October 2015

Save Over 95%: Sign Up for the Northern California NWEA MAP Workshop

Are you a school leader, curriculum leader or assessment coordinator in Northern California? Sign up to attend this new NWEA workshop at a fraction of the cost.

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CREDO Releases New National Study of Online Charter Schools

New research from a report recently released by Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) offers an analysis of the operations of online charter schools, their policy environments, and their impacts on student achievement. Conducted by three independent research institutions, the study is the most comprehensive examination of online charter schools to date.

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Find Your Next Great Vendor Partner in the Annual CCSA Conference Exhibit Hall

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CCSA looks forward to hosting close to 300 exhibiting companies at the 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference March 14-17, 2016 in Long Beach. These vendors provide the tools and resources to fit the unique and expanding needs of the charter movement. Browse and learn more using CCSA’s interactive exhibit hall tool to begin planning your time at conference.

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Over 580,000 Students Choose Charter Schools in 2015-16

Across the state, an estimated 581,100 students attend charter public schools for the 2015-16 school year. Additionally, 80 new charter schools opened their doors bringing the total number of charter schools in California to 1,230.

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Two NEW Documents to Support Common Core Implementation: The Mathematics Framework and The ELA/ELD Framework

The Consortium for the Implementation of the Common Core State Standards recently finished developing summaries of the curriculum frameworks for English Language Arts/ ELD and for Mathematics that charter schools may find useful.

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CCSA Answers: Status of the Public Charter Schools Grant Program

Question: I understand that California was not successful in receiving another round of Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) funding from the Department of Education. What does this mean for charter school developers going forward?

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Free CharterSAFE/EdTec Workshop In Burbank, Tuesday, Nov. 10

CharterSAFE and EdTec will host a free workshop about minimizing risk in charter school operations on Tuesday, Nov. 10 the Marriott Burbank Hotel.

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Upcoming Workshop: Charter Schools and Unions: Best Practices for Successful Labor Relations

The California Charter Schools Association is offering a workshop in partnership with Young, Minney and Corr, LLP, which will explore the rights and obligations of charter schools in responding to union campaigns.

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CCSA Answers: Must a 7th grader with an existing Religious Belief Waiver complete his immunization requirements before entering 9th grade?

Must a 7th grader with an existing Religious Belief Waiver complete his immunization requirements before entering 9th grade?

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PCSGP Application "How To" Webinar Coming Soon!

Got questions about how to complete the latest Public Charter Schools Grant Program application?

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CCSA PCSGP Application Consultations: November 16th through the 20th, by Appointment Only

CCSA’s Knowledge Management Team will be offering one-hour consultations on November 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th for any Member School that has questions related to completing the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) application.

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Truth: Thousands of parents are waiting for more charter schools!

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More and more families are demanding the charter school option as they learn that charter school students are doing better in school. Yet there is still an overwhelming unmet need for quality school options as over 158,000 students are on charter school waiting lists in California. Share the Truth About Charters and help dispel common myths that persist about California’s charter public schools.

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2016 CCSA Conference: Space is Filling Up, Book Your Room at a CCSA Host Hotel Today!

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While attending the 2016 Annual CCSA Conference and enjoying all that the Long Beach seaside community has to offer, please support CCSA by booking your room at one of our host hotels. Check out the top 10 reasons why staying with us is a great idea.

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Career Technical Education Grant Workshops

The California Department of Education will be offering a number of CTE Incentive Grant Information Sessions throughout the state through November 10.

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Help Choose the Next L.A. Superintendent

Content to share with your school community to help them weigh in on the search for LAUSD’s next superintendent.

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L.A. School Leaders & Teachers: Seminar on "Measures of Academic Progress"

Learn to access, interpret and apply Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) data at the school level and use this data to inform goal-setting and collaboration.

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CCSA Answers: Does AB 2706 "Schools: health care coverage: enrollment assistance" apply to charter schools?

Does AB 2706 “Schools: health care coverage: enrollment assistance” apply to charter schools?

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Media Workshop: Sharing the Charter School Story in San Diego - Oct. 29

Register today for CCSA’s FREE media workshop in San Diego and learn how to share your charter school’s story to key audiences.

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FREE Technology Accessibility Webinar Featuring Guest Speakers - October 27!

Learn best practices in this FREE webinar for how to manage when the latest technological enhancement to your academic program is not accessible to students or parents with disabilities. The webinar also offers 1.5 California participatory MCLE credits

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Truth: Charter schools are exceeding academically!

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Charter schools are delivering on the promise of a great public education, especially in under-served communities. Research shows that charter school students are learning more each year, and graduating ready for college at higher rates. Share the Truth About Charters and help dispel common myths that persist about California’s charter public schools.

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2016 CCSA Conference: Last Chance to Receive Early Bird Discount + Session Selector is Live - Vote Now!

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This Friday, October 23 is the deadline to register for the 23rd Annual Conference at CCSA’s Early Bird Registration Rate and to vote on your favorite presentation proposals. Learn more.

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Submit Your Prop 39 Facilities Request Now!

Don’t forget to submit your Prop. 39 Facilities request before November 1, 2015.

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2016 CCSA Conference: Register Now to Win a Two Night Stay and Additional Discounts Before Early Bird Registration Ends

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Register for the 23rd Annual Conference before October 23 to receive the Early Bird Registration Rate, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a complimentary two-night stay including dinner for two at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach. Learn More.

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Truth: Charter Schools Serve English Language Learners!

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A new report by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) finds that charter public schools are helping English Language (“EL”) students do better in school. Share the Truth About Charters and help dispel common myths that persist about California’s charter public schools.

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2015-16 Federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program Request for Applications

The California Department of Education (CDE) will be releasing the 2015-16 federal Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) Request for Applications (RFA) on or around October 16, 2015.

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CCSA Answers: Does AB 329 Pupil Instruction: Sexual Health Education apply to charter schools?

Does AB 329 Pupil Instruction: Sexual Health Education apply to charter schools?

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Announcing The California Charter Schools Buyers' Guide - 4th Edition!

Check out the new California Charter Schools Buyer’s Guide with a focus on technology.

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Nominations Open for CCSA's Special Education STAR Award!

The STAR Award offers an opportunity for you to highlight an outstanding individual or team demonstrating exemplary support to students with disabilities. Nomination deadline is November 14!

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CCSA Answers: 2015-16 Special Advance Apportionment

Where can I find out how much I will be receiving in my special advance apportionment, as either a new charter school, or as a charter school adding a grade level?

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Hot off the Press: Regional Meetings Near You.

Regional Meetings provide an opportunity to discuss how we can best support your schools, talk about your unique regional needs, and network with other charter leaders across your region.

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Truth: Charter Schools Serve ALL Students!

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Like California’s population, charter school students are incredibly diverse. Charter public schools have shown that students of all backgrounds can excel when given the opportunity. Share the Truth About Charters and help dispel common myths that persist about California’s charter public schools.

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Register Today for Special Education 201: Understanding and Exercising Your Options for Special Education Services

Join us for this session that will cover the Special Education MOU options available to you, and how to ensure that you have the flexibility you need in order to provide high quality special education services.

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2016 CCSA Conference: Final Week to Submit Proposals and Nominations by October 9

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The 23rd Annual California Charter Schools Conference is shaping up to be the largest charter school event in California’s history. Only one week remains to submit a proposal to present, nominate an outstanding teacher or volunteer and encourage high school seniors to apply for a $2,000 scholarship. Learn more!

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