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 […]
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 […]
Leading a school well is no easy task. Supporting staff sufficiently and prioritizing student progress above the tyranny of the urgent requires laser focus and relentless determination.
TCSA is committed to helping school leaders, their teams, and their boards keep their eyes on what matters most, as they serve some of the underserved students and […]
Speakers and session content are now available for the 2017 TCSA Charter Schools Conference in the TCSA Conference App. The conference will convene national and state charter school innovators, reformers, and leaders at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine on October 11-13, 2017. Two new strands have been added to the conference this […]
Immigration and Your Charter School: Protecting Rights of Schools and Students in an Age of Immigration Enforcement
This webinar will highlight best practices on matters pertaining to federal and state law enforcement agencies in light of new and anticipated rulings and interpretations of immigration enforcement practices.
Presented by Joseph Hoffer from Shulman, Lopez, Hoffer and […]
Student Code of Conduct, 3rd Edition
The Student Code of Conduct, 3rd Edition is now available for purchase in the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) Quality Portal. The 3rd Edition incorporates changes from the 85th Legislative Session, including David’s Law (SB 179, the anti-bullying bill). Schools interested in the Student Code of Conduct can […]
Last week, the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) held its quarterly Member Council Meeting (MCM) with about 40 participants representing member charter schools from across the Lone Star State.
TCSA’s Executive Director David Dunn opened the meeting with brief remarks and was followed by MCM Chair, Kathleen Zimmermann, who welcomed members to Austin. Dunn shared […]
Coming soon to a region near you: the 2017-18 version of Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) Executive Leader Meetings.
These regional meetings provide a place for charter leaders to come together to learn from legal experts and share best practices among each other on charter-specific topics. TCSA plans to offer leaders in each region two […]
Have you considered how instructional coaching might impact student achievement and ultimately scores within your charter system? Teacher coaching has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional professional development normally offered by charter schools. Informal, classroom-based instructional coaching has proven effective in solidifying teacher content knowledge and pedagogy and aided in teacher retention.
Coaching can […]
Starting with the End in Mind
Hopefully school leaders are bought-in to the idea of hiring a Director of School Operations and have a strategy for identifying […]