November 2016

"Far From the Tree" Author Andrew Solomon Will Be a Keynote Speaker at the CCSA Conference in March

We are thrilled to announce that author Andrew Solomon will be our keynote speaker at the opening plenary session at The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference. Solomon will talk about his book “Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity.”

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Application for Voya Unsung Heroes 2017 Award is Now Available

Do you or does someone you know have a creative, unique educational program that is helping students reach new heights? Or is there a program you’d like to implement, if only you had the proper funding? Fill out the linked application and apply for an award today.

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Best Practices to Protect Your School from Liability and to Maximize Your Flexibility Webinar Coming Next Week!

This informative and interactive webinar will include guidance on California sick leave law, best practices on board oversight of employees, structuring employment agreements, and essential employment practices and policies.

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Teach For America San Diego: Innovation In Education Awards Nominations

Do you know an innovative educator or leader? Nominate them for one of Teach for America San Diego’s Innovation in Education awards! Due January 10, 2017. Learn more here.

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Save the Date: December 15 - State School Facilities Bond Webinar

Join CCSA in a webinar on December 15 on Proposition 51, the K-14 School Facilities Bond that provides $500M for charter school facilities. Participants will learn more about how charter schools can participate in the State Bond program and support CCSA in its effort to improve the program for charter schools. Learn more.

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CCSA Answers: Claiming ADA for Students Who Joined Protests

Question: Most of our students walked out of school after first period to join the recent election protests. Can we still claim ADA for them since they attended school for part of the day?

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NEW Tool! 25 Days of Charter Schools on Social Media

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) has developed a social media content calendar in response to member requests that is designed to help members supplement their social media strategies with Twitter and Facebook posts that highlight why #charterswork.

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Download Your School's New 2016-17 Academic Accountability Reports

Annually, CCSA publishes Academic Accountability Reports that show the results of every charter public school based on CCSA’s accountability framework. New 2016-17 reports are now available for download.

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Last Chance to Sign Up for the LA Charter School Night with the LA Clippers by November 15

Charter schools across Los Angeles are invited to join the 3rd Annual Charter School Night with the LA Clippers. The Clippers will graciously reserve a limited amount of tickets exclusively for charter students and families. The event will take place Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:30pm. Please see the attached flyer to reserve your group tickets by November 15, 2016.

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CCSA Answers: Budget Submission Requirements

Question: Is there a legal requirement that we provide our draft or final budgets to our charter authorizer by a certain date? Or, is this just subject to terms of the memorandum of understanding with the charter authorizer?

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Cast Your Vote on Tuesday, November 8!

The November 8 Statewide General Election is on Tuesday, November 8. Find your polling place and be sure to visit our sister organization, CCSA Advocates, to learn more about candidates and their support for charter schools like yours, as well as positions on several statewide and local ballot measures. Read more.

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Help Spread the Word About National School Choice Week 2017 (1/22-1/28)

National School Choice Week (1/22-1/28) is coming soon and there are already more than 16,000 events commemorating education choice across the country. To learn about how you can help spread the word about this week and share your events, click here.

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