February 2016

From Physical Education to Music: El Rancho Charter School is Thinking Outside of the Curriculum Box

Every day, more than 1,100 7th and 8th grace students walk among the hallways of El Rancho Charter School. Born from a desire by the teachers to offer more to their students, this Anaheim Hills middle school has done that…

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Camino Nuevo Charter Academy is Recognized with The Prestigious GOAL Award

The Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) announced on February 24th that the 2016 Gazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) award honoree is Camino Nuevo Charter Academy’s Kayne Siart school, a K-8 charter school located in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.

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Gompers Prep Students Lead Peaceful Protest to Honor Black History Month on Feb. 29

Students at Gompers Preparatory Academy will hold a peaceful protest and participate in a Living Museum as the senior class recreates the 1963 March on Washington for jobs and freedom.

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Update on CCSA's Draft Academic Accountability Framework

The following is a message from Malka Borrego, Chair, CCSA Member Council and Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Equitas Academy Charter School to California charter school leaders.

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Conference Exhibitors Workshop! Learn How to Market to Charter Schools

Learn how to effectively market to charter schools by registering today for free workshops.

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Santiago Charter Middle School Forges a Pathway of Unparalleled Success

Whether it’s being the first school in the area to require students to wear uniforms or transitioning from a semester to a trimester system, Santiago Charter Middle School is known for its groundbreaking achievements.

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New Toolkit Focused on How to Talk to Parents About Elementary School Absences

Positive parent messaging toolkit focused on how to talk to parents about elementary school absences.

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Court Ordered Release of Student Information

Federal judge orders CDE to release student information to plaintiffs in lawsuit.

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Free! Santa Ana Charter School Fair on February 20, 2016

Vista Heritage Charter Middle School is hosting a free charter school fair for parents and students on February 20 in Santa Ana and throughout Orange County.

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Dual Language and Community Support Drive EJE Academies to Success

As dual language charter schools, EJE Academies prepare students from diverse population to excel in higher education and to be leaders in creating a just global society.

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Seven San Diego Charter Schools Pledge Independent Study Excellence

Seven San Diego charter schools pledge independent study excellence.

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East Bay Innovation Academy Makes a Difference in Oakland

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East Bay Innovation Academy (EBIA), a charter public school located in Oakland, California, opened in the fall of 2014 with a mission “to prepare a diverse group of students to be successful in college and to be thoughtful, engaged citizens who are leaders and innovators.” EBIA promotes a culture that encourages students to be of service to their communities through interdependent activities.

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Response to San Diego Union Tribune article, "Charter school expansion, financing raises questions"

CCSA provided the following statement in response to the article, “Charter school expansion, financing raises questions” posted on January 31, 3016 in the San Diego Union Tribune.

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