March 2018

Save the Date: California Science Test Academy for Educators

To support implementation of the California Science Test (CAST), the California Department of Education is partnering with Educational Testing Service and WestEd to offer a one-day CAST Academy for local educational agency (LEA) science educators. The CAST Academy will help participants develop a deeper understanding of the assessment design and expectations of the CAST, as well as provide information and activities to assist educators in their understanding and implementation the California Next Generation Science Standards and three-dimensional learning.

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CCSA Hosting Webinar on Legislation to Secure Equitable Funding for the Lowest Performing Subgroup

Join us on Thursday, March 22 from 11 am to noon to hear from incoming CCSA Board Chair Margaret Fortune about AB 2635, CCSA’s sponsored legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley Weber, Autumn Burke, and Mike Gipson. This legislation will provide additional funding and require greater accountability from K-12 public schools in support of the lowest performing subgroup of students in the state outside of students with special needs, which continues to be African American students.

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Preparing for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program: Application Requirements Webinar and Consultations

Do you have questions about how to complete the latest Public Charter Schools Grant Program application? Join a webinar on March 21 to learn more about the application and get your questions answered by Alice Miller, Managing Director of Knowledge Management (KM). You can also participate in a consultation with CCSA’s KM Team March 22-24.

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Los Angeles, Greater San Diego and Riverside Charters: Spring 2018 California Credit Union Teacher Grant program is now available

The spring 2018 California Credit Union Teacher Grant program is now available. California Credit Union will award 10 grants of $500 each to teachers within Los Angeles County. The grant is designed to assist educators by funding innovative learning opportunities for their students. For more information please see this flyer.

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Bay Area Charters: You're Invited to the 4th Annual Charter School Night with the Golden State Warriors

EdTec, a social venture that aims to develop, support and advance quality charter schools by delivering high-value support services and expertise, is inviting all Bay Area charter schools are invited to their 4th Annual Charter School Night with the Golden State Warriors!

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This Week: Explore How to Better Use the LCAP to Increase or Improve Services for Unduplicated Students

Don’t miss this free workshop, co-hosted by CCSA and the CCEE, that will show charter public schools how to use the Demonstration of Increased or Improved Services for Unduplicated Pupils (DIISUP) section of the LCAP to make better decisions with respect to actions and services targeted at unduplicated students.

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Grant Opportunity for Charter Schools to Implement and Enhance Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) was awarded a large grant to implement and enhance Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) statewide to support students’ academic, behavioral and social success. Charter schools are invited to apply for this grant. Learn more on our blog or attend an informational webinar on March 13.

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