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New Reading Practices from HB3

New Reading Practices from HB3

A change from House Bill 3 is the addition of a new section of code, Tex. Edu. Code 28.0062. This new code places new requirements on charter schools in the areas of Reading Academies and Certification of Practices to TEA. There is also a new testing requirement for teaching certificates for Pre-K through 6th-grade […]

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Legal, TEA, Training, Videos|Tags: , |
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Two New TCSA Training Webinars Coming Next Week!

Two New TCSA Training Webinars Coming Next Week!

TCSA has two new free webinars planned for next week that should be of interest to both charter CEOs and administrators as well as board members.

On Tuesday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. please plan to join Ryan Alexander for Introduction to Civic Builders. Civic Builders, a non-profit facilities developer, offers very favorable terms […]

September 4th, 2019|Categories: Training|Tags: , , |
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Fostering Great Governance and Effective Leadership Systems at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Fostering Great Governance and Effective Leadership Systems at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Two of the important conference breakout strands emphasize training in effective governance as well as developing school and network leadership systems. Here’s a sampling of breakout sessions in these two strands:

Why is Good Charter School Governance so Difficult? presented by Mike Mizzoni of BoardOnTrack – Monday, October 28 – 10:45 a.m.

Great boards are well-staffed […]

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Is Your Facility Holding You Back?

Is Your Facility Holding You Back?

Thinking about adding capacity or simply providing more space to your current students? Maybe you’ve been in those portables a bit longer than you anticipated? Perhaps it’s time to move out of the old strip mall and into something newer and more modern? Is your landlord giving you the raw deal?

If any of these […]

May 1st, 2019|Categories: Member Services, Opportunities, Training|Tags: , |
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Two New Trainings Free to TCSA Members Schools

Two New Trainings Free to TCSA Members Schools

At TCSA we are always looking for ways to add value to your membership and respond to training requests from members.  One topic that frequently arises is that of superintendent evaluation.  Most governance boards understand the importance of evaluating the school leader of their organization, but they aren’t sure where to start.   We’ve […]

April 17th, 2019|Categories: Member Services, Training|Tags: |
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Inaugural Charter School Facilities Summit

Inaugural Charter School Facilities Summit

The Texas Charter Schools Association, in conjunction with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Tennessee Charter School Center, is excited to announce the launch of the Charter School Facilities Summit. Taking place in Austin on June 4th, 2019, this convening shall provide objective information on the various aspects of growth and expansion, […]

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Upcoming Free Live Webinars for TCSA Members

Upcoming Free Live Webinars for TCSA Members

At TCSA we’re continuing our free Tuesday interactive live webinar series for CEOs, board members, and charter school officials. On Tuesday November 20 at noon we will present Basics for Founding Boards and New Board Members. This training will provide insight and guidance to charter governance board members in regards to duties […]

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TCSA has Training and Services to Meet Your Specific Needs!

TCSA has Training and Services to Meet Your Specific Needs!

TCSA has Training and Services to Meet Your Specific Needs!

  • Did you know – There are very specific professional development requirements outlined in 19 TAC §100.1102-1105 describing required training for board members, CEOs and charter officers, and campus administrators;
  • Did you know – New board members must receive 12 hours of prescribed Commissioner-hour training in […]
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SB 1566 EISO Training and Other TCSA Professional Development Opportunities

SB 1566 EISO Training and Other TCSA Professional Development Opportunities

Something New: EISO Training

Many member schools have inquired about the 3-hour SB 1566 Evaluating and Improving Student Outcomes (EISO) training that is required for ISD elected trustee boards by September 1, 2018.  This training is not required for charter boards; however, it is excellent training for any charter governance board as the training allows boards […]

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Sign Up for a TCSA Training Today!

Sign Up for a TCSA Training Today!

Spring is the time for all things new, and at TCSA we’re committed to ensuring that our member schools have access to professional development that is up to date and that our webinars, workshops, and on-demand content is exactly what you need in your role as a school leader.  Speaking of new (which is […]