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September 30, 2015

VIDEO: Have you registered for TCSACon?

There's less than a month left to register for the only statewide conference for Texas public charter school leaders and educators! The Texas Charter Schools Conference is early this year on October 28-30, so don't miss out on specialized workshops, dozens of educational sessions and networking opportunities with industry experts. You make the conference better […]

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September 30, 2015

St. Mary's Academy Founder Devoted to Students

TCSA is saddened to note the passing of Noreen Brown, a founder of St. Mary’s Academy Charter School in Beeville, Texas. Brown was a talented administrator and charter advocate and dedicated to her students and beloved by her community. She was a longtime and regular participant in the Texas Charter Schools Association, and we will […]

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September 28, 2015

Why you love your public charter schools

Update: Learn how to build grassroots advocates on your campus for your public charter school students at the 2015 Texas Charter Schools Conference on October 28-30. View workshops and session Earlier this year, we asked you to share why you love your charter school. It's critical to share your stories so the community, elected officials […]

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September 25, 2015

Charter Schools Press Challenge of SB 2 Automatic Revocation Provisions

By Denise Pierce, TCSA General Counsel An appellate court in Austin on Thursday, September 24, heard arguments from three open-enrollment charter schools on the constitutionality of Texas Education Code Section 12.115(c-1), an automatic revocation provision in Senate Bill 2 passed by the Legislature in 2013. Even though Senate Bill 2 did not become effective until […]

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September 22, 2015

TCSACon: How to Attract and Retain Great Teachers

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training Struggling to hire quality teachers in critical areas such as mathematics and science for your campus? Finding it difficult to locate certified bilingual and special education educators? You are not alone! The Texas Charter Schools Conference Principal Workshop will feature panelists from across Texas to discuss hiring […]

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September 16, 2015

Expanded Teacher Workshop at TCSACon

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training Calling all public charter school teachers! The first few months of school are exhilarating, but they can also be exhausting. For your students, take a day to focus on you at the Texas Charter Schools Conference on Friday, October 30, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill […]

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September 11, 2015

Guest Blog: Supporting scholars' emotional intelligence

By Mackee Mason, Austin Achieve High School Principal Last week, a scholar told me, “Mr. Mason, I am in the red, and I need to talk to you.” As the scholar described a typical high school conflict with another scholar, I recalled a year ago when the same scholar handled a similar situation with swear […]

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September 9, 2015

SBOE final vote on PSF multiplier

By Martha Fernandez, TCSA Director of Advocacy At the State Board of Education meeting on Friday, the board will vote for the second and final time on an amendment to boost the Permanent School Fund capacity multiplier from 3 to 3.25 percent. The amendment, offered by SBOE Member David Bradley, would increase the charter school […]

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September 9, 2015

New TCSA Director of Training on future tools

By Dr. Paula Moeller, TCSA Director of Training While the start of school is often challenging with many demands on your time, TCSA seeks to help you to train your staff whenever and wherever they need to receive training. Using technology to teach content to adult learners is a passion of mine, and one that […]

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September 3, 2015

Student Enrollment: Recruitment Begins Today

By Luz Gonzalez, SchoolMint, TCSA Solution Provider There’s no rest for student enrollment staff on public charter school campuses. But TCSA Solution Provider SchoolMint can take the guesswork out of strategizing for this next year’s student recruitment effort. Join SchoolMint student enrollment experts for a FREE, one-hour webinar on student recruitment and marketing at noon […]

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