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November 2018

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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 […]

The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference: That’s a wrap!

The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference: That’s a wrap!

October 31st, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference. The final registration count of 1,627 confirmed that this year’s conference was the best-attended yet! Thank you again to the conference committee led by Yvette East and Brent Wilson for their leadership and assistance in organizing the flow of the conference and for selecting […]

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School Safety Considerations

School Safety Considerations

October 17th, 2018

Safety is a top priority for all schools and at every level of education. In light of recent tragedies around the nation and in Texas, public schools, including open-enrollment charter schools, are facing critical decisions on how to best protect and safeguard children. Among those safety options, includes considering whether to permit firearms on […]

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The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference is Just Days Away

The 2018 Texas Charter Schools Conference is Just Days Away

October 17th, 2018

Remember that Standard Registration Rates are good through October 22 before the more expensive on-site rate kicks in, so register today! We have planned over 120 breakout and large group sessions as well as a number of social events to help you collaborate, learn, and grow as a charter school leader

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Reason #202 to Join TCSA: Dead Presidents

Reason #202 to Join TCSA: Dead Presidents

October 15th, 2018

That’s right. Money. Dollar Bills. Not just George Washingtons either. I am talking about Franklins, Benjamin Franklins. Lots of Them.

In all seriousness, joining The Texas Charter Schools Association can have some major financial benefits for your school or network. Whether looking to double your student population or simply do more for your current students, […]