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Guest Blog: Four New ILTexas Campuses To Meet Growth Demands

Guest Blog: Four New ILTexas Campuses To Meet Growth Demands

By Jim Croswell

Last week, International Leadership of Texas (ILTexas) officially ended its series of four groundbreaking ceremonies on new campuses that will serve students in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area and Western Houston. These new campuses will provide over 4,500 seats, making ILTexas one of the fastest growing charter schools in the United States. […]

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Model Policy Updates from the 84th Legislative Session—Don’t Miss Out!

Model Policy Updates from the 84th Legislative Session—Don’t Miss Out!

The TCSA Model Policies and Legal Authorities are updated and in the Quality Portal! 

After a very busy legislative session the new Model Policies provide a framework for truancy and how to ensure compliance. There are also new requirements for teacher training in suicide prevention.  Additionally, we added language to address the new open carry […]

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Governor Abbott Appointment of Mike Morath as Education Commissioner

Governor Abbott Appointment of Mike Morath as Education Commissioner

The Texas Charter Schools Association applauds Governor Abbott’s selection of Dallas ISD Trustee as the next Commissioner of Education. Abbott’s bold selection signals the Governor’s strong commitment to meeting the needs of all students. Morath is a thoughtful, student-centered advocate, who is driven by research. He is unafraid to tackle tough issues facing […]

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Educational Choice and Inspiration Across North Texas

Educational Choice and Inspiration Across North Texas

One of the greatest aspects of working for TCSA is that I get to visit charter schools across the great state of Texas. I love touring schools, seeing children flourish and being inspired by passionate educational entrepreneurs. Last week, David Dunn and I spent three days in North Texas visiting  seven schools, each with […]

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Senate Education Committee Interim Hearing Synopsis

Senate Education Committee Interim Hearing Synopsis

Monday, December 7th, the Senate Education Committee held an interim hearing to consider testimony on the implementation of SB 2 from the 83rd Legislative Session, the disposition of state property, and charter school facility funding. Interim hearings are held during a legislative interim for legislative committees to hear testimony on specific issues identified by […]

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A Tour of Texas Part 1, with Brian Levy

A Tour of Texas Part 1, with Brian Levy

Rowlett, TX:
My most recent charter school tour across Texas brought me to the “#1 Small City in America to Move To” – Rowlett, Texas. It is here where I landed at Education Center International Academy (ECIA).

ECIA has been serving students in the Dallas area (Rowlett and Sunnyvale) since 2001. As […]

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Join TCSA & Enter the Raffle!

Join TCSA & Enter the Raffle!

We know you labor day-in and day-out to create a new generation of passionate and engaged students. We know there is an always-changing to-do list before you. We know the work never ends, yet you continue to push on and support Texas charters and TCSA, for which we are both grateful and proud. TCSA […]

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“Dad, what do you do?”

“Dad, what do you do?”

The other night while I was buckling in my 4 1/2 year old son into his carseat he asked, “Dad, what do you do?” I thought for a second… what’s the best way I can respond that he can digest? And then it hit me… “I help schools, Graham.” 

When it comes down to it, […]

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Partner with TCSA – Join or renew your membership today!

Partner with TCSA – Join or renew your membership today!

Every day TCSA works to increase our membership’s reach at all levels of government: federal, state, and local. Did you think we got to take a break at the end of a Legislative Session? Oh no! At the end of each Legislative Session is when we take a moment to assess our work and […]