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September 15, 2017

New Partnership Announced between the Association of American Educators and the Texas Charter Schools Association

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE) and the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) are proud to announce a new partnership to support Texas's talented charter school educators, leaders, and staff. AAE, the premier national professional association for educators, will offer teachers and other employees of TCSA member schools full AAE membership at a low monthly rate in an effort to advance best practices and advocacy opportunities for public charter school teachers in Texas.

"We are pleased to partner with TCSA to provide professional membership and benefits to this group of dedicated charter school educators," said AAE President and Chairman Gary Beckner. "This partnership is a critical step in giving both organizations the tools to better support charter school educators in Texas."

Through this partnership, school administrators, teachers and support staff at TCSA member schools are invited to join AAE for $16.50 per month. AAE members receive excellent professional benefits and services, including a $2 million liability insurance policy. They will also know with certainty that they are members of an organization that supports and celebrates the charter school movement both statewide and nationally.

"As an advocate for educators in all environments, we firmly believe that no teacher should be without individual professional liability insurance. AAE provides this and much more at a low monthly rate” said Beckner.

AAE's partnership with TCSA is just the latest in a series of formal partnerships with charter school associations including Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, and New Jersey. Alongside unmatched professional benefits, AAE's services and vision for educators continues to resonate with the charter community nationwide.

TCSA Executive Director David Dunn praised the partnership, stating, "Our alignment with AAE allows us to expand our level of support for our charter teachers across the state. We are thrilled to expand our network of resources for Texas's charter schools with this new program offering professional benefits to our individual educators by an organization that truly supports quality charter schools."

About the Association of American Educators (AAE)
The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educator organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to educator empowerment and advocacy—promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE is committed to a teaching profession that is student-oriented, well respected, and personally fulfilling. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional resources and many other benefits. Visit for more information.

About the Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA)
Representing almost 90 percent of public charter school students across the state, Texas Charter Schools Association (TCSA) provides its members with charter-specific training opportunities, legal services and updates to state and federal laws and rules, and discounts on services so more school funding can be directed to the classroom. TCSA also advocates at the Texas Capitol and U.S. Congress year-round on behalf of public charter schools. Visit for more information. Visit for further information.