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Guest Blog: Never Give Up; Why I Teach at a Charter School

Guest Blog: Never Give Up; Why I Teach at a Charter School

“I really appreciate you giving me the opportunity, but I don’t think I would be the best fit for the position.”  

Humiliated, I tapped the text to my friend who’d convinced me to interview with one of the few charter schools in East Texas, UT Tyler University Academy, a STEM academy, known for its […]

May 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Legacy Prep and ILTexas Recruit Teachers from Spain and Puerto Rico

Legacy Prep and ILTexas Recruit Teachers from Spain and Puerto Rico

The saying goes that everything is bigger and better in Texas, and population growth is certainly no exception. In fact, Census data shows that last year, 170,103 more residents moved into Texas from other states than left — averaging out to 466 new Texans each day. With this many new Texans, student enrollment also […]

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Guest Blog: Testimony by Alexis Neumann, Superintendent, Rapoport Academy

Guest Blog: Testimony by Alexis Neumann, Superintendent, Rapoport Academy

On March 29, 2016, the Senate Education Committee met jointly with the Senate Higher Education Committee to consider interim charges, which include studying the teacher shortage and retention issues in Texas and evaluate educator preparation programs to determine if these programs are preparing educators for the rigors of the 21st century classroom. In particular, […]

March 30th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, Legal, Member Services, 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 […]

TCSACon: Dallas charter teacher believes in school’s vision

TCSACon: Dallas charter teacher believes in school’s vision

By Dorothy Gentry, 4th Grade Teacher, A.W. Brown Leadership Fellowship Academy

Note: A.W. Brown charter leaders will be presenting at the 2015 Texas Charter Schools Conference during the Principals Workshop on Wednesday, October 28, to discuss hiring and retaining high-quality teachers.

Angela Brown is a true example of a success […]

VIDEO: Have you registered for TCSACon?

VIDEO: Have you registered for TCSACon?

There’s less than a month left to register for the only statewide conference for Texas public charter school leaders and educators!

The Texas Charter Schools Conference is early this year on October 28-30, so don’t miss out on specialized workshops, dozens of educational sessions and networking opportunities with industry experts. You make the […]

Why you love your public charter schools

Why you love your public charter schools

Houston Gateway Academy students at the Texas Charter Revolution rally at the Capitol in April.

Houston Gateway Academy students at the Texas Charter Revolution rally at the Capitol in April.

Update: Learn how to build grassroots advocates on your campus for your public charter […]

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Expanded Teacher Workshop at TCSACon

Expanded Teacher Workshop at TCSACon

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training

Calling all public charter school teachers!

The first few months of school are exhilarating, but they can also be exhausting.

For your students, take a day to focus on you at the Texas Charter Schools Conference on Friday, October 30, at the JW Marriott San Antonio […]

Guest Blog: Supporting scholars’ emotional intelligence

Guest Blog: Supporting scholars’ emotional intelligence

First day of school at Austin Achieve.

First day of school at Austin Achieve.

By Mackee Mason, Austin Achieve High School Principal

Last week, a scholar told me, “Mr. Mason, I am in the red, and I need to talk to […]

New TCSA Director of Training on future tools

New TCSA Director of Training on future tools

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training

While the start of school is often challenging with many demands on your time, TCSA seeks to help you to train your staff whenever and wherever they need to receive training. Using technology to teach content to adult learners is a passion of mine, and one […]