One of the benefits of membership with the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) is representation at the Texas Capitol. On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, TCSA’s Bruce Marchand appeared before the House Public Education Committee to advocate on behalf of public charter schools and students. Below is the testimony he provided to the Committee to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
This is to remind member schools of the deadlines regarding an appeal of a school’s academic accountability rating for the 2015-2016 school year, and the critical importance of these ratings in light of the mandatory charter revocation requirements under Tex. Educ. Code §12.115(c).
On August 12, 2016, TEA released preliminary 2016 Accountability ratings (for […]
The Texas Charter Schools Association submitted the following comments to Commissioner Morath at the Texas Education Agency on Monday, June 27, 2016. The comments pertain to 19 TAC Chapter 97, Planning and Accountability, Subchapter AA, Accountability and Performance Monitoring, §97.1001, Accountability Rating System.
The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) is the statewide membership organization for effective […]