Topics: Communications & Community Outreach

DACA. LGBTQ. Bullying. Learn how to address these & other issues in the new school year.

CCSA is sharing resources from our team and our partners in education to help you address the needs of your school community related to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, protections for LGBTQ youth, any policies that specifically affect Muslim families, and more.

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Keep Up the Momentum After National Charter Schools Week!

This week was National Charter Schools Week, and to kick off the annual opportunity to raise awareness about California’s amazing charter public schools, CCSA hosted more than 300 charter parents, leaders and advocates on Tuesday, May 2 at CCSA’s 2017 annual Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Though National Charter Schools week is over, there are still opportunities to keep the momentum going. Check out this toolkit of resources and ideas from CCSA and the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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Celebrate 2017 National Charter Schools Week!

This week is National Charter Schools Week, an annual opportunity to raise awareness about California’s amazing charter public schools. CCSA will be kicking off the week with Advocacy Day tomorrow, Tuesday, May 2 at the California State Capitol, where charter leaders and advocates will meet with local legislators to discuss issues facing charter schools in California. Learn more about other ways you can celebrate and raise awareness here.

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Registration Deadline Extended: Advocacy Day 2017

Join more than 400 charter school leaders, teachers, parents, and students at CCSA’s Advocacy Day on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 to discuss with your local legislators issues facing your charter school. Registration for Advocacy Day has been extended to Friday, April 21. Learn more about Advocacy Day and how to register here.

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Make Your Voices Heard at Advocacy Day: Register by April 15!

Join charter leaders, parents, teachers and students from across the state to take action in Sacramento at CCSA Advocacy Day 2017! Together we will show the strength and diversity of California’s charter school movement to our elected leaders in the State Capitol. Register by Saturday, April 15 - free for CCSA member schools!

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CDE Releases Communications Toolkit on the California School Dashboard Report

The California Department of Education (CDE) released a communications toolkit on the California School Dashboard Report featuring links to customizable materials designed to support districts and schools with their community engagement efforts. Click here to access the toolkit.

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CCSA Recognizes Sherwood Montessori For Collaboration with Local School District & Community

Sherwood Montessori, a Chico-based charter school, knows firsthand that “alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.” Learn about how this school used collaboration as the foundation for their success in securing an equitable Prop. 39 facility and funds to achieve their community relations goals

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CCSA Joins Stand for Children's Request to Extend DACA Program

CCSA and the charter community join Stand for Children’s request that federal officials work to provide immediate assurance that the DACA program be extended. Consider signing the letter today.

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Alliance of Black Parents, Education and Community Leaders Speak Up to Say: Charter Public Schools Work

CCSA is proud to partner with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (NAPCS) to support the Black leaders who have requested a meeting with the NAACP Board of Directors in response to the call for a moratorium on charter school growth.

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Educator as Advocate Symposium at LMU

Last week Loyola Law School hosted “The Educator as Advocate,” a symposium to discuss topics ranging from the impact of student records on criminal sentencing, school safety versus the over-policing of schools, trauma-informed education practices, and much more.

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Envision Academy Shapes College-Bound Storytellers and Achievers

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Since 2006, Envision Academy of Arts & Technology, a charter public school, has prepared high-school students to be effective and creative leaders by merging personalized curricula with adept storytelling in order to cultivate a project-based learning environment.

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Downtown College Prep: 95% of Students Enroll in College

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The proof-points tell DCP’s success story—95% of students enroll in college after high school and 10% return to DCP to serve as faculty and staff.

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Aspire Schools in Richmond: A Home of their Own

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What does success look like for a charter public school in Richmond, California? For starters, it means having a new, modern school site in which to learn. Add to the equation a site that accommodates two schools focused on academic performance for underserved students, and you have a recipe for success.

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Education is the Great Equalizer: Rocketship Fuerza

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At Rocketship Education’s Fuerza Community Prep, “ganas” is a core value along with responsibility, respect, empathy, and persistence. For a school located on the Eastside of San Jose that serves a population of students much like the East L.A. students depicted in Stand and Deliver, ganas is an apt value.

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