September 2015

Teacher Relocates Across the Country for Dream Job

Teacher Laura Strait was awarded the Fishman Prize in 2014, a prestigious national honor that includes a $25,000 cash prize and an opportunity to participate in a 5-week summer residency program focused on exploring major educational issues with other award winners. This notable achievement, Strait said, was only possible for her because of the support she receives regularly from her colleagues and mentors at Aspire.

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School Profile: KIPP San Jose Collegiate

Read how KIPP San Jose Collegiate became a top performing charter school.

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Media Advisory: Charter Families to Rally in Richmond

Media contact: Jason Mandell 213-500-9142 jmandell@ccsa.org MEDIA ADVISORY Tonight: Charter School Parents, Students & Teachers to Rally at Richmond City Council 50 charter supporters will demand that leaders share “Richmond Promise” funding with all public school students September 29, 2015…

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September 2015 CEO Message

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Read the September 2015 CEO Message.

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Response to Comparison Between LAUSD Magnets and Charters

In response to the L.A. Times’ September 25th blog post, discussing academic performance at L.A. Unified magnet schools and independent charter schools: It’s great news that LAUSD is recognizing the academic success at non-traditional, innovative school models such as magnets….

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Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit Comes to Pasadena: October 29-30

Register today for the Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit Comes in Pasadena

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School Profile: Millard McCollam Elementary in East San Jose

Learn about McCollam Elementary School’s secret to its academic success.

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CCSA Responds to LA Times Story on Charter Growth Plan

The following is CCSA’s response to the September 21st L.A. Times story discussing a plan for charter school expansion in Los Angeles. Charter schools should be evaluated based on facts, not the misinformation spread by a few relentless critics. The…

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CCSA Statement on UTLA Protest at Broad Museum

In his latest public relations stunt that has little to do with improving schools, United Teachers Los Angeles president Alex Caputo-Pearl plans to stage a protest at the opening of the new Broad museum this Sunday, September 20. As usual,…

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Response to Argonaut Article "Interview: Schoolyard Scuffles" (with LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer)

CCSA responds to Argonaut article, “Interview: Schoolyard Scuffles” (with LAUSD Board of Education President Steve Zimmer).

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School Profile: Voices College-Bound Language Academy in San Jose

Learn how students at Voices College-Bound Language Academy in San Jose are beating the odds.

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Nueva escuelas chárter de L.A. están aceptando a estudiantes

Buenas noticias para las familias de Los Ángeles: varias escuelas chárter han abierto sus puertas recientemente y todavía están aceptando a estudiantes. Mire la siguiente lista parcial y por favor póngase en contacto con cualquiera de estas escuelas para aprender…

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New L.A. Charter Schools Accepting Students

Good news for families in Los Angeles: numerous charter schools have recently opened and are still accepting students. Check out the partial list below and please reach out to any of these schools to learn more about them and find…

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Charter Schools Performing Above State Average on New Common Core Aligned Tests

California’s charter public schools performed better than the state averages on Math and English Language Arts while serving a diverse population of students. These trends reaffirm independent research that shows charter schools are performing well and improving over time.

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CCSA Statement on Washington State Supreme Court Ruling on Charter Schools

Read CCSA Statement on Washington State Supreme Court ruling on charter schools.

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