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Guest Blog: Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on the Rhodes School

Guest Blog: Hurricane Harvey’s Impact on the Rhodes School

The Rhodes School opened its doors in 2007 to educate pre-K through eighth grade students in Houston, Texas. Throughout our decade of serving the northeast part of Houston, we have never experienced anything near the devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to our community’s doorstep.

I encourage you to donate to the TCSA Harvey Relief […]

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A New Foundation

A New Foundation

Look back on the history of mankind, what do you see? Do you see peace, love and understanding? Or do you see war, hate and dispute? It partially depends on your perspective and how you view the world in general. However if you objectively peer through the crystal ball you will likely see the […]

April 11th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy|Tags: , , |
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TCSA Update on the 85th Legislative Session

TCSA Update on the 85th Legislative Session

The 85th Legislative Session is in full swing and more than half-way complete.  Several priority bills for the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) have already received a hearing in committee, one of the first steps that a bill must take before moving forward.  This is truly great news as the sooner bills are heard […]

Choice Does Not Mean Compromise

Choice Does Not Mean Compromise

By Michelle McCurdy, Mother of a Charter School Student at Altamira Academy

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When considering Kindergarten for my daughter, Meredith, I researched every option to find the best school to meet her needs. I eventually selected Altamira Academy, one of three elementary […]

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Time’s Running Short to Submit an Expansion Amendment for 2017-2018!

Time’s Running Short to Submit an Expansion Amendment for 2017-2018!

It’s not too late to submit an expansion amendment effective for the 2017-18 school year, but time is running short. The last day to submit an amendment to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) is April 1, 2017. Since that day falls on a Saturday this year, the effective deadline date is actually Friday, March […]

March 16th, 2017|Categories: Member Services, Quality, TEA|Tags: , , , , |
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Reflections from the 2016 NACSA Conference

Reflections from the 2016 NACSA Conference

I recently had the opportunity, along with fellow TCSA staffer Elliott Nguyen, to attend the 2016 National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The NACSA gathering allowed an opportunity to better understand the national charter landscape as a whole and the particular challenges that charter authorizers face in regards to […]

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Member Services, News, Quality|Tags: , , , , |