October 2016

October 2016 CEO Message

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

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2016 Special Education Report Press Kit

CCSA’s new report takes a look at 10 outstanding California charter public schools and the effective and innovative approaches behind their special education programs, their best practices for implementation, and what policy arrangements have allowed them to improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

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New Study Details Special Education Best Practices in CA Charter Schools

CCSA released a new qualitative study of 10 of the highest-performing California charter schools and offers new insights into the best ways to serve students with disabilities in all schools, in particular the benefits of inclusive education.

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#CCSACon17: Last Chance to Receive Early Bird Discount

Deadline to register for the 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference at the Early Bird Rate ends this Friday, October 28.

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California Charter Schools Association Endorses Propositions 55 and 58

CCSA announced its endorsement of Proposition 55 and Proposition 58. Both propositions appear on the upcoming November 8 ballot.

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CCSA Responds to LAUSD Charter Denials and Huntington Park Moratorium

CCSA statement in response to L.A. Unified’s decision to not renew five charter schools and Huntington Park’s decision to extend its moratorium on charter schools.

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CCSA Responds to Decision of the Third District Court of Appeal regarding Anderson USD v Shasta Secondary Home School Case

Read CCSA’s statement regarding the decision of the Third District Court of Appeal regarding Anderson USD v Shasta Secondary Home School Case.

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2015-16 Charter School Legislation Summary

The 2015-16 California Legislative session officially concludes on November 30 but all action has been taken on legislation for this two-year session. In 2015-16, CCSA introduced several pieces of charter supportive legislation and secured additional funding for facilities and start-up funding in the state budget while fending off a record number of damaging anti-charter legislation. View the summary of charter related legislation for the 2015-16 California Legislative session here.

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CCSA Responds to NAACP's Ratification of Charter Moratorium Resolution

Read CCSA’s statement regarding the NAACP’s current position on charter schools.

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Announcing Opportunity for Charters to Partner with Code.org

For the past two years the national nonprofit Code.org has been offering free computer science (CS) curriculum and teacher professional development (PD) to districts in California. Code.org will now consider applications for partnerships from charter schools and networks as well as districts in 2017. Learn more here.

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Free "SchoolBuild" Webinar Series: Charter School Facility Finance 101 (Oct. 19)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation’s Charter School Financing Group is hosting a free webinar series on how to secure the financing needed to complete charter school facilities projects. Don’t miss the first webinar on October 19!

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DUE in One Month: Prop. 39 Facilities Requests - CCSA Offering Free Resources & Legal Help

The Prop. 39 application cycle is underway and CCSA has new and updated resources, including free legal help, available for member schools.

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#CCSACon 2017: Last Call for Presentations, Awards and Scholarships (Due 10/14)

The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference is shaping up to be the largest charter school event in Northern California’s history. Only one week remains to submit a proposal to present, nominate an outstanding teacher or volunteer and encourage high school seniors to apply for a $2,000 scholarship

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CCSA Statement on Office of the Inspector General Report

California charter schools and Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) are committed to being good stewards of public dollars in service to students and their families. CCSA released the following statement in response to the Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) report “Nationwide Assessment of Charter and Education Management Organizations.”

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