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November 19, 2015

Preparing for the Journey

Last week, TCSA spent three days with the newly awarded Generation 20 teams from A+UP, Kauffman Leadership Academy, Pioneer Technology and Arts Academy, The Lone Star Language Academy, and Trivium Academy. Eager for information and full of joy for our unified mission of serving students well, they digested large quantities of information each day in […]

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November 17, 2015

Partner with TCSA – Join or renew your membership today!

Every day TCSA works to increase our membership’s reach at all levels of government: federal, state, and local. Did you think we got to take a break at the end of a Legislative Session? Oh no! At the end of each Legislative Session is when we take a moment to assess our work and then […]

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November 11, 2015

Why Join TCSA?: John Duman with Harmony explains

Harmony Public Schools has a very close relationship with TCSA. We have institutional and personal relations with TCSA staff at every level. They help us with compliance, networking, advocacy and outreach efforts. In fact, we work with TCSA in several ways, including: Professional Development for our teachers and campus leaders Board required trainings for our […]

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November 5, 2015

The Importance of Leadership at TCSA

Congratulations to our newly elected TCSA leadership team! Board Members Yasmin Bhatia, Uplift Education Benjamin Recy Dunn, YES Prep Mike Feinberg, KIPP, Inc. Alfredo Segura, New Frontiers Charter Member Council Vice-Chair Chuck Cook, Responsive Education Solutions Elected Advocacy Committee Samuel Goessling, IDEA Amanda Thomas List, Responsive Education Korey Mack, Uplift John Armbrust, Austin Achieve Alexis […]

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October 29, 2015

TCSACon Educates and Inspires

By Samantha Womack, TCSA Communications Specialist About 1,500 charter leaders and innovators participated in the 2015 Texas Charter Schools Conference this week in San Antonio. Hundreds were inspired and energized by opening keynote David Robinson, education advocate and Spurs center, during the opening session on Wednesday. “Charters are where my heart is,” Robinson said. “Leaders, […]

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October 15, 2015

New TCSA Director of Data on Storytelling Through Numbers

By Dr. Maria Lourdes "Marylu" De Hoyos, TCSA Director of Data Services Public charter schools offer a place to practice true school reform and transformation. We can transform schools into a place for children to experience exponential growth of their mind and spirit. I am an immigrant who came to the U.S. in search of […]

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October 15, 2015

Are your Students Engaged?

By Samantha Womack, TCSA Communications Specialist A recent Gallup poll illustrates students who have at least one teacher who excites them about the future are 30 times more likely to be engaged. Furthermore, if the principal is engaged, there’s a trickle-down effect on teachers, students and families. Unfortunately, the polling indicates only 31 percent of […]

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October 15, 2015

Teacher Engages School for Breast Cancer Awareness

By Barbara Mallory Caraway, Special Projects Director, Nova Academy, Dallas Inspired by a cause close to her heart, one Dallas middle school teacher galvanized her school to action. When her aunt died of breast cancer in 2014, Nova Academy English teacher Sade Burkman was devastated. Her aunt, Elizabeth Oyetunde, 50, of El Paso, lived with […]

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October 8, 2015

TCSACon: Dallas charter teacher believes in school's vision

By Dorothy Gentry, 4th Grade Teacher, A.W. Brown Leadership Fellowship Academy Note: A.W. Brown charter leaders will be presenting at the 2015 Texas Charter Schools Conference during the Principals Workshop on Wednesday, October 28, to discuss hiring and retaining high-quality teachers. Angela Brown is a true example of a success story in teaching. The long-time […]

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October 2, 2015

TCSACon: Meet Board Member Training Requirements

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training Got school board members? Of course! But have they met their training requirements? Returning board members need six hours and new board members need 12 instructional hours of training this year! TCSA has you covered with a six-hour Board Workshop on the Friday of the Texas Charter […]

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