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CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón Welcomes Governor Newsom, Superintendent Thurmond

January 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA - California Charter Schools Association's (CCSA) President and CEO Myrna Castrejón welcomed California Governor Gavin Newsom and Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond after both were sworn-in as new leaders in California today:

"We welcome Governor Newsom and Superintendent Thurmond and look forward to working with them to lift students and families up, while also confronting the very real issues that face California's public education system. For too long, California's families have fought for a public education system that will open the doors of opportunity for their children. More is needed to help our state's students succeed, including additional funding that will support teachers in the classroom and a system of accountability that invests in public schools that are serving students well."

About California's Charter Schools
California's charter schools are public schools built to put the needs of students first. Public, free, and open to all, charter schools are a growing and valuable part of our public education system. They offer a different approach -- one that is as unique as the kids they serve, one that puts kids above bureaucracy, and one that gives passionate teachers the flexibility to create dynamic lesson plans tailored to kids' individual needs. As a result, charter schools send more kids to college and are preparing more kids for the jobs of tomorrow.