September 2018

The #CCSACon Back-to-School registration rate ends this Friday!

The Back-to-School registration rate of $350 for members expires THIS Friday, October 12, 2018! Take five minutes to lock-in the low registration rate for the 26th Annual CCSA Conference happening the week of March 11, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. We…

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A Mother Shares Her Reason for Choosing Empower Charter School: Its Dual Language Immersion Program

Charter schools provide parents the power to choose the best public education option for their children. For one mother in San Diego, she found exactly what her daughter needed at Empower Charter School.

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Students from rural, farming communities plant seeds for success in school and life

Grimmway Schools in Kern County is doing incredible work to help teach literacy and the importance of healthy living to their students, majority of whom are Latino and English language learners. Learn how they help their students achieve great academic results.

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Safety First! Latina Moms Organize for the Safety of Students

Latina charter school moms gather to ensure change for the safety of students, demonstrating the power and benefits of strength in numbers. #LatinoHeritageMonth

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Register at the $350 CCSA Back-to-School Registration Rate

We hope your school year is off to a fantastic start. Take five minutes this week to lock-in the low registration rate for the 26th Annual CCSA Conference taking place the week of March 11, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. We…

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California's Charter Schools Fight for Most Vulnerable Students, Thank Governor Jerry Brown for Putting Kids First

CCSA applauds Governor Jerry Brown for signing Assembly Bill (AB) 1871, which will ensure that all of California’s charter schools provide free and reduced-price lunch to eligible students.

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New Report Finds California's Charter Schools Get Results for Urban and Historically Underserved Students, Raises Urgent Need to Address Statewide School District Financial Crises

Researchers from Stanford University released a new report that highlights how charter schools continue to help students in urban areas and traditionally lower performing student groups gain extra weeks and months of learning each year.

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2018 Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Innovation Fund Award Winners

Education First, in partnership with the NoVo Foundation and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, recently announced the 2018 teacher and district awardees of the Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Innovation Fund. This year, there were more than 1,000 applications from more than…

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California Makes Bold Investments in Lowest Performing Students

Across the nation, a public debate has launched about equity in our public education system and the steps that must be taken to close the achievement gap and improve educational outcomes for our lowest-performing students. Recently, California took a huge…

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California Charter Schools Association Celebrates Landmark Legislation Banning For-Profit Charter Schools

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) today celebrated a ban on for-profit charter schools throughout California, after Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 406.

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Support: AB 406 For-Profit Charter Schools

In California, 99 percent of our charter schools are run by non-profit organizations. AB 406 (McCarty): For-Profit Charter Schools would make that 100 percent by banning for-profit corporations from controlling or running charter public schools in California. AB 406 bans…

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CDE clarification for PCSGP applicants

Thanks to all who attended CCSA’s recent PCSGP “How to” webinar. In response to member questions, we provide some information on nonprofit status below. The CDE has clarified that PCSGP applicants must be a non-profit entity and in good standing…

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Fall Data Survey Deadline is Friday!

On Monday, August 27 all member schools recieved an important survey from Jed Wallace asking you for your school’s enrollment and the number of students and your wait list. Last year there were 27 questions in our fall survey. This…

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