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April 2019

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TCSA Update on the 86th Legislative Session

TCSA Update on the 86th Legislative Session

April 17th, 2019

With only a little over a month left in the 86th Texas Legislative session, the Texas Charter Schools Association has been spending many days at the Capitol and many hours engaging with our charter school advocates. Last week was charter day in the House Public Education Committee. The committee heard over 20 bills directly related […]

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Two New Trainings Free to TCSA Members Schools

Two New Trainings Free to TCSA Members Schools

April 17th, 2019

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 […]

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Inaugural Charter School Facilities Summit

Inaugural Charter School Facilities Summit

April 17th, 2019

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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TCSA Letter to Texas Elected Officials Outlines Priorities for School Finance Reform Bills

TCSA Letter to Texas Elected Officials Outlines Priorities for School Finance Reform Bills

April 2nd, 2019

The Texas Charter Schools Association has submitted a letter to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and members of the Texas House and Senate that outlines four key priorities for school finance reform as they work toward the final version of House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 4. TCSA firmly believes that all Texas children, regardless of […]

March 2019

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Helpful Reminders Regarding Applications and Enrollment

Helpful Reminders Regarding Applications and Enrollment

March 20th, 2019

Many schools are in the midst of their open enrollment process for the 2019-2020 school year.  As a reminder, application and enrollment are two separate and distinct processes.

Application Period

During the application period (open enrollment period) the school may only ask for basic information on the application completed by the parent that includes the student’s […]

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New Court Ruling on the Open Meetings Act

New Court Ruling on the Open Meetings Act

March 20th, 2019

On February 27, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (the highest court in Texas for criminal matters), issued a ruling invalidating Section 551.143 of the Texas Open Meetings Act.  That section had created a misdemeanor offence if members of the governing body “knowingly conspired to circumvent this chapter by meeting in numbers less […]

February 2019

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2019 Texas Charter School Lobby Day

2019 Texas Charter School Lobby Day

February 6th, 2019

The Texas Charter Schools Association requested your help to increase charter school funding and protect charters from more red tape and anti-charter regulations. 

On Tuesday, 2/5, charter school CEOs, superintendents, campus leaders, charter board members and teachers were joined by the TCSA Board of Directors and leadership team in Austin for an orientation and reception, […]

January 2019

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A Charter School Moratorium Would Hurt Thousands of Texas Students

A Charter School Moratorium Would Hurt Thousands of Texas Students

January 24th, 2019

Teachers union advances agenda to keep waiting students from attending a charter school

Texas Charter Schools Association CEO Starlee Coleman issued the following response to the Texas Federation of Teachers’ misguided and factually inaccurate call for a charter school moratorium:

“We strongly oppose a ban on new public charter schools. At last count, there were more […]

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The 86th Legislative Session is Underway!

The 86th Legislative Session is Underway!

January 23rd, 2019

Two weeks ago, the 86th Texas Legislature convened, so we are officially in session! On day one, The Texas House unanimously elected Representative Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton) as Speaker of the House. In his acceptance speech, the Speaker highlighted school finance reform, which the Governor and Lt. Governor have also emphasized, as a top priority […]

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The 2019 TX School Choice Week Rally

The 2019 TX School Choice Week Rally

January 23rd, 2019

Hundreds of Texans attended the school choice rally on the front steps of the Texas State Capitol on Wednesday, January 23. The event was a chance for parents, educators and students to voice their support for educational opportunity in the state. The rally coincided with National School Choice Week. Some of the notables attending the event include Texas State Senators […]