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October 15, 2019

A Path to a Six-Figure Teacher Salary

Short Description:   House Bill 3 created the Teacher Incentive Allotment, which can provide Texas charter districts the ability to reward their highest-performing teachers with extra pay. This extra pay is on top of base salaries and can provide a path for high performing teachers to earn six-figure salaries.   Longer Description:   House Bill 3 created the […]

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October 15, 2019

November 1 Deadline for Extra Funding Available for Charters that Meet the Significant Expansion of Enrollment Criteria

Certain open-enrollment charter schools may be entitled to additional funding if they meet the criteria for a significant expansion of enrollment.  Schools must first be receiving money under Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) or Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B (IDEA-B) to be eligible for the additional funding.  The criteria for significant expansion is […]

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October 7, 2019

TCSA announces new fellows for the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute

The Texas Charter Schools Association is proud to announce 25 fellows have been accepted to the 2019-2020 Teacher Advocacy Leadership Institute (TALI). This highly selective fellowship is in its second year and has doubled the number of fellows to meet growing demand.     The purpose of the fellowship is to help educators gain a more thorough […]

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October 2, 2019

Important Sessions presented by TEA Staff at the 2019 TCSA Conference

Several significant changes to the rules surrounding growth and expansion as well as charter school application and waitlist requirements have come about as the result of legislation passed in the recent 86th legislative session.  TCSA has been working with TEA charter division staff to provide schools with the most up to date information to be […]

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October 2, 2019

District and Board Goal Setting: New Requirements Under HB3

HB3 now requires schools to create three plans to target early childhood literacy proficiency, early childhood math proficiency and college, career, and military readiness.  All plans are required to include an annual review of the plans by the board at a public meeting, posting of the plans on the school’s website, specific, quantifiable, annual goals […]

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October 1, 2019

Updates to Bilingual Education Allotments

        One of the key changes to the weighted funding formula for schools under HB 3 is the formula used to calculate the bilingual education allotment (BEA), which provides funding to districts and charters for the education of students participating in one of the State’s six English Learner/Limited English Proficiency (EL/LEP) program […]

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September 18, 2019

Houston Parents, Students, Educators, School Leaders and Board Members participate in Save Our Charter School Rally

On Wednesday, September 11th, charter school parents, students, and educators, primarily African-American and Hispanic/Latino, took a "shot across the bow" to the Democratic Presidential candidates who were participating in the Democratic Presidential Debate held on the campus of TSU in Houston. The rally, organized by African-American and Hispanic/Latino charter school leaders from across the country, […]

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September 18, 2019

TEA Announces Competitive Grant Funding for Teacher and Principal Training - Application is Now Live!

The Texas Education Agency recently announced the opening of two competitive grant opportunities for recruiting and preparing future teachers and principals. These two grants would allow certain open-enrollment charter schools to receive funding to make available specific teacher/ school leader support and pipeline programs. Recruiting, supporting, and retaining teachers and school leaders will allow for […]

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September 17, 2019

New Reading Practices from HB3

A change from House Bill 3 is the addition of a new section of code, Tex. Edu. Code 28.0062. This new code places new requirements on charter schools in the areas of Reading Academies and Certification of Practices to TEA. There is also a new testing requirement for teaching certificates for Pre-K through 6th-grade teachers. […]

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September 4, 2019

Two New TCSA Training Webinars Coming Next Week!

TCSA has two new free webinars planned for next week that should be of interest to both charter CEOs and administrators as well as board members. On Tuesday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m. please plan to join Ryan Alexander for Introduction to Civic Builders. Civic Builders, a non-profit facilities developer, offers very favorable terms to […]

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