday.

“Charters are where my heart is,” Robinson said. “Leaders, thank […]

Why you love your public charter schools

Why you love your public charter schools

Houston Gateway Academy students at the Texas Charter Revolution rally at the Capitol in April.

Houston Gateway Academy students at the Texas Charter Revolution rally at the Capitol in April.

Update: Learn how to build grassroots advocates on your campus for your public charter […]