February 2019

Prop 39 Applicants: Reminder to Respond to the District's Preliminary Offer by March 1

On February 1, districts were required to make a preliminary offer of facilities to each eligible charter school. Have you received your preliminary offer? If YES - Under Prop. 39 regulations, a charter school must respond to the district’s preliminary…

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CCSACon: Plenary Speakers Announced: 26thAnnual Charter Schools Conference

The 26th Annual California Charter Schools Conference will feature over 150 breakout sessions, poster sessions, networking opportunities and three exciting plenary sessions featuring these leaders in education: Opening Plenary We are kicking off our Opening Plenary Session with our brand…

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Low-Performing Student Block Grant Reporting Deadline Approaching!

The Low-Performing Student Block Grant (LPSCBG) allocates $300 million for LEAs, including charter public schools, to address the persistent achievement gap in California’s public schools, and to provide resources and evidence-based practices to initiate and sustain authentic systemic change. Funding…

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CCSA Offers Media Kit on OEA/OUSD Strike

In preparation for a strike by the Oakland Education Association (OEA) in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), CCSA has prepared a media toolkit as a one-stop location for any information needed on charter schools in OUSD….

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CCSACon: Advance registration ending soon- register by February 28 and save!

The 26th Annual California Charter Schools Conference will feature over 150 breakout sessions, poster sessions, plenaries, networking opportunities and more! Join an audience of over 3,200 charter school leaders, teachers, community members, and policy makers by registering today at charterconference.org….

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Reference CCSA Buyers' Guide to Improve Your School's Operations

Is your school looking for vendor resources, a guide for reporting deadlines, ensuring compliance guidelines, school fundraising techniques or tips on assessing your technology needs? Refer to CCSA’s Annual Buyers’ Guide for all of your budget and operational needs! CCSA’s…

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California Credit Union Annual 2010 College Scholarship Program is Now Available: Deadline to apply is March 21, 2019

California Credit Union is awarding 10 scholarships of $1,000 each to Los Angeles County students. Applications are open to college-bound high school seniors and community college students who are transferring to a four-year university. Each year, California Credit Union recognizes…

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Don't Miss CCSA's "Why Data Matters" March Workshops!

Are you responsible for the many facets of data reporting, including CALPADS, attendance, and LCFF calculations? Do you want to better understand how CALPADS data are used by federal and state agencies? From data collection to how funding is generated…

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CCSA Answers: How charter schools that use the LCAP in place of the School Plan can meet federal planning requirements

Question: How can charter schools that use the LCAP in place of the School Plan meet federal planning requirements? Answer: According to the School Improvement and Support Office of the California Department of Education (CDE), California charter schools that use…

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CCSA Applauds Governor Newsom's Bold Vision for California's Public Schools

CCSA released a statement from President and CEO Myrna Castrejón in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State speech.

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Sign Up Today for CCSA's Pre-Conference LCAP Workshop!

For months you’ve been asking for a charter-specific LCAP workshop. We’ve heard you! Don’t miss this chance to get all of your LCAP questions answered! At this in-person pre-conference workshop, charter experts from A Plus Charter Consulting, Inc. and ExED…

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The Cooke Young Scholars Program: A Pre-College Scholarship for High-Performing 7th Grade Students with Financial Need.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation runs a program for high achieving secondary students that have financial need called the Cooke Young Scholars Program. This program provides funding to high-achieving students for enrichment programs, academic and college advising, and a cohort…

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Science: It's Elementary!

To showcase the importance of using formative assessment practices to support learning, and as part of a statewide effort to raise awareness about the importance of science education starting in the early primary grades, the California Department of Education (CDE)…

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CCSACon: Find Your Next Great Vendor Partner at the Annual Conference Exhibit Hall!

In addition to over 150 breakout sessions, numerous networking opportunities, social activities and plenary sessions, the 26th Annual CaliforniaCharter Schools Conference will feature a robust Exhibit Hall that offers attendees the chance to gather information on exciting, cutting-edge products that…

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Prop 39 Applicants: Did Your District Provide a Preliminary Offer of Space?

On February 1, districts were required to make preliminary offers of facilities to eligible charter schools. Have you received your preliminary offer? If YES Under Prop. 39 regulations, a charter school must respond to the district’s preliminary offer by March…

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Statement from CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón on passing of Dr. Michelle King

CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón released a statement in response to the passing of former Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent, Michelle King.

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