On October 17, 2016, the California Court of Appeals (Court) issued its decision in the Anderson Union High School District v. Shasta Secondary Home School appeal and case. Read more about the decision and CCSA’s statement.
Back by popular demand, the California Charter Schools Association is bringing back our Governance Academy, a free intensive workshop designed as a training for new board members and school leaders.
Read the following message from Malka Borrego, Chair, CCSA Member Council and Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Equitas Academy Charter School, to California charter school leaders. In her message, Malka provides an update on CCSA’s accountability work and the new tools now available to members including 2016-17 Accountability Report Cards. Additionally, a statewide sortable spreadsheet of all schools is now available and based on data released by the California Department of Education (CDE) on August 24, 2016.
Join other parents and community members for an evening of learning how education leaders created excellent public charter schools in Los Angeles and how more can be done to bring more hope through public education.
Prop. 39 requests for facilities for the 2017-18 school year are due November 1, 2016 for both existing and new or proposed charter schools for the 2017-18 school year and CCSA is here to help. Don’t miss the deadline, learn more here today.
Bay Area Charters: You're Invited to the 3rd Annual Charter School Night with the Golden State Warriors
EdTec and the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, are proud to present the third annual Charter School Night on Dec. 20! All Bay Area Charter schools are invited to purchase discounted tickets for their schools to watch the Warriors play the Utah Jazz. Learn more.
University of Southern California, Montclair State University, and Tulane University are conducting a study in three cities, including Los Angeles, to better understand the ways they enabling a system of diverse school options for students and how these efforts are associated with educator practice and outcomes for students, educators, and schools.
The Sonoma County Charter SELPA (SCC-SELPA) is now accepting new members! The SCC-SELPA provides a SELPA membership option for charter schools in the the Bay Area, Sacramento area, and coastal regions as far south as Big Sur. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain support for your special education services.
This week CCSA will publish new 2016-17 Academic Accountability Reports, detailing the academic performance of California charter schools according to CCSA’s Accountability Framework. Keep your eye out for these tools to help you understand how California charters are performing and that can be used at critical points throughout the year, including in the cycle of continuous improvement and at renewal. Read more here.
The 2015-16 California Legislative session officially concludes on November 30 but all action has been taken on legislation for this two-year session. In 2015-16, CCSA introduced several pieces of charter supportive legislation and secured additional funding for facilities and start-up funding in the state budget while fending off a record number of damaging anti-charter legislation.
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