June 2016

CCSA Responds to Misguided Lawsuit Against Non-Classroom-Based Charters

CCSA states that San Diego Unified, the Grossmont Union High School District and their lawyers simply do not understand the law, which allows non-classroom-based charters to choose their locations.

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June 2016 CEO Message

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

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Overview: Los Angeles Charter Public Schools

Growth and Performance of Charters in Los Angeles Charter Public Schools. Updated June 2016.

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Overview: San Jose Charter Public Schools

Growth and Performance of Charters in San Jose Charter Public Schools. Updated June 2016.

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Overview: West Contra Costa Charter Public Schools

Growth and Performance of Charters in West Contra Costa Charter Public Schools. Updated June 2016.

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Overview: Fresno Charter Public Schools

Growth and Performance of Charters in Fresno Charter Public Schools. Updated June 2016.

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CCSA Responds to East Bay Times Story on Alameda County Grand Jury Report

CCSA disagrees with many of the assertions laid out in a report from the Alameda County Grand Jury and reported on by the East Bay Times. Read our response.

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Crystalynn Buda Named 2017 Sacramento Charter School Teacher of the Year

Crystalynn Buda was named 2017 Sacramento Charter School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Buda teaches 10th-12th graders World History and Psychology at Futures High School, a charter high school in Sacramento, California. Futures High School is part of Gateway Community Charters, a network of charter schools based in north Sacramento.

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CCSA Responds to Superintendent Torlakson's Audit of California Virtual Academies

CCSA provided the following statement in response to the request Superintendent Torlakson made of the State Controller’s Office to conduct an audit of California Virtual Academies (CAVA) due to questions raised about a number of CAVA’s practices.

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O'Farrell Charter School's First Senior Graduating Class Sets the Bar High

O’Farrell Charter School’s celebrates first senior graduating class of 86 students.

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One of the Top Students in the World: El Sol Alumni Aces AP Exam!

Noeli Zarate isn’t just at the top of her class; she’s on top of the world, having earned a perfect score on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam last year.

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Santiago Charter Middle School Students Go Digital to Showcase Their Learning

Student-led conferences may be a growing end-of-year norm for students, but eighth graders at Santiago Charter Middle School stepped it up a notch and added a technology component.

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Register Today! Better Together California Teachers Summit: July 29, 2016

Announcing the 2nd Annual Better Together California Teachers Summit!

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St. HOPE Charter Student Fulfills High Expectations for Success After High School

Like many charter school students in California, AnZhane Burrell was well-prepared for success in her post-secondary education. Burrell graduated last month from Hampton University in Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and she credits St. HOPE Public Schools in Sacramento for her success.

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Sacramento Charter School Grad off to Prestigious College, Ready to Make a Difference

Delainy Salazar will graduate with honors from George Washington Carver School of Arts and Science in Sacramento, a Waldorf-inspired charter school. Delainy will be the first in her large family to attend a four-year university when she heads to Oregon’s Willamette University in the fall to study public policy.

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Leadership Public Schools Makes College Possible for Those Who Thought It Impossible

When 97 percent of the graduating high school class is accepted to college and its alumni include two Gates Millennium Scholars, clearly Leadership Public Schools is on to something!

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June 2016 Update on CCSA's Academic Accountability Work

A Message from Malka Borrego, Chair, CCSA Member Council and Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Equitas Academy Charter School. June 16, 2016 Dear California Charter School, As Chair of the Member Council, I am pleased to provide you with an update on…

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ACE Charter Schools: Growing Everyone, Every Day

ACE Charter Schools knows exactly what they need to do in order to serve their unique community of students. It starts with this motto: “Grow. Everyone. Every Day.”

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KIPP Bridge Academy Gives Students a Path to College Graduation

KIPP Bridge Academy is on a mission: to give students a path to graduate college.

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The Making Waves Difference in Student Success

Making Waves Academy is committed to rigorously and holistically preparing students to gain acceptance to and graduate from college to ultimately become valuable contributors to the workforce and their communities.

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New Featured Resources for School Developers!

Are you considering opening a new start-up, replicating your model, or expanding grades? Click here to learn about all of the ways CCSA can support you!

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#CCSACon 2017: Book Your Summer Special Rates & Hotel Reservations Today!

Congrats on another great school year! To celebrate the start of summer, CCSA is happy to offer the Summer Special - a flat rate of $350 per person for the 24th Annual CA Charter Schools Conference taking place March 20-23, 2017 in Sacramento. This low rate is only available until August 12. After you register be sure to book your hotel room at one of our host hotels as they sell out quickly.

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Students Believe, "Yes We Can," at Voices College-Bound Language Academies

Every day, Voices College-Bound Language Academies prepares students with world-class teaching that honors and further develops their cultural heritage through its dual-immersion language program.

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