April 2015

Registration for Conference 2016 is Now Open: Don't Miss This Opportunity to Save!

Let’s celebrate National Charter School Week all month! To help you celebrate and to kick-off the 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference’s return to Southern California—CCSA is proud to offer the National Charter Schools Week Registration Special of $350. This flat rate is only available until May 31, 2015. Learn more and register today.

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Regional Meetings Coming to a City Near You: Register Today!

Whether this is your first time or you are a seasoned attendee at a Regional Charter Leader Meeting, we guarantee there is something special in store for you! Many meetings are scheduled. See the list and register today!

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FREE DVD of New Documentary: "Drawing Out Genius - The Art of Personalizing Education"

Energize Students and Escondido Charter High School is giving away FREE copies of their new documentary “Drawing Out Genius - The Art of Personalizing Education.”

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CCSA Answers: Process to Change a Charter School's Name

Question: What is the process for a charter school to change its name?

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Register Today! National Charter Schools Conference 2015

Register today for the National Charter Schools Conference (NCSC) being held June 21-24, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Did You Know? CCSA Offers Legal Services for Incorporation and Tax Exemption!

CCSA offers an Incorporation Services Program under which qualifying CCSA members can receive pro bono or reduced rate legal support with the incorporation and tax exemption process from outside attorneys.

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Join Us in Celebration of National Charter Schools Week May 3-9, 2015

During National Charter Schools Week students, parents, teachers, and communities will celebrate the many successes of public charter schools. Take advantage of this helpful toolkit, and be sure to join us at Advocacy Day on May 5.

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CCSA's Advocacy Day Registration Deadline Extended to Friday April 24!

Register for CCSA’s Annual Advocacy Day by April 24 and join hundreds of your charter public school colleagues in solidarity and advocate for pro-charter school positions on important bills, and help stop blatant attacks on charter schools.

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Free NWEA Webinar 4/21: Understanding MAP & Smarter Balanced Data

On April 21, 2015, NWEA will offer a free 45-minute webinar, sharing how Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) users can use preliminary Smarter Balanced data to help prepare for proficiency shifts.

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CCSA Answers: Required School Holidays

Question: Which holidays are mandated to be observed by our charter school?

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You're Invited: "Schools That Can" Annual Forum in Los Angeles

On May 18-19, Join Educators for a Conversation About Supporting L.A.’s Children

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Attend Advocacy Day May 5: Demonstrate the Collective Strength of the Charter School Movement

Read this letter from Howard Chan from Westlake Charter Schools, on why your voice is needed more than ever at Advocacy Day. Register by Friday, April 17!

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Celebrate the Power of Charter Schools May 3-9, 2015

Help us celebrate National Charter Schools Week! Join us at Advocacy Day and take advantage of our toolkit with helpful materials and a host of ideas to help you get involved in the festivities.

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CCSA Answers: Compliance with AB 1825, Sexual Harassment Training

Question: Are all charter schools required to hold sexual harassment training every two years, in compliance with AB 1825?

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Public Advocates Revisits Charter School Parent Participation Policies

Public Advocates has established protocol for schools wishing to be removed from the list that highlighted and called into question charter schools across the state with parent involvement policies.

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Register by April 17 to Attend Advocacy Day!

Apply what you learned at CCSA’s Conference in March and join us at our Annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento on Tuesday May 5, 2015 as we also celebrate National Charter Schools Week across California.

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April 2015 CEO MESSAGE

Read the April 2015 CEO Message from Jed Wallace.

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CCSA Answers: Possession of Permanent Cumulative Folders

Question: Can a student leaving a charter school to be privately home schooled take their original cumulative folder with them, or should the charter school make a copy and keep the original until another public school requests it?

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Prop 39 Applicants: Did the District Provide a Final Offer of Facilities?

Under the Prop. 39 regulations, school districts are required to make final offers of facilities to eligible charter schools by April 1. Charter schools must respond to these preliminary offers by May 1, or 30 days after the final offer whichever is later. For additional information and template response letters, click here.

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CCSA Conference 2015: Give Us Your Feedback and Win an iPad, Tour the New 2016 Website + Register for Advocacy Day!

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Last month CCSA hosted over 3,000 charter leaders, supporters and advocates at the 22st Annual California Charter Schools Conference, held March 16-19, 2015 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento. Be sure to check-out all of this year’s highlights from the event and to provide your feedback if you haven’t already. Want to attend another great CCSA Event? Join Us for Advocacy Day on May 5 to Fight Anti-Charter Legislation.

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L.A. Teachers: Attend May's TEDx Event

Education enthusiasts from across Los Angeles will gather at Loyola Marymount University’s 3rd annual TEDx conference on May 2nd. Will you be there?

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