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June 17, 2021

ESSER II Guidance From TPCSA

Dear Charter Colleagues,  Starting June 4, 2021, charter schools in Texas may apply to receive their ESSER II Funds. Allocation amounts are here and the application is here. As explained, charters must use these funds for allowable activities to respond to the pandemic and to address student learning loss as a result of COVID-19.  Importantly, […]

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May 10, 2021

Texas Public Charter Schools Announce Advocates of the Year

The Texas Public Charter Schools Association, which represents 180 charter districts and more than 700 campuses, today announced the organization’s Education Advocates of the Year. The awards honor parents, teachers, and school leaders who are leading the charge toward a stronger public education system for all Texas students.  TPCSA unveiled the winners as part of National […]

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March 19, 2021

The Surreal Opposition of Fort Worth ISD to a New Public Charter School For Psychiatric Hospital Patients

Why would an ISD - one that claims to care about the thousands of students in their district - speak out against a new charter school that would serve some of the most at-risk youth in Texas? We’re wondering the same thing. Hold on tight for this one. On Tuesday, March 9th, the Superintendent of […]

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November 17, 2020

Solution Provider Spotlight: ValuTeachers

TPCSA works hard to connect competitively-priced solution providers with the needs of our member schools. If you are a TPCSA Solution Provider or TPCSA member school with a positive story to share, let us know! Click to contact us and learn more about TPCSA membership opportunities. ValuTeachers specializes in complete charter school retirement plan solutions. Here's […]

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October 28, 2020

Texas Public Charter Schools Association Launches New Campaign to Spotlight the Successes OF Houston Charters

New Campaign to Encourage Policymakers to Think Big About Public Charter Schools in Houston HOUSTON – The Texas Public Charter School Association today announced a new advertising and media campaign in the Houston area. Across Houston, public charter schools are delivering exceptional academic results – and for children who need great schools most. With unique […]

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October 13, 2020

Solution Provider Spotlight: R-Zero

TPCSA works hard to connect competitively-priced solution providers with the needs of our member schools. If you are a TPCSA Solution Provider or TPCSA member school with a positive story to share, let us know! Click to contact us and learn more about TPCSA membership opportunities. R-Zero is a biosafety company dedicated to making safer everyday […]

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October 1, 2020

Texas Public Charter Schools Announce Their Teacher of the Year and Leader of the Year

Austin, TX — The Texas Public Charter Schools Association, which represents 180 charter districts and more than 700 campuses, yesterday announced the organization’s annual Teacher of the Year and Leader of the Year award winners at its annual statewide conference.  In 2020, these awards recognize two exceptionally innovative educators who overcame the pandemic’s many obstacles and delivered for children—both inside […]

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September 4, 2020

Charter School Mom Urges State Board to Approve Charter Schools

On September 11th, the State Board of Education is considering the applications of 8 charter schools. These schools have already been approved by the Texas Education Agency and are waiting for final approval by the Board. If approved, they would help alleviate charter school waiting lists and give more families and students the opportunity to attend a high-quality charter school. As this […]

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May 7, 2020

NEW REPORT: Students with Special Needs Excel in Public Charter Schools

AUSTIN – New research released today shows students with special needs attending Texas public charter schools have higher reading proficiency growth, are more likely to be included in general education classrooms, and have a greater likelihood of attending college than their ISD counterparts. The report, “Texas Public Charters Prepare Special Education Students to Achieve Ambitious […]

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April 17, 2020

From the Frying Pan Into the Fire: Texas Charter School Leaders Need to Prepare Now for Instability Over the Next Few Years

By Dr. Alan Seay The last four weeks have been historic. Someday, maybe two or three years from now, we will all look back on what schools did in the last month and marvel at the accomplishment. Across the nation, 55 million school children are now going to school in a fundamentally different way. When […]

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