November 2015

CCSA Responds to Ohio Value-Added Issue

In response to the article authored by Dr. Vladimir Kogan of Ohio State University, “Value Added vs. Similar Students’ Measures: Comparing Two Methods for Holding Ohio Schools Accountable,” the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has identified significant misrepresentations and analysis errors by Dr. Kogan. CCSA has reached out to Dr. Kogan, and although he indicated that his methods are different than those created by CCSA, he continues to erroneously associate them with CCSA.

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Charter School Families Score Big Win in Richmond

City Council Votes to Include ALL Students in “Promise” $35 Million Scholarship Program from Chevron Oil

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ACSE Now Accepting GOAL Award Applications

Nominate an outstanding program today for the GOAL Award!

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Public Call for Non-Renewal 2015 Press Kit

As California transitions to a new accountability system based on the Common Core standards, CCSA moves forward in the public call for non-renewal of two chronically underperforming charter public schools.

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The Charter School of San Diego Receives the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Charter School of San Diego, the flagship school in the Altus Network, was awarded the highly prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the the United States Commerce Department.

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Charter School Accountability Doesn't Take a 'Break'

While there is much discussion and debate about the new state accountability system, there is one thing that is certain - California’s charter school movement has thrived because of uniform, transparent and clear minimum performance standards.

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Fact Sheet: Public Call for Non-Renewal 2015

In November 2015, CCSA publicly called for the non-renewal of chronically underperforming charter public schools. Learn more about our accountability framework and how it informs our advocacy work.

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National School Choice Week 2016 - Sign Up Now!

National School Choice Week will be held January 24-30 and is almost here - sign up today for free resources!

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The Classical Academies Uses Personalized Learning to Help Students Soar

The Classical Academies operates as a hybrid of a homeschool and on-campus teaching model. Students receive a traditional classroom experience, with credential teachers and group projects; but at the same time, parents are able to participate as teachers as well.

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The Museum School Takes Learning from the Classroom to the Cultural Community

This San Diego charter school enriches the lives of 230 elementary school students by providing them with an academic environment that focuses on project-based learning that infuses arts and culture into the school curriculum.

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Statement: CCSA Urges LAUSD to Respect Families' Right to High Quality Schools and Educational Choice

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is urging the LAUSD board to reject any attempt to undermine high quality educational options for families.

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A New Teacher Returns to Her Alma Matter

Returning to her alma matter in Richmond is deeply meaningful for Alenjandre, who knows first hand the impact a teacher can have on his/her students.

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Over 580,000 Students Choose Charter Schools in 2015-16

Across the state, an estimated 581,100 students attend charter public schools for the 2015-16 school year. Additionally, 80 new charter schools opened their doors bringing the total number of charter schools in California to 1,230.

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New National Alliance Paper Explores Funding for Special Education in Charter Public Schools

New publication serves as a tool for charter school leaders, advocates, and policy makers to better understand the funding mechanisms for special education services for students in charter public schools.

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