June 2011

Capitol Update 6/30/11 - Special Message from Jed Wallace

Included in this special Capitol Update message from Jed Wallace:

* Legislative efforts to address charter school management and governance

* CCSA reaches agreement on charter school governance, finance and operations
* Bills provide clarity, address accountability, and increase access to quality facilities

* Get more information, share your feedback

* State budget passed; watch for new Budget Brief

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Member Discount: 20% savings on Microsoft Software

Learn about Microsoft’s commitment to supporting California charter schools and how CCSA members can can save up to 20% on Microsoft software licenses and up to 70% for personal use for students and staff!

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Local Schools Meeting with Legislators

Last week, representatives from Leonardo da Vinci Health Sciences, Darnall and Arroyo Paseo attended a meeting at Senator Vargas’s office to discuss legislation that is relevant to charter schools.

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Colegio New City's Extension Approved

Good news for Colegio New City’s high school.

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CCSA and LAUSD Agree to Stay Prop. 39 Litigation

We are pleased to announce that CCSA and LAUSD have agreed to stay the Proposition 39 litigation, which this year, has enabled more than 16,000 LAUSD charter school students to return to district buildings.

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San Francisco Charter Schools Receive Needed District, City Funds

City and district propositions are adding an additional $425 per student to the operating funds of the 13 operating charter schools in San Francisco, welcome news in these terrible economic times.

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Rocketship Education Petitions Districts Throughout the Bay Area

Rocketship has petitioned the County Office of Education to start an additional 20 schools over the next 5 years, adding to the five it already has open.

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Inland Empire News 6/24/11

Three news stories for you this week.

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Featured Grant: Everyone Breathe Asthma Education Grant

Aimed at improving the quality of asthma care and asthma education, by asking parents to nominate their child suffering from asthma, and their child’s school;

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CCSA Answers: Collecting Teacher Signatures for a Charter Petition

Must charter school developers collect signatures from tenured teachers only?

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Capitol Update 6/23/11

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* State Budget: Countdown to July 1

* Legislative Update

* ESEA (also known as No Child Left Behind) Reauthorization Moves Forward

* State Allocation Board

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Capitol Update Archive 2011 January - June

Capitol Update Archive 2011 January - June

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Major Update in Prop. 39 Litigation

We are pleased to announce that CCSA and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) have agreed to stay the Proposition 39 litigation, which this year, has enabled more than 16,000 LAUSD charter school students to return to district buildings.

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Capitol Update Archive - 2010

Capitol Update Archive - 2010

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Capitol Update Archive 2009

Capitol Update Archive 2009

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Featured Grant: The Ruddie Memorial Youth Foundation

Evaluation grants to fund the evaluation of innovative youth programs or services that are most effective and that promote scholastic, professional, athletic, and/or other excellence in youth, or that provide youth with new opportunities for health, personal growth, and success

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CCSA Answers: Funding to Provide Meals to Low-Income Preschool Students

Question: Is there funding available to help provide meals to low-income preschool students at a charter school?

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External Opportunity: Visit CCSA Vendor Members @ NCSC11

Will you be in Atlanta for the 2011 National Charter Schools Conference this week? Be sure to swing by the exhibit hall to meet some CCSA vendor members. For instance, meet up with the friendly folks from Hertz Furniture who are raffling off a trip to Hawaii!

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Resources to Support Upcoming Special Education Deadline

Interested in exploring LEA status for special education for the 2012-2013 school year? Get the details on the critical June 30 deadline.

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School Development Information Sessions

The next session will cover what you need to know about incorporating as a nonprofit public benefit corporation, as well as best practices and compliancy for a Charter School’s Tax Exempt Status.

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Help Accessing School Bond Funding

CCSA wants to help charter schools access this funding and provide much needed cash to charter school projects.

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Get the Latest State Budget Information

New information about Governor Brown’s veto of the budget.

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Families That Can Offers Tips on Connecting with Your Legislator

How can parents have an impact in Sacramento? How do you get a meeting with your legislator? What is the process for a proposed bill to become a law? Get the details from Families That Can.

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Capitol Update Archive 2008

Capitol Update Archive 2008

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Parent Empowerment Summit

San Diego schools! This is a fantastic opportunity coming for our charter parents to become involved in educational conversations.

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New LACOE Superintendent and Board Member Appointed

Arturo Delgado has been appointed as the new Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE) Superintendent of Schools. He most recently served as the superintendent of San Bernadino Unified School District.

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President Clinton to speak at National Charter Schools Conference June 21

Have you always wanted to meet a President of the United States? Here’s your chance!

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CCSA Answers: Apportionment and Reduced Instructional Days

Question: Can charter schools reduce the number of instructional days they offer from 175 to 170 and still receive full apportionment?

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Featured Grant: Net Literacy Financial Connects Contest

Awards student-created short videos or games that teach a lesson about the importance of financial literacy

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Early Submission: Key to Renewal Success

Seeking renewal of your charter? Don’t forget this important date: September 15. And be sure to attend the upcoming webinar series created just for you.

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Corri Tate Ravare to lead Families That Can

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CCSA is excited to announce that Corri Tate Ravare started as the new executive director of Families That Can today. Watch a video from Corri where she shares her perspective as a charter school parent and describes her vision for Families That Can.

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