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Discover Charter Schools Campaign Launches

As a part of a multi-pronged communications approach, CCSA launched the Discover Charter Schools campaign this month to address the awareness gap about charter schools and establish a recognizable brand for charter public schools in California. Our goal is to create a base of informed adults with positive feelings about charter schools who we can target in the future for various advocacy-related efforts, including enrollment and civic engagement activities.

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The California Science Test (CAST) Field Test Now Open!

The CAST field test is now available to all local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter public schools, whose selected testing window is open. Learn more about the test and access resources to help you administer the test.

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New Resources for Reporting 2017-18 California Science Assessment Results

Check out the new Preliminary Indicator Communication Toolkit for Science Assessments! This resource helps local educational agencies (LEAs) prepare for the release of the preliminary indicators for California science assessments, including the California Science Test (CAST) and the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science.

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Initial ELPAC Administration and Scoring Trainings

Register for an Initial English Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) Administration and Scoring Training , which are hosted throughout California from April 10 through May 24. Space is limited!

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CCSA's Spring 2018 Governance Academies Coming Soon!

This May, don’t miss out on your local Governance Academy workshop! This free workshop will increase participants’ knowledge of charter school legal obligations and develop high-functioning, legally compliant governing boards. Register for your local workshop today!

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CCSA Answers: Charter Schools and Home and Hospital Instruction

Learn whether a charter school can provide home and hospital instruction.

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Reference CCSA Buyers' Guide to Improve Your School's Operations and Purchasing Decisions

Now that the CCSA Conference has come to end, CCSA would like to remind all charter school leaders that CCSA’s 6th edition of the Annual Buyers’ Guide is still available for school leaders across the state. The guide is a mainstay of CCSA publications, containing helpful advice and lessons learned about school operations and purchasing.

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Prop 39 Applicants: Did the District Provide a Final Offer of Facilities?

Under Prop. 39 regulations, school districts are required to make final offers of facilities to eligible charter schools by April 1. Charter schools must respond to these preliminary offers by May 1, or 30 days after the final offer whichever is later. Read on for additional information and template response letters.

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Upcoming Workshop: How to Convert a Preliminary Charter School Apportionment

RSVP by April 30 to attend a free workshop on May 3 in Sacramento on how to convert a Preliminary Charter School Apportionment to an adjusted grant.

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LA Charter Schools' Back to School Night: Watch the LA Galaxy vs. Atlanta United FC on April 21

LA charter schools are invited to see the LA Galaxy soccer team play against Atlanta United FC on April 21 for Charter School’s Back to School Night.

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