As a founding board member of the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA), I have been passionate about this organization since its inception. TCSA’s mission is to improve student achievement in Texas by advocating for and strengthening a diverse set of high quality charter schools. I’m thrilled to be a part of this mission both […]
Early voting is officially underway in Texas and Austin Achieve Public Schools is striving to increase voter turnout.
On October 4th Austin Achieve held a student-led voter registration drive to register eligible voters in Austin. A group of juniors from the school’s founding class of 2019, along with the help of a Travis county Volunteer […]
My final day as TCSA Executive Director approaches and it is definitely bittersweet. The opportunity to serve as a leader in this vibrant and successful movement has been extremely rewarding. As most of you know, it also has been quite challenging.
As I reflect on our shared journey over the last nine years, I think […]
As a community passionate about public charter schools and public education, we encourage all of you to participate in the election process as a part of our civic duty. Every vote counts!
Our duty to engage in advocacy efforts goes beyond the 140 days the state legislature meets. As this fall voting season kicks […]
The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) named Dr. Soner Tarim the Leader of the Year and Ms. Brooke Lucero the Teacher of the Year at the 2017 Texas Charter Schools Conference last week. TCSA’s Chris Busse presented the awards to Dr. Tarim and Ms. Lucero at a luncheon with Education Commissioner Mike Morath, and […]
TCSA is excited to announce this year’s Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Texas Charter Schools Conference: Dr. Christopher Emdin.
Dr. Emdin is an Associate Professor of Science Education and Director of Science Education in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He also serves as Associate Director of the Institute […]
On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”). Many public charter school students, families, and staff are directly impacted by DACA and the Administration’s decision to end the program. With the decision to end DACA, TCSA’s Board of Directors stands in support of […]
Working at a public charter school is challenging. Longer hours with less pay, higher demands with fewer resources. Subpar science labs for experiments or too small of a playground for the little ones. Students who face seemingly overwhelming challenges that many of us adults will never understand. These things we all know to be […]
The wake of Hurricane Harvey has been devastating to Texans in the Gulf Coast Region over the last week, and we continue to monitor the full effects of this storm.
As you know, Houston, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, Port Arthur, and the surrounding areas are home to a large number of public charter schools serving thousands of […]
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 […]