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April 2019

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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 […]

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New TCSA Member Council Format!

New TCSA Member Council Format!

January 23rd, 2019

TCSA received helpful feedback from member schools earlier this year in regards to scheduling Member Council meetings. Many of our member schools indicated that traveling to Austin for a meeting was often challenging for school leaders with their busy schedules and the difficulty of being away from their organization for a day or two.

Based […]

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Sign up Now for a TCSA Regional Event Near You!

Sign up Now for a TCSA Regional Event Near You!

January 23rd, 2019

We are excited about our new event format for our Regional Meetings! Join us for one of four TCSA Regional Meetings and Charter Supporter Receptions scheduled for this Spring in San Antonio (January 28-29), Houston (February 25-26), Austin (March 5-6), and Dallas (March 25-26). All of […]

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Two January Webinars Free to TCSA Member Schools!

Two January Webinars Free to TCSA Member Schools!

January 9th, 2019

It’s back to school after the holidays, and it’s time to get back to training! Join TCSA this January for two webinars that we are providing free to TCSA member schools. On Thursday, January 24 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. join us for Creating and Submitting a Successful Expansion Amendment – 2019 Edition. Follow […]