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January 2019

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How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

How TCSA Protected $17 million in Facilities Funding for 72 Texas Charter School Districts

January 9th, 2019

Did you know that nearly half of all charter districts in Texas were in danger of losing out on $200 per student this year? We did, and we fought for our schools.

In December, TCSA was successful in helping protect facilities funding for 72 Texas charter districts. Last year, TEA decided not to issue letter grades […]

December 2018

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The 2019–2021 Public Charter School Program (PCSP) Start-Up Grant

The 2019–2021 Public Charter School Program (PCSP) Start-Up Grant

December 12th, 2018

The 2019–2021 Public Charter School Program (PCSP) Start-Up Grant for charter schools authorized under Subchapters D and E was posted on the TEA Grants Opportunities website on November 30, 2018.  The purpose of the 2019–2021 PCSP Start-Up Grant is to provide financial assistance for the planning, program design, and initial implementation of state-authorized charter […]

November 2018

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Staples Keeps your School Healthy this Flu Season

Staples Keeps your School Healthy this Flu Season

November 28th, 2018

The Protexus (PX200ES) Cordless Electrostatic Sprayer along with EarthSafe’s PURTABS Disinfecting and Sanitizing Tablets enable touchless disinfection and sanitizing programs that allow each worker to cover up to 80% more surface area per minute than traditional programs using wipes, buckets, spray bottles, mops or rags. The 360° wrap around capability of an electrostatically sprayed […]

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Fully Funded with Stipends through TEA: Online Blended Learning Series for Teachers

Fully Funded with Stipends through TEA: Online Blended Learning Series for Teachers

November 28th, 2018

Want to learn more about Blended Learning strategies? NOW is the time. Funding is available for the costs of blended learning training. This TEA initiative to fund professional development (PD) for teachers who are committed to learning and implementing blended learning strategies in their classrooms is available through July 2019. In addition, campus coaches, teacher aides and other […]

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Opinion Regarding City of Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance

Opinion Regarding City of Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance

November 28th, 2018

Texas Court of Appeals for the Third District Delivers Opinion Regarding City of Austin’s Sick Leave Ordinance

The City of Austin enacted an ordinance in February of 2018 that would require private employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees. The ordinance included civil and criminal penalties for employers who violated it. A number […]

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Help Provide Support to Children during a Parent’s Serious Illness

Help Provide Support to Children during a Parent’s Serious Illness

November 14th, 2018

Each of us can probably remember a funny, quirky, even magical thing we believed in or feared as children. Children are very imaginative thinkers, and they will almost NEVER talk about these inner thoughts. For the most part, we grow out of these thoughts and become happy, healthy adults.

However, children who experience overwhelming fears […]

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Upcoming Free Live Webinars for TCSA Members

Upcoming Free Live Webinars for TCSA Members

November 14th, 2018

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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Why I Fight

Why I Fight

November 14th, 2018

When Joey was just two years old, he was diagnosed with autism. His mother was uncertain about Joey’s future. She wondered how he would overcome the challenges he was sure to face and whether they would be able to find a school that worked for him. She researched private and public school options and […]

October 2018

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2018 TCSA Leadership Election Results

2018 TCSA Leadership Election Results

October 31st, 2018

With the our annual Texas Charter Schools Conference, TCSA Membership Drive, and our 2018 Leadership Election wrapping up, it has been a busy few months at TCSA! We appreciate everyone’s time and participation in the elections. We would also like to thank the all of candidates for their involvement. Congratulations to the seven new […]

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The Inaugural Teacher Advocate Leaders for 2018-2019 Announced

The Inaugural Teacher Advocate Leaders for 2018-2019 Announced

October 31st, 2018

TALs

Twelve teachers (six men and six women) have been selected from over 50 applicants for the 2018-2019 class of the Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI).  TALI gives teachers the opportunity to connect with policy and advocacy experts, strengthen their leadership skills, and learn how […]