August 2014

Proposition 39: California Clean Energy Jobs Act-2013 Program Webinar

The California Energy Commission will be hosting a webinar for charter schools on the Proposition 39 Program and Energy Expenditure Plan application process on Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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CCSA Answers: Receiving Credit for Emergency Days When Determining ADA

How can charter schools receive credit for emergency days when determining average daily attendance (ADA)?

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CCSA Calls for LAUSD Transparency on Magnolia Schools

CCSA calls on L.A. Unified to be transparent, and to adhere to the recent judge’s ruling, as it seeks to close two high-performing Magnolia schools.

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Capitol Update 8/29/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* AB 948 (Olsen) Charter School Facilities Grant Program
* CCSA Issues Report Showing Charters Making Significant Academic Gains
* Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant
* Webinar on Proposition 39 Energy Efficiency Grants
* Free Red Ribbon Week Materials Available for Schools

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CCSA Issues Report Showing Charters Making Significant Academic Gains

On Tuesday, August 26, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released its fourth annual Portrait of the Movement: Five Year Retrospective - A Charter Sector Growing in Numbers and Strength, a report that highlights trends that indicate that tens of thousands of students are being educated in better performing charter schools than just five years ago.

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Green Dot High Schools Named Among Best in Nation

Five L.A. high schools run by Green Dot Public Schools are among the best in the nation at preparing students for college, according to Newsweek.

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Capitol Update 8/28/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* AB 913 (Chau) Conflict of Interest - OPPOSE
* SB 1263 (Pavley) Charter School Locations - OPPOSE

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2015 CCSA Conference: What makes a good proposal? Deadline to Submit is Oct. 16

The 2015 CCSA Call for Proposals is open for the 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference. What type of programming are attendees looking for? Learn helpful hints and best practices—submissions are due by October 16.

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Energy Commission Announces Webinar for Charter School Proposition 39 Program Training

Join the California Energy Commission on Septebmer 16 for a FREE webinar providing information to charter schools and the public on the Proposition 39 Program and Energy Expenditure Plan application process.

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CCSA Issues Statement on Assembly Passing AB 948

Jed Wallace, president and CEO of CCSA, issued the following statement today celebrating the Assembly passing AB 948.

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CCSA Answers: Federal Civil Rights Laws and Charter Schools

Are charter schools subject to the same federal civil rights laws that apply to traditional public schools?

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Capitol Update 8/21/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* Legislative Update
* 2014-15 Mandate Block Grant Application Currently Available

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Join the 400+ Attendees Already Registered to Attend CCSA's 2015 Annual Conference!

The 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference is shaping up to be the largest charter school event in Northern California’s history. Submit a proposal to present, nominate an outstanding teacher, volunteer or high school senior and register today at the low rate of $350.

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CCSA Releases New Admissions and Enrollment Knowledge Brief

Read the new Admissions and Enrollment knowledge brief.

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CCSA Answers: Requiring a Release in Writing from a Student's Resident District

We are a conversion charter school. Must we require any student coming from another district’s attendance area to be released in writing from their resident district?

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Capitol Update 8/14/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* AB 948 (Olsen) Moves Forward To Senate Floor
* California State Controller Request for Employee Salary and Benefit Information

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Launches New Report That Debunks Charter Myths

The Truth About Charters debunks myths and provides responses based on facts and independent research findings.

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Register During Conference Back to School Registration Special For A Chance to Win Palm Springs Trip!

Register for the 22nd Annual CCSA Conference during the Back to School Registration Special - a flat rate of $350 available until September 19 - and you will be entered to win a complimentary one-night stay in a deluxe suite at the Hyatt Palm Springs (courtesy of Hyatt Palm Springs).

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LAUSD Board District 1 Special Election Update

The LAUSD Board District 1 Special Election runoff is tomorrow, Tuesday, August 12. The runoff is between George McKenna and Alex Johnson. This is a crucial election for one of seven seats on the school board, and the stakes are…

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CCSA Answers: Charter Schools and Pupil Personnel Services Credentials

Do charter school counselors have to have their Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential?

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Capitol Update 8/7/14

Included in the Capitol Update this week:

* Action Alert: Oppose Senate Bill 1263 (Pavley)
* Funding Opportunities at CDE: PCSGP and Mandate Grant Available

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$350 CCSA Conference Back to School Registration Rate Available for a Limited Time!

CCSA is welcoming you to the start of the school year with our Back to School Registration Special of $350 available until September 19.

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Fall 2014 Request for Applications for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCGSP) Available

Apply Today! September 16, 2014 is the deadline to request applications for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCGSP) from the California Department of Education.

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CCSA Answers: Minimum Insurance Requirements for Charter Schools

Are there minimum insurance requirements for charter schools?

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CCSA Introduces New Toolkit for Charter School Replicators

Building on the experiences of organizations that have replicated successfully, CCSA has developed a set of tools designed to help replicators answer several common and critical questions.

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Tell the Senate: More Charter Schools Need Facilities Funding

Write Senate Appropriations Chairman Kevin de Le὚n TODAY and urge him to pass AB 948 off of the Suspense File. This important bill will allow more charter schools that serve low income students to apply for facilities funding.

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