January 2017

San Jose School Celebrates 10-year Anniversary

University Preparatory Academy (UPA), an award-winning charter public school in San Jose, California, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Dedicated to providing all students opportunities to reach their goals of going to college and building a career, UPA fought hard to open its doors to students and families in need.

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January 2017 CEO Message - Response to Executive Order

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

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LA Special Education Professional Development Opportunity

On Thursday, March 9, the LA County Office of Education is hosting a special education symposium called “Harnessing the Power of WE” designed to create a collaborative community of special education professionals. At the symposium, CCSA and Multicultural Learning Center charter school will present a session about findings from a year-long statewide qualitative study of 10 successful California charter schools to see what really works in special education.

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Animated Video Series: Overview of Special Education in California

The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released a series of four animated videos in December 2016 covering key aspects of special education in California. Check out these videos for context on ongoing conversations about special education governance and finance.

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CCSA Statement on Federal Investigation of Celerity Schools

CCSA issued the following statement in response to the federal investigation of Celerity, a national charter school network.

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CCSA Highlights Five Outstanding Charters for National School Choice Week

Today marks the beginning of National School Choice Week (NSCW), a week designed to raise public awareness about all types of effective education options for children, including traditional and charter public schools, magnet, private, online and homeschools. The California Charter…

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CCSA 2017-18 Governor's Budget Brief Now Available

Last week, Governor Brown Released the State Budget Plan which introduced his proposed state budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year. As we reported in highlights last week, the budget provides only a small increase for K-12 education. CCSA’s 2017-18 Governor’s Budget Briefis now available and provides a more detailed review of the Governor’s proposal for 2017-18.

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Workshops Coming Soon: Understanding the Implementation of LCAP & LCFF Eval. Rubric

The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) is hosting spring workshops about the implementation of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) and Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) evaluation rubrics. Learn more and register here.

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#CCSACon 17: Last Call - Winter Discount Registration Deadline is This Friday, Jan. 27

Last call for #CCSACon 17 Winter Registration Discounts. The deadline to register at a discounted rate is this Friday, Jan. 27. Read more about registering for conference and breakout sessions, including pre-conference sessions, here.

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CCSA Disappointed that California Supreme Court Denies Petition for Review Filed by Shasta Secondary Home School

The following is a statement from the California Charter Schools Association on the California Supreme Court’s decision to deny the petition for review filed by Shasta Secondary Home School appealing the decision of the California Court of Appeal in Anderson Union High School District v. Shasta Secondary Home School (Anderson Union HSD).

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#CCSACon 17: Less Than Two Weeks Until Winter Registration Deadline

There are now less than two weeks until the Winter Registration Deadline, which is your last chance to receive a discounted registration for the 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference. The winter registration deadline is Friday, January 27. You may…

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CCSA Joins Stand for Children's Request to Extend DACA Program

CCSA and the charter community join Stand for Children’s request that federal officials work to provide immediate assurance that the DACA program be extended. Consider signing the letter today.

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Coming Soon: National School Choice Week 2017 (1/22-1/28)

Kicking off in two weeks, the goal of National School Choice Week (NSCW) is to raise public awareness of all types of effective education options for children, including charter public schools. Learn about how you can help spread the word about school choice and share any events your school has planned.

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SPED Program Spotlight: EJE Middle Academy in El Cajon

EJE Middle Academy in El Cajon was recently highlighted in CCSA’s special education report “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion.” Read more to learn about about their special education program philosophy that has allowed them to successfully meet the needs of their students.

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SPED Program Spotlight: Multicultural Learning Center in Canoga Park

Multicultural Learning Center (MLC) in Canoga Park was recently highlighted in CCSA’s special education report “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion.” Read more to learn about about their special education program philosophy that has allowed them to successfully meet the needs of their students.

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#CCSACon 17: Conference Breakout Sessions Now Online. Winter Registration Deadline is Jan. 27

Details and break out sessions for this year’s 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference are now listed online! Check out more information and learn about the winter registration special here.

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