December 2015

CCSA Statement on UC Berkeley Report "Differing Effects From Diverse Charter Schools"

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, led by Dr. Bruce Fuller, released a report examining student demographics and achievement at Los Angeles charter schools. CCSA believes the report’s methodologies are deeply flawed. As a result, the report creates a portrait of LA charter schools that is simply inaccurate and counter-productive.

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Response to Voice of OC Op-Ed: "AUHSD Board: Time for a Moratorium on Charter Schools"

Response to Voice of OC Op-Ed: “AUHSD Board: Time for a Moratorium on Charter Schools”

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CCSA Responds to OUSD Publication Errors & Omissions

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) recently published its annual Enrollment Options Guide which was intended to be a resource for local families. However, the publication contained numerous errors and excluded the fact that charter public schools support students with special needs as well as those who are English Learners. Both the guide and the Oakland Post story that followed only served to mislead families seeking quality education options for their children. While OUSD has acknowledged their error, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) believes it is essential to clarify to the community that charter schools support all Oakland students, of all abilities.

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UPDATED: LA Charter Schools Encouraged to Close on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and CCSA have encouraged all charter schools located in Los Angeles to close on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 out of an abundance of caution due to reported threats to LAUSD Schools.

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December 2015 CEO Message

Read this month’s message from Jed Wallace, President and CEO, CCSA.

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Stephen W. Hawking Uses STEAM to Engage Students in Learning

Stephen W. Hawking Charter School is the only South Bay elementary school where STEAM permeates nearly every facet of the classroom. The school focuses on an interdisciplinary and project-based, hands-on approach to learning that rigorously connects student learning with the real world challenges.

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Hands-on learning in edible schoolyard, kitchen is a recipe for success

Even though Grimmway Academy is located in the small rural community of Arvin in California’s Central Valley, there’s nothing small about the learning opportunities that this school’s edible schoolyard provides. In fact, Grimmway Academy has achieved exceptional academic performance and consistently outperforms other Arvin elementary schools.

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Charter School Families to Demand Great Schools in Every Zip Code

Tomorrow, December 8th, charter school families will hold a press conference outside Los Angeles Unified headquarters to demand more parent choice and better public schools across the city.

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New Study Focuses on School Integration & Diversity in Charters

Researchers from Teachers College, Columbia University have launched a study focused on charter schools and student diversity.

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CCSA Advocates Responds to LA Times Article on Campaign Finances

CCSA Advocates says it is proud of its transparency and compliance practices, in a statement responding to a misleading article in the L.A. Times.

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Announcing CCSA's Official Shop on Cafe Press!

CCSA new shop on Cafe Press offers charter school themed merchandise to purchase.

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