As the growth of charter schools continues to explode around the country, a transformation in public education is taking place including right here in our home state of Texas. With 215 open-enrollment charters now available and an unlimited number of campus charters available to universities and independent school districts, Texas has seen the number of charter school campuses grow to 558 while serving over 165,000 students. Many of these students are now studying and learning in traditional modular classrooms provided by Ramtech. The growth of the charter school market will be on full display November 7, 2011 at the upcoming 15th annual Texas Charter School Conference in Galveston, Texas. As a new state law takes effect making it easier for charter schools to develop permanent school projects, education specialists Sabrina Queen and Mike Smith will represent Ramtech by displaying both Ramtech’s traditional and permanent modular buildings in a 20 foot booth located in spaces 611 and 710.
The theme of this year’s conference is “THRIVE: Learn, Perform, Shine.” The TCSA plans to provide a broad spectrum of speakers and breakout sessions that will focus on the challenges and impact from the cuts to state funding over the next two years. In addition to Ramtech, the Texas Association of School Boards BuyBoard program will also be in attendance in the exhibit hall as well as over 100 other exhibitors representing a wide variety of educational products and services.