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2019 Texas Charter School Lobby Day

2019 Texas Charter School Lobby Day

The Texas Charter Schools Association requested your help to increase charter school funding and protect charters from more red tape and anti-charter regulations. 

On Tuesday, 2/5, charter school CEOs, superintendents, campus leaders, charter board members and teachers were joined by the TCSA Board of Directors and leadership team in Austin for an orientation and reception, […]

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Texas Charter Revolution: Grassroots Advocacy Spotlight

Texas Charter Revolution: Grassroots Advocacy Spotlight

The grassroots team is hard at work as the current school year comes to a close.  From direct parent training to hosting on-campus events to bringing elected officials to your schools, we want to support your advocacy needs!

Last week, Texas Charter Revolution wrapped up a series of 4 neutral candidate forums leading up to […]

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TCSA Appears before Senate Education Committee Hearing

TCSA Appears before Senate Education Committee Hearing

Texas public school charters voices are being heard during this legislative interim as lawmakers prepare for the next session in Austin.  On Monday, March 26, 2018 TCSA provided expert testimony at the Senate Education Committee hearing. Jerry Lager, Superintendent of Schools of Ki Charter testimony focused on teacher compensation and shared his school’s best practices to retain high quality teachers.  […]

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Reason #5 for a TCSA Membership: Advocacy Tools and Resources

Reason #5 for a TCSA Membership: Advocacy Tools and Resources

The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) offers a variety of grassroots advocacy tools and resources for your public charter school. Whether you are an individual campus or a large network with multiple campuses, we have the bilingual staff and materials to support your grassroots advocacy efforts. Our grassroots support consist of the following:

– Grassroots […]

Amanda List Returns to Help Advocacy Team During Transition

Amanda List Returns to Help Advocacy Team During Transition

The Texas Charter Schools Association’s (TCSA) Interim CEO Chuck Cook tapped former association staffer Amanda List to serve as Interim Vice President of Government and Public Affairs.

Amanda is a principal of AList Consulting and served as TCSA’s first director of advocacy. As one of the earliest hires for the association, she helped recruit new […]

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Member Services, News|Tags: , |
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Guest Blog: Why Become a TCSA Member?

Guest Blog: Why Become a TCSA Member?

Wayside Schools became a member of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) five years ago when I joined the Wayside staff as CEO. I have been a passionate supporter of TCSA for many years and share the belief that every parent should have the opportunity to choose the free, public school that best fits […]

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Are You In? Join the Texas Charter Revolution!

Are You In? Join the Texas Charter Revolution!

The new Texas Charter Revolution website (www.txcharterrevolution.org) launches as students head back to school, and families get into the swing of homework, sports, and all the other activities that gear up in a new academic year. For Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we hope soon the schools in the affected areas […]

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Are you in this fight?

Are you in this fight?

The upcoming 85th Texas Legislative Session will be our biggest challenge to date. Parents, teachers and board members are at the forefront of our advocacy efforts. It is critical to engage your lawmakers on an on-going basis. We are faced with difficult times in passing pro-charter legislation due to a variety of obstacles and […]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Member Services, News, Rally, Social Media|Tags: , , |
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Public Education Committee Hearing on Interim Charges

Public Education Committee Hearing on Interim Charges

Charter schools were well represented at this week’s House Public Education Committee hearing at the Texas Capitol.  On Tuesday, February 9, Chairman Jimmie Don Aycock presided over the hearing focusing on interim charges for school strategies at the middle school level and high-performing students. 

Witnesses from charter schools included members of our […]

February 11th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Legal, News, TEA|Tags: , , |

Are your Students Engaged?

Are your Students Engaged?

By Samantha Womack, TCSA Communications Specialist

A recent Gallup poll illustrates students who have at least one teacher who excites them about the future are 30 times more likely to be engaged. Furthermore, if the principal is engaged, there’s a trickle-down effect on teachers, students and families.

Unfortunately, the polling indicates only 31 percent […]