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  • Top 10: Most Popular Videos of 2011


    Throughout 2011, CCSA posted more than 40 videos to our YouYube channel, defining the charter school movement, highlighting inspiring figures within it, and allowing students, staff and leaders to explain the tough issues facing California's charter schools. From San Diego to Sacramento, from timelapse to interviews to animated pieces-- CCSA videos run the gamut.

    From: In the News.Published December 28, 2011.Last Modified January 10, 2012.
  • 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference Breaks Attendance Record; Focused on Connecting Charter School Leaders, Educators, Parents and Supporters


    The 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference gathered more than 3,000 charter leaders, educators, advocates, parents, supporters, and more to San Diego this year, offering services, advice, and information to encourage charter growth and sustainability. The annual conference hosted an array of leaders, including L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former California Secretary of Education Richard Riordan, as well as interactive panels and sessions on various education issues.

    From: In the News.Published March 10, 2011.Last Modified March 10, 2011.
  • Fresno isn't Waiting for "Superman"


    In Fresno, the California Charter Schools Association parented with the United Way of Fresno County and the Fresno Unified School District to organize a special screening of Waiting for "Superman."

    From: In the News.Published November 29, 2010.Last Modified January 3, 2011.
  • Celebrating Teachers with a Special Ticket Offer


    The team behind Waiting for "Superman" has announced that theater owners are offering teachers who show their credentials at the box office the chance to buy tickets to the film at a reduced rate.

    From: In the News.Published November 15, 2010.Last Modified November 23, 2010.
  • Waiting for Superman on Nov. 15 with Director Davis Guggenheim


    The charter school community is invited to a screening of the new documentary, *Waiting for "Superman,"* and town hall event this Monday, Nov. 15, at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood.

    From: In the News.Published November 12, 2010.Last Modified November 12, 2010.
  • 10/22/10 Charter News Round-Up


    Charter school news for the week ending October 22, 2010.

    From: In the News.Published October 22, 2010.Last Modified October 22, 2010.
  • Union-Tribune Response: Focus on Reform, Not Lotteries


    The San Diego Union-Tribune has published several opinion pieces recently in regards to the Waiting for "Superman" documentary, which highlights the use of lotteries by charters where enrollment is oversubscribed. In none of these U-T pieces did the author correctly inform readers that charter schools must use lotteries mandated by both federal and state law when the number of applicants for their school exceeds the seats available.

    From: In the News.Published October 22, 2010.Last Modified October 22, 2010.
  • Getting to Know: James Wilcox, CEO of Aspire Public Schools


    If you tuned in to Oprah earlier this month, you would have seen Bill Gates talking about the new documentary Waiting For "Superman" and what's wrong in public education. You would also see, in the front row, a group of charter school leaders, including James Willcox, CEO of Aspire Public Schools, whose programs were held up as an example of what a great school can be. We sat down with James to hear about his involvement with the movement, his brush with fame on "Oprah," and his thoughts on "Superman."

    From: In the News.Published October 19, 2010.Last Modified October 14, 2010.
  • 10/8/10 Charter News Round-Up


    Charter school news for the week ending October 8, 2010.

    From: In the News.Published October 8, 2010.Last Modified October 8, 2010.
  • Join the Waiting for "Superman" Virtual Town Hall


    You are Invited to a Virtual Town Hall on Public Education in America. Join Arianna Huffington, Joel Klein, Davis Guggenheim, and others in a conversation with online participants across the country as they discuss Waiting for "Superman" and the topic that has America talking. The Town Hall will take place Friday, October 8, at 4:00 p.m. PDT.

    From: In the News.Published October 7, 2010.Last Modified October 7, 2010.
  • Live from New York City... The Movie Review


    Cameron Curry is Executive Director of The Classical Academies organization, which is made up of three successful public charter schools in San Diego County. He also serves as the Independent Study Schools Representative on CCSA's. Here, he shares his review of Waiting for "Superman," a documentary that has everyone talking about education reform.

    From: In the News.Published October 7, 2010.Last Modified October 7, 2010.
  • Don't Wait for "Superman"


    Waiting for "Superman" is a powerful and courageous film. It shows that great schoolscome from great teachers. And it exposes the forces that deny children more of both. The California Charter Schools Association is an official partner of the Done Waiting Advocacy Coalition and we want you to support it too.

    From: In the News.Published October 5, 2010.Last Modified October 5, 2010.
  • CCSA Partners with San Diego Film Festival on "Superman"


    CCSA has partnered with the San Diego Film Festival to offer charter school supporters discounts on the festival's many offerings. The Festival is showing Waiting for "Superman" at 7:30 p.m. on October 1 at the Gaslamp Theatre (701 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101). After the film, Guggenheim will answer questions during a session moderated by Christa Coleman, the school leader from KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy.

    From: In the News.Published September 22, 2010.Last Modified September 22, 2010.
  • As "Superman" Premieres, Summit Petition is Denied


    During the same week that Waiting for "Superman" premieres across the nation, a petition by Redwood City's Summit Public Schools to open a new high-quality charter school in San Jose's East Side Union High School District has been denied. Summit Prep is one of the five schools featured in "Superman;* it also was recently ranked by Newsweek magazine as among the top 100 schools in the nation.

    From: In the News.Published September 22, 2010.Last Modified September 22, 2010.
  • California Charter Schools Win Big with Oprah


    In a show devoted to the upcoming documentary "Waiting for Superman", Oprah recognized six charter school networks throughout the nation with a $1 million donation from her Angel Foundation. In California, the award will go to Aspire Public Schools, which operates some 30 charter schools in cities like East Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Sacramento. The schools serve more than 10,000 students, a majority of which come from low-income neighborhoods.

    From: In the News.Published September 21, 2010.Last Modified September 21, 2010.
  • Looking for Super Educators


    Do you know an incredible teacher or principal who is leading the way in fighting for great schools in Los Angeles? The new documentary, Waiting for "Superman, which hits theaters in L.A. on Sept. 24, is an opportunity to engage the public in education reform. The movie's promotions team has now launched an LA-focused website where they will be profiling local educators. We invite you to pitch someone to be featured or to suggest other content for their site.

    From: In the News.Published September 15, 2010.Last Modified September 14, 2010.
  • "Waiting for Superman" Kicks Off a National Conversation


    This blog post by CCSA President and CEO Jed Wallace about Waiting for "Superman," a new education documentary in theaters this fall, originally appeared on

    From: In the News.Published September 8, 2010.Last Modified September 13, 2010.
  • "Waiting for Superman" Starts Conversation About Public Education


    "Waiting for Superman" offers an exhaustive review of public education, surveying drop out factories and academic sinkholes, methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. The film also explores innovative approaches taken by education reformers and charter schools that have refused to leave their students behind.

    From: In the News.Published August 5, 2010.Last Modified August 11, 2010.
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