April 2018

Celebrate National Charter Schools Week & Teacher Appreciation Week

Mark your calendars on May 6-12, 2018 for #TeacherAppreciationWeek & #CharterSchoolsWeek! We can’t wait to celebrate CA charter public schools and the amazing educators that make them a wonderful place to learn for our students. Learn about ways you can celebrate.

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Charter Community of Silicon Valley Leads Effort to Protect High-Quality Schools, Applauds Senator Beall for Pulling Potentially Harmful Legislation

CCSA shares a statement from the Charter Community of Silicon Valley (CCSV) - which represents Santa Clara County’s charter public schools and serves as the voice for over 30,000 charter school students in the region - about the failure of SB 1362 (Beall) in the Senate Education Committee.

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CCSA Statement on SB 1362's Failure in Senate Education Committee

CCSA has released a statement about SB 1362’s (Beall) failure in the Senate Education Committee.

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California Charter Schools Win Big at U.S. Academic Decathalon

CCSA congratulates El Camino Real Charter High School’s Academic Decathalon team for its eighth overall win, and Leemore Middle College High School’s Academic Decathalon team for placing first in Division IV at the 2018 U.S. Academic Decathalon this Saturday, April 21, 2018.

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Charter School First In Riverside County To Receive New Schools Venture Fund Grant

Garvey/Allen Visual and Performing Arts Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics was selected as a member of the 2018 Invent cohort at NewSchools Venture Fund. Learn more.

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Press Release: Los Angeles Charter Schools Outperforming Traditional Public Schools

Results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), known as the Nation’s Report Card, show that Los Angeles charter public schools are performing better than non-charter schools locally and nationally. Learn more!

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San Diego Dual Language Immersion Charter School Shows Highest Rate of Success in District

A new report released by the California Department of Education showed Empower Charter School had the highest percent of reclassification of English learners across all district and charter elementary schools in the San Diego Unified School District. Learn more

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Press Release: CCSA, California Legislative Black Caucus Unite to Demand Educational Equity Now

In an effort to engender greater equity within California’s educational system, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) today joined members of the California Legislative Black Caucus and members of California’s African-American community to announce Assembly Bill (AB) 2635, which will secure additional educational funding for African-American students by fixing a fundamental flaw in the state’s educational budget known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

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Tell Congress to Increase Funding for Charter Schools!

Right now, the U.S. Senate is making crucial decisions about education funding for next year, and this is our chance to tell our Senators to increase funding for charter public schools. Learn about how you can get involved.

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Media Advisory: CCSA, California Legislative Black Caucus to Unite & Demand Educational Equity Now

CCSA will join members of the California Legislative Black Caucus and members of California’s African-American community Wednesday, April 11 at 10 am. to announce AB 2635, which will secure additional educational funding for African-American students by fixing a fundamental flaw in the state’s educational budget known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Learn more.

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CCSA Statement: CCSA Discontinues Two Facilities-Related Lawsuits Against LAUSD

View a statement from Jed Wallace, President and CEO, CCSA, about CCSA’s decision to discontinue pursuit of two facilities-related lawsuits against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and to focus renewed effort on working collaboratively with LAUSD to ensure every public school student - both traditional and charter - has a stable, suitable place to learn.

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25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference Highlights

Check out highlights from the 25th Annual California Charter Schools Conference March 26-18, 2018 at the San Diego Convention Center!

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