September 2016

ICYMI: California Awarded $49 Million to Expand Charter Schools Across State

The California Department of Education and three California Charter Management Organizations were recently awarded a collective $49 million from the U.S. Department of Education to help them launch high-quality charter schools and improve educational outcomes for children in high-need communities. Learn more about the grants here.

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Help Amplify African American Parent Voices to Say: #ChartersWork!

This week, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) and BAEO launched the second phase of the #ChartersWork campaign with a parent letter to the NAACP Board of Directors. As a partner of NAPCS, CSSA encourages all members to view the NAPCS ChartersWork campaign toolkit to help amplify the voices of these parents and to encourage more parents to sign on to the letter. Make your voice heard!

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CCSA and OUSD Agree to Place Prop. 39 Lawsuit on Hold

CCSA and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement to stay the lawsuit that CCSA filed against OUSD concerning OUSD’s compliance with Proposition 39 (Prop. 39) law.

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Six California Charter Schools Named 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Congratulations to these outstanding charters that will be honored in Washington D.C. for their academic excellence. Read more about these award-winning charter public schools.

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Alliance of Black Parents, Education and Community Leaders Speak Up to Say: Charter Public Schools Work

CCSA is proud to partner with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) to support the Black leaders who have requested a meeting with the NAACP Board of Directors in response to the call for a moratorium on charter school growth.

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#CCSACon 17: Presentation Submissions - What Makes a Great Session? Deadline 10/14

The call for proposals is open for The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference held March 20-23, 2017 in Sacramento, Calif. Learn the type of programming are attendees looking for, helpful hints and best practices. Submissions are due Oct. 14.

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Bay Area's Summit Public Schools Awarded $10 Million to Design High School of the Future

Northern California-based charter public school network, Summit Public Schools, was awarded $10 million to build a high-end, high-quality high school called Summit Elevate in Oakland. Summit Elevate will be a high-quality high school designed to prepare students for the realities of today’s society. Learn more.

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#CCSACon 2017: Last Chance to Register for Just $375

Only a few more days remain to lock-in the flat registration rate of $375 for The 24th Annual CA Charter Schools Conference held March 20-23, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.

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Educator as Advocate Symposium at LMU

Last week Loyola Law School hosted “The Educator as Advocate,” a symposium to discuss topics ranging from the impact of student records on criminal sentencing, school safety versus the over-policing of schools, trauma-informed education practices, and much more.

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CCSACon 17: Celebrate Your School with a Hart Vision Award Nomination Due October 14

We know there are many outstanding volunteers and teachers in your school community, and we want to hear about them! Submit your nominations for the 2017 Hart Vision Awards by October 14. Awards will be presented at the 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference being held March 20-23, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.

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Action Alerts: Ask Governor Brown to Sign AB 1198 and Veto AB 709

Governor Brown has until September 30 to sign or veto legislation. In the meantime, we need your help on two critical charter school related bills.

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