On Wednesday, December 11th at 10:00 a.m. please plan to join architect Kerri Ranney of Huckabee-inc.com, a leading Texas school architectural firm, as she discusses Senate Bill 11 Facilities Standards for Schools. Kerri is the Co-Chair of the TASA School Facilities Committee and was recently appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas […]
One of the most important student populations in all schools is students with disabilities. Special education programs for students with disabilities is among the most critical services that schools provide, and evidence suggests that special education services is a major factor in the choices parents make for their child’s schooling. Though our charter schools […]
Thanks to everyone who attended our 2019 TCSA Conference! We had a record crowd of over 1700 attendees and an extremely high level of engagement from our attendees, whether it was in attendance at breakout sessions, prowling the exhibit hall, or enjoying the 80’s prom with the Spazmatics!
While it’s fresh on your mind, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]