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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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TCSA Face to Face Trainings in April

TCSA Face to Face Trainings in April

Learning Walk at IDEA’s Frontier Campus in Brownsville

Want to take a peek into a high performing charter campus? The Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) will host a Learning Walk at the IDEA Frontier campus in Brownsville on April 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. As you may know, IDEA campuses excelled […]

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Member Services, Training|Tags: , , , |

Legislators and Advocates For Charter Facilities Funding

Legislators and Advocates For Charter Facilities Funding

There is significant momentum for charter school facilities funding this legislative session. Earlier this week, Senator Donna Campbell held an event at the Texas Capitol to highlight joint efforts to narrow the funding gap between students at public charter schools and traditional school districts.

Sen. Campbell was joined by […]

IDEA Public Schools Named 2016 Broad Prize Winner

IDEA Public Schools Named 2016 Broad Prize Winner

Several staff members from the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) traveled to Nashville last week to join our charter school colleagues from across the country for the National Charter Conference. There were inspirational speakers and training sessions for the charter school community to share information and best practices at the conference. 

One of […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: Conference, Member Services, Training|Tags: , , , |
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TCSA’s Legislative Education Briefing for the Border Caucus

TCSA’s Legislative Education Briefing for the Border Caucus

We recently had the pleasure of hosting an education legislative briefing with the Texas House Border Caucus Chairman Cesar Blanco and Representative Bobby Guerra at an IDEA campus in McAllen. Additionally, Representative Eddie Lucio, III participated along with staff representing the Texas Senate and House Delegation and Congressional offices.

There was thoughtful dialogue between […]

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Guest Blog: Teacher Stephanie Parga of IDEA Rundberg

Guest Blog: Teacher Stephanie Parga of IDEA Rundberg

I still remember how crushed I felt when I was convinced that I wasn’t being chosen for the position at the first charter school I applied to in Austin. After weeks of applications and phone interviews, I was already planning to stay another year in Puerto Rico and try it again next summer. Even […]

May 18th, 2016|Categories: Member Services, News, Training|Tags: , , , |
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IDEA Rundberg Holds Dedication Ceremony

IDEA Rundberg Holds Dedication Ceremony

On Thursday, March 3, 2016, IDEA Rundberg, home of the Rattlers, held a dedication ceremony at its Austin campus, which serves 468 students.  The ceremony was hosted by the academy Principal Karen Weissinger and college preparatory Principal Pike Nichols and in attendance were more than 100 parents and family members, as well as representatives […]

March 9th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Member Services, News|Tags: , |