June 2017

Sara Meece Wins 2018 Sacramento County Charter Teacher of the Year Award

CCSA is proud to announce that Sara Meece, Middle School Math and Science Teacher at the California Montessori Project (CMP) American River Campus in Fair Oaks, was named the 2018 Sacramento County Charter Teacher of the Year. Meece now advances to the Sacramento County Teacher of the Year competition, organized by the Sacramento County Office of Education. The winner of the county competition will be announced in August 2017 who will then advance to the statewide competition.

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June 2017 CEO Message

Read the June message from CCSA President and CEO, Jed Wallace.

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Stanford Law School Clinic & Policy Lab Releases Guide to Help Schools Protect Undocumented and Vulnerable Students

A new guide provides schools with information regarding methods by which they can provide the highest quality education to undocumented students and students who have undocumented parents.

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2017-18 Budget Passes Legislature with Funding Increases for Schools

Last week, the California Legislature passed the budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year beginning July 1. It now moves on to Governor for his signature. CCSA will issue a full Budget Brief after the Governor signs the budget. View the highlights here.

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ICYMI: #NCSC17 Highlights

The National Charter Schools Conference (#NCSC17) took place last week at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Charter school supporters from California and across the country gathered to network, learn best practices from one another, and attend breakout sessions and keynote speeches. Check out highlights from this year’s event.

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Four Educators of Color to Seek Approval for Three New LA Charter Schools at June LAUSD Board Meeting

On Tuesday, four men of color will petition to open three new charter schools in very high need areas of Los Angeles. For Boardmembers Steve Zimmer and Monica Ratliff, it will be the last time they vote publicly on anything LAUSD-related.

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More Than 100 Parents Attend East LA College Town Hall

More than 100 parents attended a recent town hall organized by Great Public Schools Now, featuring LAUSD Board Member Monica Garcia at East Los Angeles College to testify about their concerns around facilities issues, the lack of high-quality high schools, the failure of magnet schools to prioritize local students, and their opposition to SB 808

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Collective Work Leads to Prop. 39 Win in San Diego

After receiving unsatisfactory initial Prop. 39 facilities offers from the San Diego Unified School District, school leaders from Thrive, Kavod and KIPP charter schools collaborated to address the School Board in April as a unified force to request revisions to their offers, resulting in additional space or discussions around options to meet long-term needs.

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