May 2017

May 2017 CEO Message

Read this month’s CEO Message from Jed Wallace.

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Beating the Odds: Sacramento Charter High School Class of 2017

CCSA congratulates the graduating Class of 2017 at Sacramento Charter High School in Sacramento, 95% of whom were accepted to four-year universities. This is the second year in a row for the charter school to achieve a high percentage of students accepted into a four-year university.

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CCSA Moves to Position of Support for AB1360 (Bonta) - Charter School Admissions and Discipline Bill

CCSA announced its support for AB 1360 (Bonta) based on common sense amendments agreed to between CCSA, the author and its sponsors.

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CCSA Responds to Federal Government's Proposed FY18 Budget

CCSA released the following statement in response to the White House’s proposed FY 2018 budget.

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Oakland Parents Exercise Choice, Charter Public Schools See Rise in Enrollment

New Report shows that Oakland Charter Public Schools Consistently Outperform Traditional Public Schools on Academic Assessment Results and College-Readiness Measures PRESS RELEASE Contact: Brittany Parmley 916-221-8588 BParmley@ccsa.org (OAKLAND, CA) - Oakland parents are exercising choice and pursing quality public school…

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LAUSD: A Tale of Two Cities

This regional report elaborates on the findings of the 2017 Portrait of the Movement to provide a deeper look at how LAUSD’s public schools are performing academically, spotlighting the substantial outpeformance of charter public schools authorized by LAUSD.

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CCSA Congratulates Charter School Networks for Recognition as 2017 Broad Prize Finalists

CCSA extends its congratulations to DSST Public Schools in Colorado, Harmony Public Schools in Texas, and Success Academy Charter Schools in New York for becoming finalists for the 2017 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools, earning them the distinction of being among the best-performing charter management organization’s (CMOs) in the country, particularly for their academic outcomes among low-income students and students of color.

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Keep Up the Momentum After National Charter Schools Week!

This week was National Charter Schools Week, and to kick off the annual opportunity to raise awareness about California’s amazing charter public schools, CCSA hosted more than 300 charter parents, leaders and advocates on Tuesday, May 2 at CCSA’s 2017 annual Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Though National Charter Schools week is over, there are still opportunities to keep the momentum going. Check out this toolkit of resources and ideas from CCSA and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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SJUSD Board Members to Vote on Critical Charter Petitions After District Officials Intimidate Spanish-Speaking Parents

Teachers, parents and supporters of Perseverance Preparatory School and Promise Academy - two proposed charter public schools that are committed to serving students in San Jose - will attend the San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD) Board of Education meeting to discuss the charter petitions for both schools, respond to intimidation tactics used by District officials and ask SJUSD Board members for a vote.

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Hundreds of Nonprofit Charter Public School Advocates Rally at the Capitol - Present Common Sense Solutions to Address Real Public Education Issues

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) will host its 2017 Advocacy Day at the State Capitol to kick off National Charter Schools Week. The annual event brings together California’s growing and diverse charter public school community to advocate for urgent legislative priorities focused on preserving and growing a thriving and accountable nonprofit charter school sector.

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