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Executive Leader Meetings Hosted in September

Executive Leader Meetings Hosted in September

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 […]

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The Power of Instructional Coaching

The Power of Instructional Coaching

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 […]

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Driving Achievement Through Campus Operations, Part III

Driving Achievement Through Campus Operations, Part III

If you have missed the first two sections on Driving Achievement Through Campus Operations, please see Part I and Part II before moving on. 

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 […]

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Driving Achievement Through Campus Operations, Part II

Driving Achievement Through Campus Operations, Part II

A Needle In a Haystack?

Hiring people to work at charter schools can be challenging. Our teams work longer hours, go above and beyond the job description, and are frequently paid less than their traditional school counterparts. Directors of School Operations often face intense durations of stress, are required to manage multiple streams […]

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National Conference Highlights

National Conference Highlights

A number of TCSA staff members had the opportunity to attend the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools’ annual conference, NCSC17, earlier this week in Washington D.C. There were approximately 4,000 attendees representing all aspects of the charter spectrum including charter CEOs, teachers and staff, governance boards, state charter support organizations (CSO) like TCSA, […]

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Outtakes from the TCSA Member Council Meeting on April 27, 2017

Outtakes from the TCSA Member Council Meeting on April 27, 2017

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) was pleased to host 35 charter systems at the most recent Member Council Meeting on April 27, following the successful Texas Public Charter School Rally at the state capitol the day before. Additionally, some member schools participated in the meeting virtually.

Dr. Penny Schwinn, the Deputy Commissioner of Academics […]

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The Board’s Role in Academic Oversight Webinar

The Board’s Role in Academic Oversight Webinar

It feels as though whenever you listen to the news, there’s another segment about student testing and the high-pressure stakes. The Texas Charter Schools Association is hosting a webinar focusing on the role of the board in understanding how to monitor the academic results your organization has promised to deliver. Mark your […]

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Understanding the CaSE Indicators and Accountability

Understanding the CaSE Indicators and Accountability

Helping You Understand Your Responsibilities Regarding Community and Student Engagement Ratings and the Texas Academic Accountability System

Big changes are coming to the way CaSE (Community and Student Engagement) indicators are evaluated and reported by districts and charter holders and individual campuses. On Tuesday, May 9th at 4 p.m. TCSA is providing a free

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Guest Blog: ILTexas Attends National Chinese Language Conference feat. Neil Bush

Guest Blog: ILTexas Attends National Chinese Language Conference feat. Neil Bush

 

While everyone continues the fight on the future of school choice across America, International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas), chooses to focus less on the current state of politics and more on America’s future leaders. A free, public charter school with 10 campuses spanning across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Houston, ILTexas […]

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TCSA Summer Training Opportunities

TCSA Summer Training Opportunities

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) will launch several new training events this summer. TCSA scheduled trainings in June to prepare leaders at various levels within the charter system to improve student performance in preparation for the Texas Education Agency’s launch of the new A-F Accountability System in August 2018.

Is your charter system considering […]