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New CDE Deadline: Dashboard Coordinator Application

Starting August 21, the California Department of Education (CDE) is requiring charter school administrators at all Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to submit a new Dashboard Coordinator application for the 2017-18 school year, even if your coordinator information hasn’t changed from the previous year. To learn more and submit your application, click here.

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New Deadline to Update Demographic Data on CALPADS

The California Department of Education (CDE) has asked all accountability coordinators to finish updating their California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) data by end of business August 25. The data will be extracted for the Academic Indicator and Grade 11 Assessment Results that will be reported in the upcoming Fall 2017 School Dashboard. Learn more about this new update and data request.

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Why We're #HypedForSchool

The new school year is underway and we want to hear from you! From August 23 through 31, let us know on Twitter and Facebook what you’re most excited about for the new school year using photos, videos, and the hashtag #HypedForSchool.

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A Chance to Support At-Risk Youth - 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum

Does your charter school transform at-risk students to students “at-promise” of success? Join your colleagues at the 2017 Alternative Accountability Policy Forum this November for targeted professional development aimed at schools reengaging at-risk youth. You can also celebrate the courage, vision and heart of at-promise students, policy makers and staff with a variety of awards and scholarships. Learn more.

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Statement from CCSA CEO Jed Wallace on Charlottesville

As we start the new school year, I know your students are looking to their teachers and school leaders for answers about recent events in Charlottesville that have left us in shock, despair, disgust, and disbelief. Whatever your reaction may be, I hope this moment can become a catalyst for further reflection and commitment to do our part to eradicate the menace of racism and bigotry wherever we may find it.

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Webinar: Digital Marketing 101 for Charter School Growth

Digital marketing, if done well, can have a positive impact on your charter school’s enrollment, retention, and growth. To help you leverage the digital landscape and position your school for future success, replication, and program growth, Charter School Capital, an organization that delivers access to growth capital and facilities financing to charter schools nationwide, is hosting a Digital Marketing 101 webinar for charter schools this Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. PST.

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Don't Miss CCSA'S New Social Media Workshops!

News headlines highlight problems with social media posts that spill over into the school environment. Students have harassed, bullied and threatened other students and have made defamatory comments about teachers. Employees, in turn, have made derogatory comments about students, parents,…

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CCSA Answers: Must all California students be immunized before entering school?

Question: Must all California students be immunized before entering school? Answer: SB 277: Public Health: Vaccinations requires all children to be vaccinated, with the exception of home school students and Independent Study students who do not receive any classroom-based instruction….

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CCSA Answers: Receiving State Funding for ADA

By what date must a charter school open in order to receive state funding for ADA?

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CCSA Answers: Fire Drill Requirements for Charter Schools

Question: Do the requirements outlined in Education Code 32001, related to fire drills, apply to charter schools? Answer: This can vary depending upon the charter school’s location and legal circumstances. Charter schools are exempt from the school district requirements outlined…

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