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Gina Plate, CCSA Senior Special Education Advisor, Reappointed to Statewide Advisory Commission on Special Education
CCSA's Senior Special Education Advisor Gina Plate has been reappointed to the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE).From: In the News.Published January 4, 2016.Last Modified January 4, 2016.
Sara James from Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning (SAEL) wins CCSA's STAR award!From: In the News.Published January 4, 2016.Last Modified January 4, 2016.
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. Both the guide and the Oakland Post story that followed only served to mislead families seeking quality education options for their children. While OUSD has acknowledged their error, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) believes it is essential to clarify to the community that charter schools support all Oakland students, of all abilities.From: In the News.Published December 15, 2015.Last Modified December 16, 2015.
New publication serves as a tool for charter school leaders, advocates, and policy makers to better understand the funding mechanisms for special education services for students in charter public schools.From: In the News.Published November 2, 2015.Last Modified November 2, 2015.
In this free webinar learn best practices for how to manage when the latest technological enhancement to your academic program is not accessible to students or parents with disabilities. The webinar also offers 1.5 California participatory MCLE credits.From: In the News.Published October 9, 2015.Last Modified October 16, 2015.
Gina Plate, CCSA Sr. Special Education Advisor, Re-elected Chair of Statewide Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE)
CCSA's Sr. Special Education Advisor, Gina Plate, has been re-elected as the Chair of the California Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE). Also, apply to be nominated for the Commission!From: In the News.Published June 25, 2015.Last Modified June 25, 2015.
Read CCSA's new report challenging the notion that charter public schools serve fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools.From: In the News.Published April 15, 2015.Last Modified April 14, 2015.
CCSA Works with Statewide Special Education Task Force to Improve Outcomes for Students With Disabilities
Statewide Special Education Task Force releases new report, "One System: Reforming Education to Serve ALL Students."From: In the News.Published March 10, 2015.Last Modified March 10, 2015.
Rocketship Los Sueños Academy, an LEA for special education purposes, offers a collaborative model that is effectively meeting the needs of all students.From: In the News.Published November 4, 2014.Last Modified November 27, 2014.
Read Response to "Charter Schools May Affect Quality of Education for Disabled Students"From: In the News.Published June 20, 2014.Last Modified June 20, 2014.
Gina Plate, CCSA Senior Special Education Advisor, Elected Chair of Statewide Advisory Commission on Special Education
Gina Plate named Chair of California Advisory Commission on Special Education.From: In the News.Published May 9, 2014.Last Modified May 9, 2014.
On March 6, 2014, Ed Source posted an article "Special education needs a 'do-over,' state panel told." Read CCSA's response to this post.From: In the News.Published March 10, 2014.Last Modified March 10, 2014.
On November 27, 2013, the East Bay Express published an opinion piece, "Oakland Needs a Moratorium on Charter Schools." CCSA wrote the following response.From: In the News.Published December 2, 2013.Last Modified December 2, 2013.
San Diego Cooperative Charter School places a high value on the full inclusion of all students, including those eligible for special education services. However, they had challenges and frustrations with the structure for special education delivery. Learn how they worked with others to create a new option and how it has benefited their school community.From: In the News.Published October 28, 2013.Last Modified October 28, 2013.
Gina Plate, CCSA's Senior Advisor for Special Education and Vice President of California's Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE), recently had the pleasure of joining a three-day bus tour coordinated by Senator Carol Liu (52nd District - Pasadena) featuring community schools. She shared this report from the field.From: In the News.Published October 21, 2013.Last Modified October 21, 2013.
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In January 2011, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education voted unanimously to restructure the existing Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) to provide charter schools a new option with full responsibility, flexibility and autonomy for serving students with disabilities.From: In the News.Published June 26, 2013.Last Modified August 8, 2013.
In the past, students with special needs were separated from their classmates and pushed into separate classes and schools. Over the past decade, educators have moved from exclusion towards inclusion. But how do you design a school program to support that approach? In 2010, PUC Schools piloted a new model - see their successes to date and what they've learned.From: In the News.Published June 17, 2013.Last Modified June 17, 2013.
Did you know that CCSA has over 50 online resources dedicated to special education?You will find an array of resource guides, fact sheets and online training videos covering a wide range of special education topics.From: In the News.Published May 30, 2013.Last Modified June 25, 2013.
CCSA's special education team has recently had the pleasure of learning about the Da Vinci Charter Academy's program. In the 9th year of operation, the school achieves tremendous success with unique populations through a project-based learning approach to instruction.From: In the News.Published April 2, 2013.Last Modified April 2, 2013.
"Shelby is 13 and she's in 6th grade, and up until last year, she was never in any grade," says her mom. Thanks to Aspire Alexander Twilight College Preparatory Academy, that's no longer the case.From: In the News.Published October 18, 2012.Last Modified July 17, 2013.
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