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2018 CCSA Conference Programming is Now Available

CCSA is proud to offer programming tailored specifically to meet the needs of the California charter community at the 25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference! Check out over 160 breakout sessions have been developed by charter school experts to meet the unique needs of your school community and start planning your stay in San Diego.

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Geoffrey Canada to Serve as a Keynote Speaker at the 25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference

The 25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference will feature Geoffrey Canada, nationally known author, children’s advocate and founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, on Monday, March 26, 2018. Don’t miss this exciting keynote by registering before the Holiday Registration Special ends on December 8. Learn more.

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Momentum Continues for California Charter School Growth

CCSA announced that an estimated 630,000 students are enrolled in 1,275 charter public schools in California for the 2017-18 school year. This year 65 new school equivalents opened across the state, including 56 new startups and replications, and nine planned significant expansions of existing schools.

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Charter School Supporters Rally En Masse Outside Senate Education Committee Hearing

Dozens of parents and charter school supporters will speak at a rally in front of the Ronald Reagan Building, located at 300 South Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, on Monday, October 23 beginning at 10:00 a.m. as the California State Senate Education Committee holds hearings on key issues surrounding charter school authorization.

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CCSA Releases Academic Accountability Data for Every School in California

CCSA released two new accountability tools that provide a variety of school level data for every traditional district school and charter public school across the state to help school leaders, teachers, families, charter school authorizers and school communities make critical decisions.

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Help the Charter Community Affected by North Bay Area Wildfires

Several families and staff members within the charter community have lost their homes due to the devastating North Bay fires in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties. Some have even lost parts of their campus and school supplies. Please join us in helping them rebuild and get through this difficult time.

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CCSA Applauds Governor Brown for Protecting Students Rights

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) applauds Governor Jerry Brown for signing AB 1360 by Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), which ensures California’s charter public schools are accessible to all students, and that no student will be excluded because of enrollment and admissions policies. The bill also strengthens existing statute by enhancing due process rights for students facing dismissal.

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Central Valley CMO is Closing the Achievement Gap, Placing Hispanic Students on Path to College

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, CCSA is proud to recognize one of California’s very own Latino charter school leaders who is helping to make our country, state, and public education system stronger for all, regardless of citizenship status. Paul Escala, Executive Director of Grimmway Schools (Grimmway) in the Central Valley’s Kern County, is transforming the education of Kern County’s rural community students.

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Conference Early Bird Discount: Lock In Your Registration Today!

The Early Bird Deadline to register for the 25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference is Friday, Oct. 27.

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CCSA Statement - Governor Signs Legislation to Protect Students of Undocumented Immigrants

CCSA released the following statement after Governor Brown signed several bills to protect and benefit California’s most vulnerable students and their families.

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