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TCSA announces new fellows for the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute

TCSA announces new fellows for the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute

The Texas Charter Schools Association is proud to announce 25 fellows have been accepted to the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI). This highly selective fellowship is in its second year and has doubled the number of fellows to meet growing demand.   

 The purpose of the fellowship […]

October 7th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, News, Opportunities, Training||
Bruce Marchand Ed.D.

Important Sessions presented by TEA Staff at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Important Sessions presented by TEA Staff at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Several significant changes to the rules surrounding growth and expansion as well as charter school application and waitlist requirements have come about as the result of legislation passed in the recent 86th legislative session.  TCSA has been working with TEA charter division staff to provide schools […]

October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Conference, Legal, Member Services, Opportunities, TEA, Training||
Elizabeth Cross

New Reading Practices from HB3

New Reading Practices from HB3

A change from House Bill 3 is the addition of a new section of code, Tex. Edu. Code 28.0062. This new code places new requirements on charter schools in the areas of Reading Academies and Certification of Practices to TEA. There is also a new testing requirement for teaching certificates for Pre-K through 6th-grade […]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Legal, TEA, Training, Videos|Tags: , |
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Two New TCSA Training Webinars Coming Next Week!

Two New TCSA Training Webinars Coming Next Week!

TCSA has two new free webinars planned for next week that should be of interest to both charter CEOs and administrators as well as board members.

On Tuesday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. please plan to join Ryan Alexander for Introduction to Civic Builders. Civic Builders, a non-profit facilities developer, offers very favorable terms […]

September 4th, 2019|Categories: Training|Tags: , , |
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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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Two Important Webinars for Charter Leaders

Two Important Webinars for Charter Leaders

We are excited to add two new important webinars to our training offerings this summer.  On Thursday, August 1stat 10:00 a.m. please plan to join us for 86thLegislature Update for Charter Leaders.  As you know, a number of bills in addition to HB3 were signed into law as a result of actions of […]

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Conference, Member Services, Training||
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Inaugural Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute a Success!

Inaugural Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute a Success!

It’s a wrap! The first cohort of the Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI) has ended, coinciding with the end of the legislative session. The institute was designed to help teachers gain a more thorough understanding of public charter school laws and to teach them help to advocate for policies and laws that are needed […]

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Advocacy, Training|Tags: |
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Is Your Facility Holding You Back?

Is Your Facility Holding You Back?

Thinking about adding capacity or simply providing more space to your current students? Maybe you’ve been in those portables a bit longer than you anticipated? Perhaps it’s time to move out of the old strip mall and into something newer and more modern? Is your landlord giving you the raw deal?

If any of these […]

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Member Services, Opportunities, Training|Tags: , |
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Two New Trainings Free to TCSA Members Schools

Two New Trainings Free to TCSA Members Schools

At TCSA we are always looking for ways to add value to your membership and respond to training requests from members.  One topic that frequently arises is that of superintendent evaluation.  Most governance boards understand the importance of evaluating the school leader of their organization, but they aren’t sure where to start.   We’ve […]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Member Services, Training|Tags: |
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Inaugural Charter School Facilities Summit

Inaugural Charter School Facilities Summit

The Texas Charter Schools Association, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Tennessee Charter School Center, is excited to announce the launch of the Charter School Facilities Summit. Taking place in Austin on June 4th, 2019, this convening shall provide objective information on the various aspects of growth and expansion, […]