May 2018

CCSA Moves to Position of Support for AB 1871 (Bonta) Ensuring All Students Most in Need Have Access to School Meals

CCSA is proud to announce support for AB 1871 (Bonta) based on amendments agreed to between CCSA, the author, and its sponsors, the second common-sense compromise CCSA reached by working collaboratively with Bonta’s office in this legislative session.

Read more »

CCSA Applauds California Legislature for Making Bold Investments in Historically Underserved Students

Assembly Budget Committee fully funds Charter School Facility Grant Program and proposes $360 million in ongoing funding for African American students.

Read more »

CCSA Statement on Aspire ERES Land Procurement for New Campus

CCSA released a in response to OUSD’s unfounded claims that they were not informed of plans by Aspire ERES charter public school to procure land for a new campus and the District’s disconcerting efforts to try to prevent Aspire ERES from providing educational opportunities to the public school students of Oakland.

Read more »

State Superintendent Announces Major Recognition of Top California Model Public School In Los Angeles

State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI), Tom Torlakson, announced Multicultural Learning Center (MLC) Independent Charter School has been recognized as the only Los Angeles County public school to qualify for the prestigious distinction of being named a California Model Program and recipient of the state’s 2018 Education for a Global Economy Award and will be honored at a formal award reception on June 1, 2018.

Read more »

Governor's May Revise Proposes Additional $21.1 Million for Facilities Funding Shortfall for Charter Schools Serving High Needs Students

CCSA released a statement from Carlos Marquez, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs about the Governor’s May Revision to the State Budget proposal for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

Read more »

California Charter Management Organizations Honored in 2018 U. S. News & World Report Best High School Listing

CCSA is proud to recognize two California-based Charter Management Organizations (CMOs), Alliance College-Ready Public Schools and Green Dot Public Schools, that have numerous high schools ranked and awarded medals by U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools 2018 report. This national recognition demonstrates that replicating successful charter public schools through a central operations organization is an effective way to provide more high-quality, accountable charter public schools to communities across California.

Read more »

21 California Charter Public Elementary Schools Named a 2018 California Distinguished School

CCSA is proud to recognize 21 California charter public elementary schools named a 2018 California Distinguished School. These charter public elementary schools are incredible examples of excellence in teaching, academic success, collaboration, and supportive school climates.

Read more »

New Report: Majority of California's Top 10 High Schools are Charter Public Schools

CCSA congratulates the California charter public schools that dominated U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best public high schools in California, demonstrating that California’s charter public schools are meeting the needs of students and helping them achieve academic success.

Read more »

In the Public Interest Report Unfairly Scapegoats Charter Public School Movement

CCSA released a statement on a new In the Public Interest anti-charter school report.

Read more »

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and its CEO Ana Ponce to be Inducted Into 2018 National Charter Schools Hall of Fame

CCSA congratulates Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and its CEO Ana Ponce who will be inducted into the 2018 National Charter Schools Hall of Fame by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

Read more »

CCSA Recognizes Incredible Educators Who Make Charter Public Schools Great Places for Students to Learn and Thrive

CCSA recognizes charter public school teachers across the state who provide a high-quality public education to students at their charter public schools in honor of National Charter Schools Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, both of which fall on the week of May 6-12, 2018.

Read more »

Two Los Angeles Schools Recognized by California Superintendent of Public Instruction

CCSA congratulates Multicultural Learning Center (MLC) and CHIME Institute, that have received recognition from the California Department of Education’s (CDE) Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (SPI) office.

Read more »

Washington Post: Maybe this teachers union needs a crash course in truth in advertising

“So why is an organization representing people dedicated to teaching the truth spreading falsehoods about charters?” Jay Mathews, education columnist for The Washington Post, discusses radio advertisements hitting Los Angeles and the Bay Area that spreads falsehoods about California charter schools.

Read more »

CCSA Statement - Austin Beutner Named Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent

CCSA has released a statement about the announcement of Austin Beutner as the new Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Read more »