December 2013

LA Times Op-ed: "When charter schools fail, close them"

On December 23, 2013, the LA Times published this op-ed by Jed Wallace, president and chief executive of the California Charter Schools Association.

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Fact Sheet: Public Call for Closure 2013

In December 2013, CCSA publicly called for the closure of 6 charter schools as a result of academic underperformance. Learn more about our accountability framework and how it informs our advocacy work.

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CCSA Calls for the Closure of 6 Charter Schools as a Result of Academic Underperformance

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The schools represent four schools that are up for renewal by their authorizer this year and two schools that were renewed despite chronic low performance and have failed to improve.

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Independent Study Roundtable: Meeting Students Where They Are

Two San Diego charter schools host roundtable discussion on the importance of Independent Study for legislators.

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CCSA Launches Inaugural Teacher Advocacy Fellowship

Learn more about becoming a leader in your community and advocating for your students

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San Diego Teacher Andrew Shields Named Inspirational Teacher of the Month

Math teacher Andrew Shields named the “Inspirational Teacher of the Month” by NBC 7 (San Diego).

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Teach Plus Writes Book on Leadership Approaches by Teachers

Learning from the Experts: Teacher Leaders on Solving America’s Education Challenges is the first book written by teachers affiliated with Teach Plus, a non-profit organization devoted to improving urban students’ access to effective teachers, and it addresses teacher-led solutions to educational challenges.

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NAPCS Releases New Report - A Growing Movement: America's Largest Charter School Communities

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its eighth edition of A Growing Movement: America’s Largest Charter School Communities, identifying which school districts had the largest percentage of students in charter schools, the largest total number of students attending…

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December 2013 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

Highlighting inspiring efforts that parents, teachers, school leaders and board members are making across the state and how CCSA is supporting that work through increased parent organizing work, our new Teacher Advocacy Fellowship and work to engage charter board members

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Condolences to the Family of LAUSD Board Member Marguerite LaMotte

Today, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reported that veteran board member, Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte has passed away.

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Response to East Bay Express "Oakland Needs a Moratorium on Charter Schools"

On November 27, 2013, the East Bay Express published an opinion piece, “Oakland Needs a Moratorium on Charter Schools.” CCSA wrote the following response.

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