Regions: Bay Area, North Coast, Central Coast

Post-North Bay Wildfire Support: Career Technical Education Programs

Emergencies, like the recent California fires, can hinder a charter school’s ability to provide Career Technical Education services to students. If your school is affected, California’s Career Technical Education Leadership and Instructional Services Office (CTELISO) is here to support. Learn more.

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Bay Area Regional Meetings

Please join us this week on Wednesday, May 24 and Friday, May 26 for Bay Area Regional Meetings in Santa Rosa and the Central Coast, respectively. Learn more and register today!

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Regional Meetings for SoCal and Bay Area Schools to Improve Community Engagement Programs

The National Network of Schools in Partnership, a non-profit organization working to help schools install, improve and enhance community engagement and partnership programs, is offering SoCal and Bay Area charter schools the opportunity to learn best practices on how to increase their reciprocal, meaningful and sustainable community engagement programs.

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Bay Area Facilities Advocacy Committee Meeting on Jan. 26

CCSA is hosting a workshop on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Oakland with charter leaders from across the Bay Area to discuss facilities advocacy strategies and to plan actions in support of equitable facilities for all schools. Learn more and register here.

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Bay Area Charters: You're Invited to the 3rd Annual Charter School Night with the Golden State Warriors

EdTec and the 2015 NBA Champions, the Golden State Warriors, are proud to present the third annual Charter School Night on Dec. 20! All Bay Area Charter schools are invited to purchase discounted tickets for their schools to watch the Warriors play the Utah Jazz. Learn more.

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Sonoma County Charter SELPA Now Accepting New Members

The Sonoma County Charter SELPA (SCC-SELPA) is now accepting new members! The SCC-SELPA provides a SELPA membership option for charter schools in the the Bay Area, Sacramento area, and coastal regions as far south as Big Sur. Don’t miss the opportunity to gain support for your special education services.

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Op-Ed: Charter Schools Association Responds to School District Errors in Oakland Post

Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) recently published its annual “Enrollment Options Guide,” which was intended to be a resource for local families. However, the publication contained numerous errors and excluded the fact that charter public schools support students with special needs as well as those who are English Learners.

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Bay Area Teacher Training Institute Announces Launch of New Educational Leadership Program

The Bay Area Teacher Training Institute announces the launch of a new Educational Leadership Program, offered in partnership with The University of the Pacific Benerd School of Education. Learn more.

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External Opportunity: May 1: "It Can be Done: Convening on School Turnaround"

What would it take for the lowest-performing schools in the Silicon Valley to become great? Come find out what’s being done across the country at this special event to jumpstart local efforts on this critical issue.

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Lunch & Learn: Common Core Implementation - Oakland

Join us for the session, “Keeping up with Common Core Implementation,” coordinated by your Regional Director and offered by CCSA Vendor Member, EdTec.

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Lunch & Learn: Common Core Implementation - Santa Rosa

Join us for the session, “Keeping up with Common Core Implementation,” coordinated by your Regional Director and offered by CCSA Vendor Member, EdTec.

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Just Around the Corner: Finance Academy Part One

This in-person workshop, offered in the Bay Area, the Central Valley and Los Angeles, will assist charter schools that are engaged in the strategic planning process work toward long-term sustainability.

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Finance Academy: Part One Coming Soon!

This in-person workshop, offered in the Bay Area, the Central Valley and Los Angeles, will assist charter schools that are engaged in the strategic planning process work toward long-term sustainability.

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KIPP releases "Teach in San Jose" Video

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To create great new schools, you need great teachers. That’s why KIPP and Rocketship have teamed up on a great new video highlighting why it’s great to teach in San Jose.

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Parent Empowerment Act Webinar - November 21!

Learn about the Parent Empowerment Act and how parents can organize and advocate for a quality education.

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External Opportunity: FREE Symposium on Common Core Standards and Technology: San Jose & Los Angeles

Join education leaders in either San Jose or Los Angeles for a one-day event focused on effective integration of technology into instruction to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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Parents Come Learn About Math and the Common Core - November 21

What are the Common Core State Standards in Math? Come learn how parents can support their child’s success in mathematics.

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Don't Miss CCSA's FREE Common Core Institute!

Still have questions about Common Core? This in-person workshop is presented by The Center for College and Career Readiness, in partnership CCSA.

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Calling All Teachers! Education Career Development Fair: October 12

Participate in career development workshops, learn about 13 San Jose charter organizations, and hear a keynote address from Alicia Herald, founder of MyEd Match.

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Discuss Student Self-Worth, Engagement and Purpose with Dr. Russell Quaglia on October 9

Join the Pearson Foundation and Seneca Family of Agencies for a discussion led by a leader on the development and achievement of student aspirations.

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Register Now: Charter Teacher Development Opportunity

San Jose’s charter schools are offering a teacher workshop on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Learn more about what these schools have to offer teachers and kids.

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External Opportunity: East Bay Charter Connect - Common Core Symposium

The theme of this year’s Symposium is Deeper Learning through Common Core: Emerging Practices.

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June 7-9: Rethink Schooling and Design the School of the Future at Startup Weekend

Do you have ideas about how school should be changed that you want to see put into action? Do you like challenging long-standing assumptions about “how things are”? If so, don’t miss “Startup Weekend” - just 120 seats available and it’s expected to sell out!

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Sign up for the 2013 Summer Educator Institute Focused on Social-Emotional Learning

Join fellow charter leaders and teachers at the 2013 Summer Educator Institute June 17 - 21, 2013 to discuss strategies around taking social-emotional learning school-wide. You will have the opportunity to swap ideas, get support for your classroom challenges, and practice strategies with middle-school colleagues.

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Interested in School Leadership? Join Us for Happy Hour!

Join us on either April 15 or April 16 for a happy hour hosted by CCSA and Building Excellent Schools to learn more about the BES Fellowship program and starting a charter school.

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Opportunity to Talk to YOUR State Legislators-May 8th!

Let your voice be heard! Join charter leaders and parents from our region at the State Capitol in Sacramento on May 8.

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20th Anniversary Advocacy Day - Join Us & Speak up for Charter Schools!

Let your voice be heard! Join charter leaders and parents from the Bay Area, North Coast and Central Coast regions at the State Capitol in Sacramento on May 8.

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New Publication 'Oakland Achieves' - A Public Education Progress Report

Four of Oakland’s leading community and education organizations have joined to produce Oakland Achieves - A Public Education Progress Report

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Start-Up Circle featuring Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School in San José

Learn more about the process of starting a school, supports available to teams interested in starting a school, and connect with others who also want to see more high-quality schools in the Bay Area.

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Pro Bono Service Grants Available Through the Taproot Foundation - Deadline: March 1, 2013

If you are looking to build your internal capacity, consider applying for a Service Grant from The Taproot Foundation. The next deadline for submission is March 1, 2013.

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Facilities Continues to be the Number One Challenge Cited by Charter Operators in Santa Clara County

Did you know that there are a handful of charter networks in Santa Clara County that are leasing private buildings AND using district facilities for multiple schools?

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Rocketship Education featured on PBS NewsHour

Rocketship, which currently has 7 schools in San José, was recently featured on PBS NewsHour.

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Local Education Nonprofits Making a Significant Impact

Aspire Public Schools, Lighthouse Community Charter, and KIPP Bay Area Schools (KIPP Bridge) were recently recognized for their significant impact by education experts on the Local Education 2012 Philanthropedia list.

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Two New Schools Approved in the South Bay

Join us in congratulating KIPP Bay Area, Summit Public Schools and Navigator Schools who all had schools recently approved in the south bay!

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Save the Date: South Bay Charter Leader Regional Meeting

Mark your calendars for the upcoming charter leader regional meeting on January 31, 2012, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm! This is a great opportunity to network with other charters leaders, discuss local issues, and get pertinent budget and legislative information.

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Free Flu Shot for Children Ages 4-18 in San Francisco Bay Area

The “Shoo The Flu” program is offering San Francisco Bay Area children ages 4 through 18 a free flu shot, at participating Target Pharmacy locations.

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Oakland K-12 Next Generation Learning Models Grant Opportunity

The Rogers Family Foundation (RFF) requests the submission of grant applications for whole school next generation learning models at the K-12 level.

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Free Registration for Common Core Institutes Courtesy of the Center for College & Career Readiness

Thanks to the Center, grant-funded registration is being made available for all CCSA members’ instruction & teacher-leader teams to the upcoming California Institutes hosted by The Common Core Institute (up to three registrations per school).

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CCSA Launches Start-Up Circle

CCSA is launching a Start-Up Circle in the Bay Area! You are invited to join other educators, parents, and community leaders to learn more about the process of starting a charter school and to discuss the landscape throughout the Bay…

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Oct. 18: Are You Ready for the "Great California ShakeOut?"

Make sure that your school community is prepared for emergencies and plan out your participation for this important event next week.

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Roseland Charter School Wins $150,000 Education Grant from AT&T

Supporting excellence in education at Roseland Public Schools in Sonoma County, Roseland Charter School has been selected to receive a $150,000 contribution from AT&T’s Aspire Program to support the school’s Destination College Program.

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Oakland Non-Partisan Voter Guides

Families That Can has created easy-to-read, nonpartisan voter guides to help you learn more about the candidates running for school board in a variety of communities across the state, including Oakland.

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New Videos Featuring Oakland Educators and Parents!

CCSA recently had the pleasure of shooting video with several long-time charter school leaders and a couple of parents in Oakland. Find out what they had to say about the impact of charter schools and their hopes for the future of the movement.

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Oct. 12: Join us for a Community Action Meeting in San Jose

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Charter Schools Act and charter parents who are leaders with PACT (People Acting in Community Together) and CCSA, in collaboration with the SJ Consortium, are organizing a Community Action Meeting to build more support from community leaders, show the success of charters in increasing student achievement, and the need for more excellent schools for kids.

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Join us Oct. 13 for our 20th Anniversary Celebration in Oakland

Did you know that it has been 20 whole years since the enactment of the Charter Schools Act in California? Please join us, on Saturday, October 13 at beautiful Preservation Park to commemorate this great milestone. Will your school participate? Let us know as soon as possible!

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Oakland Welcomes Lazear, Learning Without Limits, and ASCEND

CCSA and the Oakland charter community is proud to welcome three new charters to the Oakland landscape.

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New Location for San Jose Charter Leader Meeting!

The location for the San Jose Charter Leader Regional Meeting has changed. We will now gather at Rocketship Alma Academy.

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Upcoming San Jose Area Charter Leader Meeting and Rocketship School Tour!

We don’t get together often and there is a lot going on in areas such as budget/economic crisis, legislation, school board elections, and common core so it will be especially valuable to see everyone.

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Important Dates and Deadlines for Oakland: Regional Meetings, Anniversary Celebration Rally Prop. 39 and More

Get all the details here!

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An Oakland Update: Lots to Share

Updates from Regional Director David Castillo on cash flow challenges, CIVICS, OUSD SELPA changes, the upcoming Oakland Regional meeting and more.

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An Important Update from Bay Area Regional Director, Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn

It is with mixed emotions that I am letting you know that I will be leaving CCSA to take on a new opportunity beginning June 25.

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Parents Come Together to Build Garden at San Jose Charter School

Parents from Bullis Charter School in Los Altos recently partnered with parents at Escuela Popular in San Jose to build a new garden and play structure.

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See you at the San Jose Area Charter Meeting on May 24!

We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Spring Regional Meeting on May 24th. Our agenda includes opportunities to engage with each other around the use of data, School Board Election Information and Dos and Don’ts for non-profits, and Need- to-Know-Now Budget and legislative updates.

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SF and Oakland Regional Meetings This Week

We look forward to seeing all San Francisco and Oakland Charter Leaders at our Spring Regional Meetings on May 15 and 16.

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Northern CA Charters Named among Top 100 US Schools!

A huge shout-out to the 10 charter schools in Northern California that made the list of U.S. News and World Report Top US Schools. Congratulations to the students, faculty and parents of these schools! We are proud of your accomplishments and hard work. See the list of honorees.

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San Francisco Charter Leaders Meeting - Date Change

Get the details on the next regional meeting, now scheduled for May 16.

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Public TV Station Looking for Engaged Teachers for Advisory Board

KQED Do Now is a weekly activity for high school students to explore current issues using Twitter for learning. It is an excellent opportunity for educators to integrate civic engagement and digital citizenship skills into the curriculum.

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Transitions for CCSA Oakland Regional Director

It is with mixed feelings that we announce today that Kate Nicol will be leaving CCSA on May 18.

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A Shout Out to Bay Area Charter Schools!

April 25: Free Governance Academy in the Bay Area

This is the workshop charter school board members DON’T want to miss! Find out everything you need to know to be a responsible steward of your school from the Brown Act to financial and academic oversight.

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Save the Date: Regions 1 and 5 May Regional Meetings

Please mark your calendars for our Spring Regional Meeting. I am looking forward to meeting as many members as possible!

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Parents from Vincent Academy Featured by Families That Can

Vincent Academy was the only new charter school to open in Oakland this year. Meet a couple of the parents who are excited to have this option for their son, featured this week on the Families That Can website!

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Gateway High School Receives AT&T Grant for Drop-out Prevention Program

Gateway will use the award to continue to fund a 9th grade seminar to help students adjust to high school and learn organizational skills, note-taking and drug and alcohol awareness.

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Upcoming San Jose Area Spring Charter Meeting Featuring DCP Alum Rock

Thanks for your feedback on the winter regional meeting. Based on your input, visiting a school site is definitely preferred (Latino College Prep Academy, our winter host, was a big hit!) and the end of May is a good time for a Spring meeting.

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Welcome to Kristen McCaw!

Kristen, who has both nonprofit management and charter-focused education reform experience, recently joined CCSA as the School Development Manager for Northern California.

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Open Enrollment for Bay Area Special Ed JPA: April 1 - May 4

Interested charters from the Bay Area, including Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, can still enroll in the recently created Bay Area Special Education Joint Powers Authority.

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Mar. 27: Intensive Finance Academy in Hayward

This on-site workshop will assist charter schools that are engaged in the strategic planning process, working toward long-term sustainability. It is for charter school board members and business managers, especially those working with business service providers.

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Great Opportunity for Oakland Juniors and Seniors

The Oakland Rotary Enterprise Institute treats students to 2.5 days near Santa Cruz to learn about business startups, business management, critical thinking, presentations, teamwork and teamwork, as tied to academics.

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Three California Charter Schools Honored as EPIC National Charter Consortium 2012 Award Winning Schools

Three California charter schools are being honored as Silver Silver Gain Schools: Leadership Public Schools Hayward; Leadership Public Schools Richmond; and Voices College-Bound Language Academy (San Jose)

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Welcome John Glover as new Member Council Representative for Region 4!

John has experience throughout the Bay Area charter community with a focus on Oakland and now San Jose, and we are very excited to welcome him to this role.

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Mar. 13: Charter Teachers: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Learn about a local initiative to help combat the dropout crisis in Oakland.

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New SELPA for Region 1 - Deadline Approaches

Dissatisfied with your special education arrangements? Seeking increased autonomy, flexibility and access to funding? Read on for important updates and timelines.

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March 27: Intensive Finance Academy in Hayward

Got questions about charter school finances? Don’t miss CCSA’s 4-hour in-depth Finance Academy which is offered just once a year! This workshop will assist charter schools and developers in all phases of financial management and is designed for schools that are working toward long-term sustainability.

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Santa Clara County Announces New Superintendent!

When the Board started the candidate search process, some board members stated that they wanted a “game changer”…

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Greetings from Your New Managing Regional Director

I am looking forward to meeting many of you at next week’s conference. Please come up and say hello!

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OUSD Board Watch

The February 8th OUSD Board meeting was eventful (as usual).

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Successful San Jose Area Regional Meeting!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great regional meeting. Read on for an overview of what we covered and links to key materials.

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How Does Your Prop 39 Rate Compare?

Everyone who submitted a request for facilities under Prop 39 should have received a preliminary offer from their district by February 1 and, as a reminder, charters only have a few short weeks to respond (by March 1).

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Connect with Local Charter Leaders At the Charter Schools Conference

Hard to believe that the 19th Annual Charter Conference is only one week away! Please plan to join colleagues from around the Bay Area to gear up for the Funding Equity Rally and connect on issues specific to our region….

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Announcing the new Managing Regional Director for the Bay Area Region

We are pleased to announce that Elaine Guarnieri-Nunn has joined CCSA as the new Managing Regional Director for the San Francisco Bay Area region, which includes all of northwestern California.

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For Charters, By Charters

A partner organization of the CCSA Oakland Charter Schools Collaborative, East Bay Charter Connect, hosted its first annual symposium for charter school teachers and leaders on January 27, 2012 at the Oakland Military Institute. The 200 attendees from 12 schools…

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Regional Meeting Success!

We had over 30 participants and it was wonderful to have so many charter schools from Alameda and Contra Costa counties represented.

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Superintendent Search Update (Santa Clara County Office of Education)

The SCCBOE has approved more charters than any other county office board in California so it is critical for the entire movement that the new superintendent sees charters as essential and as partners in improving public education.

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San Jose Area Regional Meeting is Only a Few Days Away (Feb. 9, 10 a.m. at Latino College Prep)!

There is a lot going on in our area not to mention across the state so it is an important time for us to be getting together.

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CCSA Regional Meeting in Oakland

Jed Wallace, Gary Borden and Alice Miller of CCSA will be joining us to drive the discussion around legislation, budget, accountability, and advocacy deeper.

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OUSD Board Watch

At lot has transpired over the course of the last few OUSD Board meetings: new petitions, conversions, approvals. Read all about it!

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Congratulations to Rocketship Education's CEO!

John Danner, Rocketship Education’s CEO, was recently named one of the top 12 educators to watch in 2012 in Time Magazine. Congratulations!

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RSVP for February 9 South Bay Charter Leader Meeting!

We’re looking forward to see you on February 9 at Latino College Prep in San Jose!

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California Supreme Court Denies District's Bid to Overturn Prop. 39 Decision

The California Supreme Court denied Los Altos School District’s requests that the Court accept review and depublish the appellate decision which sided with Bullis Charter School, finding that the District had violated Proposition 39, a law that requires school districts to provide “reasonably equivalent facilities” to charter schools.

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See you all for our winter regional meeting on February 7th!

Alameda County regional meeting is coming up soon!

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South Bay Charter Leader Winter Meeting

Thank you to Latino College Prep who will be hosting our winter meeting!

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Rocketship Education Hoping for 20 New Schools in Santa Clara County

You are all invited to attend this historic vote on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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OUSD Board Watch

As anticipated, OUSD voted last week to close 5 elementary schools.

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Nov. 7: Bay Area Special Education JPA Upcoming Meeting

Interested charters from the Bay Area and surrounding counties are invited to learn more about the new Bay Area Special Education Joint Powers Authority.

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OUSD Releases New Prop. 39 Application Form

Request your facility now - OUSD has released the new Facilities Request Form!

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Register for the 2011 CASH/CCSA Charter School Facilities Workshops

Facilities workshop co-sponsored by the Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) and the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) will assist charter schools in addressing critical facilities issues.

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Two-Day Training Opportunity: Data Director Trainings

The ZOOM! team is holding two-day DataDirector trainings in both the Bay Area and Los Angeles within the next month.

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Oakland, Los Angeles Facilities Workshops are Right Around the Corner

Workshops being held in Oakland and Los Angeles will give an update on state funds available for charters, provide a road map for successfully accessing state funding, and look ahead to future funding and programs for charter facilities.

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KIPP is Making a Difference for African American Students in Oakland

Last week, one of our local charters, KIPP Bridge, was featured in CCSA’s report “Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap Closing Reform: The Success of California Charter Schools in Promoting African American Achievement”, which details the performance and enrollment trends of African American students in California’s public schools, including charter schools.

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Nov. 7: Mark your Calendars - Bay Area Special Education JPA Meeting

Calling interested charters from the Bay Area and surrounding Solano, Sonoma, Napa, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Contra Costa counties! Learn how a Special Education JPA can help your school.

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OUSD Board Watch

The OUSD board meeting on last Tuesday was a sight to be seen. Over 400 onlookers were present as the Board began reviewing the formal recommendations for restructuring the District. Emotions ran high as the board discussed the recommendation.

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Watsonville Regional Meeting Postponed

With apologies, we have decided to temporarily postpone the Watsonville regional meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow, Sept. 27, at the Watsonville Public Library.

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CCSA Bay Area Regional Meetings-October 4th and 5th

This past year charters were under attack in Sacramento and together we need to STOP the attempt to stifle innovation and curb charter growth. Please join us at the Charter Leader meeting in the South Bay (all are welcome) to provide your input on CCSA’s legislative 2011-2012 priorities.

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Summit Public Schools Receives Large Grant for Growth in Silicon Valley

On September 20 at a celebration marking the opening of two new schools in San Jose, Summit PS: Rainier and Summit PS: Tahoma, the Meg Whitman-Harsh Foundation announced Summit Public Schools as the recipient of a $2.5M grant.

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Free Charter School Governance Academy for Charter Leaders and Board Members

The California Charter School Governance Academy is a free, four hour intensive workshop designed to help school leaders and governing board members increase their knowledge of their ethical and legal obligations as stewards of public institutions. Sign up today for a workshop near you!

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Opportunity for Oakland Teachers

Costa Rica? Ghana? Mexico? Learn about fellowships for summer learning fellowship opportunities for preK-12 teachers.

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New Countywide Benefit Charter Policy-Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is developing criteria for approving Countywide Benefit Charters and your input is needed.

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Santa Clara County Gaining Momentum on District-Charter Compacts

Charter leaders in four communities in Santa Clara County are working with their districts to strengthen the charter environment and develop innovative solutions to better serve students across district and charter schools

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OUSD Board Watch

The OUSD Board held a special meeting last Wednesday evening to review the ten schools placed on the potential closures list.

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Fall Regional Meetings Just Around the Corner

East Bay and South Bay regional meetings are scheduled. Register today!

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Upcoming Regional Charter Leaders Meeting: Register Now!

It’s hard to believe, but Fall Regional Meetings are coming up fast. During this meeting, we look forward to collecting your input for CCSA’s 2012 legislative priorities. We will also discuss region-specific challenges and solutions.

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Sept. 17: Higher Education Summit for Foster Youth

The Higher Education Summit for Foster Youth is an event designed to motivate current foster youth in Santa Clara County to pursue higher education is scheduled for later this month.

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New Bay Area Special Education Joint Powers Authority

An enthusiastic and strong team of charter leaders recently met and decided to develop a Special Ed JPA with CCSA support. They are busy designing a unique JPA structure with a goal to help Bay Area schools like theirs better serve all students with special needs.

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Congratulations, Community and Conference!

There is lots to share this week: New schools opening in our region, opportunities collaborate with area principals and special “Don’t Miss!” deals on Conference registration.

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Did you know? OUSD Board Watch

A lot has been happening in this space… get the details and find out how to stay informed.

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Oakland: Principal for a Day

Schools, help build community relationships while giving participants a firsthand look at the daily challenges and opportunities of being an Oakland charter school principal.

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East Bay Principals' Opportunity

Principals, assistant principals, and district/CMO leaders thinking about principal professional development and school leadership teams are invited.

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South Bay Principals' Networking Opportunity

Principals, assistant principals, and district/CMO leaders thinking about principal professional development and school leadership teams are invited.

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Have you reached out to your OUSD or ACOE Board members lately?

If not, it is a good time to do so! The recent spate of denials at the District level in Oakland are concerning.

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Upcoming Bay Area Regional Charter Leaders Meeting: Register Now!

Hard to believe, but Fall Regional Meetings are coming up fast.

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You Can Help Stop Sacramento from Attacking Charters!

The most significant way to make sure that your legislators are working for your schools is to build a relationship with them.

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Mark Your Calendar for Fall Bay Area Regional Meetings

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Fall Charter Leader Regional Meetings! Bay Area meetings will take place at the end of September and beginning of October.

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Bay Area Special Ed and Renewal Initiatives Are Underway

CCSA provides state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and a variety of operational and support services to our members. Are you aware of these two CCSA initiatives taking place in the Bay Area?

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How to: Set Your Default "Region Page"

Save yourself a click! Did you know you it is easy to make a default regional selection on ccsa.org? It’s easy. Here’s how to do it.

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Charter School Educators Continue to Earn Financial Rewards through EPIC

In four years, EPIC (Effective Practices Incentive Program) has awarded nearly $7 million to over 1,600 educators in 57 high-gain schools nationwide. Learn how you can apply.

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Moving Forward on District-Charter Compacts in Santa Clara County

Parent leaders in San Jose see the importance of cultivating a common vision and are meeting with district board members and charter leaders to advocate for bold and actionable Compacts.

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New Startup School Receives COE Bridge Funding

Redwood Prep Charter School in Fortuna will open it’s doors - in part with some help from a bridge loan. Learn how this is relevant to your school too.

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Improving Special Education Services through a Bay Area JPA

Charter leaders throughout the Bay Area are exploring how to create a Bay Area Special Education Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to mitigate the challenges that many schools are facing with special education service delivery.

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San Francisco Charter Schools Receive Needed District, City Funds

City and district propositions are adding an additional $425 per student to the operating funds of the 13 operating charter schools in San Francisco, welcome news in these terrible economic times.

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Rocketship Education Petitions Districts Throughout the Bay Area

Rocketship has petitioned the County Office of Education to start an additional 20 schools over the next 5 years, adding to the five it already has open.

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Get the Latest State Budget Information

New information about Governor Brown’s veto of the budget.

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Families That Can Offers Tips on Connecting with Your Legislator

How can parents have an impact in Sacramento? How do you get a meeting with your legislator? What is the process for a proposed bill to become a law? Get the details from Families That Can.

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