July 2012

Sacramento City Unified School District Approves Bond Measure for November Ballot

Two bond measures, totaling just over $400 million dollars would improve student health and safety and modernize facilities that support core academic programs.

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Capitol Update 7/20/12

Included in the Capitol Update this week:
* CCSA Submits Letter to Superintendent Torlakson Regarding PCSGP Concerns
* Update on Actions Taken by the State Board of Education (SBE)
* SB 740 Apportionments Posted by California Department of Education
* Open Application Period for the Charter Schools Facilities Credit Enhancement Grant Program
* Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Charter Schools in California!

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CCSA submits letter to Superintendent Torlakson regarding PCSGP concerns

We have heard from many members regarding problems with the administration of the Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP) and have been consistently working with Superintendent Torlakson on these important issues.

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You're Invited: July 13, "Celebrating 10 Years of Education Reform"

The Los Angeles charter school community is invited to an event celebrating LAUSD Board President Monica Garcia on Friday.

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Teach Plus Workshops: How To Get Your Voice Heard

Teach Plus is offering two free workshops this summer for teachers on July 25 and August 1. Learn how to tell your story for impact and write op-eds and blog posts for publication!

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New Poll Shines Light on Teacher Satisfaction at Charters vs. Traditional Schools

What’s it like teaching in a charter school versus teaching in a traditional public school? How are teachers feeling? CCSA recently did a statewide poll of teachers to find out.

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Capitol Update 7/5/12

Included in the Capitol Update this week:
* Budget Update: CCSA Budget Brief Available
* What’s the Legislature Doing this Week?
* CDE Releases PENSEC Application
* U.S. Department of Education Seeking Peer Reviewers for Charter Schools Program Applications

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Update on Transitional Kindergarten

It is the position of the California Charter Schools Association that the applicable law, SB 1381, regarding Transitional Kindergarten does not require charter schools to offer Transitional Kindergarten.

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