Share the News Toolkit: Renewing the Promise: Oakland College Report

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On February 26, 2014, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released a new report on Oakland middle and high schools which shows that Oakland charter schools are renewing the promise of a high-quality public education and changing what is possible for students of all demographic backgrounds to achieve in their lives.

Help us spread the word about this report and its findings to parents, educators and the community. We've pulled together this simple toolkit to make it easy.

The one-stop shop for the press release and the report is www.ccsa.org/oaklandcollegereport.

Fact Sheet: Oakland Charter Schools and College Readiness (Includes spotlights with data on African-American and Latino, and English Learner student performance)

Social Media:

Example Tweets:

  • #Oakland #CharterSchools graduate 2x as many college-ready grads than traditional district schools www.ccsa.org/oaklandcollegereport @CALcharters
  • #Oakland #CharterSchools grad rate = 68% vs. only 53% for district schools! www.ccsa.org/oaklandcollegereport @CALcharters
  • New report shows dropout rate at #Oakland #CharterSchools is 1/2 that of traditional district schools! www.ccsa.org/oaklandcollegereport @CALcharters

For Your Newsletter (English Version):

New Report: Renewing the Promise: How Charter Middle and High Schools Are Putting Oakland Students on the Path to College

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has released a new report on Oakland public middle and high schools which shows that Oakland charter schools are renewing the promise of a high-quality public education and changing what is possible for students of all demographic backgrounds to achieve in their lives.

Key findings:

  • In Oakland, the average percentage of high school graduates who completed all college preparatory coursework at charter public schools is 2 times as high as it is for traditional district schools. This holds true for all students and for historically disadvantaged student groups.
  • The average high school graduation rate at traditional district high schools has not budged from just about 50% for the last three years. The average graduation rate at charter schools has increased over time and is now at 68%. Further, the dropout rate at charter schools is half that of the traditional schools.
  • Charter high schools achieve the same results for socioeconomically disadvantaged students as for other students. They continue to deliver a higher percentage of college-ready graduates than their traditional school counterparts, regardless of family income.
  • Academic achievement at charter middle and high schools is higher than traditional district schools in several areas key to putting students on the path to college.

Learn more and read the full report.

Para su boletín (versión en español):

Nuevo reporte: Renovando la promesa: cómo las escuelas secundarias y preparatorias están poniendo a los estudiantes de Oakland en el camino al colegio universitario.

La organización California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) ha dado a conocer un nuevo reporte sobre las escuelas públicas secundarias y preparatorias de Oakland que muestra que las escuelas chárter de Oakland están renovando la promesa de ofrecer una educación pública de alta calidad y demostrando que es posible para los estudiantes de todos los grupos demográficos tener éxito en sus vidas.

Descubrimientos clave:

  • En Oakland, el porcentaje promedio de graduados de preparatoria que completaron todos los cursos de preparación para el colegio universitario en las escuelas públicas chárter es dos veces más alto que el de los distritos escolares tradicionales. Esto se aplica a todos los estudiantes incluyendo a los grupos con desventajas históricas.
  • El promedio de la tasa de graduación de preparatoria en los distritos escolares tradicionales no ha cambiado del 50% en los últimos tres años. El promedio de graduación de las escuelas chárter se ha incrementado con el tiempo y es ahora del 68%. La tasa de abandono escolar en las escuelas chárter es la mitad de las de las escuelas tradicionales.
  • Las escuelas preparatorias chárter obtienen los mismos resultados para los estudiantes con desventajas históricas que para otros estudiantes. Tienen un porcentaje más alto de graduados listos para el colegio universitario que los distritos escolares tradicionales, al margen del ingreso familiar.
  • El desempeño académico en las secundarias y preparatorias chárter es más alto que en las escuelas de distritos escolares tradicionales en varias áreas que son clave para poner a los estudiantes en el camino a la universidad.

Aprendan más y lean el reporte completo.

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