March 2016

Call for Chapters: Charter School Efficacy, Administration, and Leadership Handbook - Deadline Extended!

Mark P. Ryan, Ph.D. attempts to synthesize relevant research on the impact of charter schools on the families and communities they serve in his soon-to-be-published Handbook. This Handbook will synthesize relevant research on the impact of charter schools on the American educational system. Charter school researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal on or before March 30, 2016.

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Education is the Great Equalizer: Rocketship Fuerza

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At Rocketship Education’s Fuerza Community Prep, “ganas” is a core value along with responsibility, respect, empathy, and persistence. For a school located on the Eastside of San Jose that serves a population of students much like the East L.A. students depicted in Stand and Deliver, ganas is an apt value.

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Mark Your Calendars: National Charter Schools Week May 1-7, 2016!

Help us celebrate National Charter Schools Week! Join us at Advocacy Day and take advantage of our toolkit with helpful materials and a host of ideas to help you get involved in the festivities.

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Academy of Arts & Sciences Leverages Cutting Edge Technology to Perfect the Learning Environment

Servicing more than 1,900 scholars from Sonoma to San Diego, Academy of Arts & Sciences is an innovative, online public charter that welcomes scholars seeking credit recovery, schedule flexibility, or those that need a fresh start.

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23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference Highlights

The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, held March 14-17, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, CA, was host to more than 4,000 charter leaders, supporters and advocates.

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10 Outstanding Charter High School Seniors Awarded Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarships

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) awarded $2,000 scholarships to ten inspiring high school seniors from CCSA member charter schools. Recipients of the Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship Award represent different regions of the state.

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9 Hart Vision Awards Announced at the 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference

Nine inspiring and exceptional leaders and advocates in the California charter school movement received a prestigious Hart Vision Award at the 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference, hosted by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), and held March 14-17, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

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Over 4,000 Charter School Leaders, Teachers, Supporters and Advocates Celebrate "March to One Million" at 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference

More than 4,000 charter public school leaders, teachers, supporters, and advocates will gather to inspire academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California at the annual four-day event, held March 14-17, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center and hosted by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA).

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23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference: "March to One Million" Kicks-off March 14, 2016 in Long Beach

More than 4,000 charter public school leaders, teachers, supporters and advocates will gather to inspire academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California at the annual four-day event hosted by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) March 14-17, 2016.

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Senator Ben Hueso Visits America's Finest Charter School in San Digeo

Senator Ben Hueso visits America’s Finest Charter School in San Digeo.

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CCSA Files Lawsuit Against Oakland Unified School District Seeking Compliance with Proposition 39

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) filed suit today against the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) to obtain a court order requiring OUSD to comply with Proposition 39, a California law passed in 2000 that requires school districts to share facilities equitably with all public school students, including charter public school students.

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Fact Sheet: Charters & Traditional Schools in Oakland

Charter public schools are accelerating the performance of students in Oakland

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Conference Exhibitors Workshop: Learn How to Market to Charter Schools

This session will help orientate CCSA vendor members and exhibitors to our 23rd annual California Charter School Conference, when many charter schools will soon begin their budgeting for the next school year.

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Update: Court Ordered Release of Student Information - Morgan Hill Case

Federal Judge Judge Kimberly Mueller has ruled that the student information found on CASEMIS, CALPADS, SEEDS, and other CDE databases and networks going back to 2008, she previously ordered released will now stay with the California Department of Education (CDE) and that the CDE will need to assist attorneys seeking evidence regarding the lawsuit.

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CCSA Settles Lawsuit Against West Contra Costa Unified School District Seeking Parcel Tax Funding Equity for Charter Public School Students

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) announced a settlement with the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) in a lawsuit that was filed on May 6, 2014 in the Contra Costa County Superior Court. In the lawsuit, CCSA alleged that WCCUSD failed to provide students attending charter public schools in the district with voter-approved funding under Measure G.

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Academy of Arts & Sciences News!

Academy of Arts & Sciences announces next CEO, Initial Accreditation Status and Biology teacher Adam Ramirez receiving the 2015 Teaching Fellowship from the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

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Pahara Institute Names Daniel Assisi One of The New Class of Leaders for NextGen Network

The Pahara Institute names CCSA’s Daniel Assisi as one of the new class of leaders for NextGen Network.

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