Start Planning for the 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference

The 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference will be held March 7-10, 2011, at the San Diego Convention Center. Our theme for 2011 will be "The Future of California Public Education.''

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CCSA Applauds Federal Government Extension of Charter Schools Program and Selection of California as Race to the Top Finalist

The Federal government announced today that California is one of 18 finalists in Race to the Top Phase Two, as well as the approval of the Charter School Program renewal, which assists charter schools across the state with start-up cost. CCSA has worked diligently on both issues, and is excited for these steps forward.

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Teachers question district's abandonment of charter plan

When the San Bernadino City Unified School District decided to abandon a plan to turn six district campuses into charter schools, the San Bernadino Sun editorialized that the district missed a shot at innovation.

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Fresno Students "Graduating to New Digs"

This fall, students at Fresno's University High Charter Schools will start the school year in a new, modern building inside the Fresno State campus.

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"Educating Maria" highlights charter's work on LA's Skid Row

L.A. Weekly's feature story "Educating Maria" shares the story of how one school's dedicated staff work with families and communities to nurture students' promise.

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Changes Coming to Los Angeles Unified School District

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Ramon Cortines has confirmed that he will be stepping down from his position in the spring.

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Chico Charter School Gives Students iPads

A charter school in Chico moves into 21st Century classroom teaching, giving students iPads and promoting innovation and technology.

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CCSA Statement on the State Board of Education's Unanimous Approval of a New Los Angeles County Office of Education SELPA

The State Board of Education Unanimously approved a new Los Angeles County Office of Education SELPA.

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Recent News Stories Outline Issues Facing the Charter School Movement

Three recent articles outline the full spectrum of issues facing the charter school movement in California.

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CCSA Staff Share Expertise at the National Charter Schools Conference

More than 4,000 teachers, advocates, policy makers, charter leaders, education reformers and donors gathered at the 10th annual National Charter Schools Conference, held June 28-July 1 in Chicago. Some of the brightest minds in education, philanthropy, business and public policy presented at the conference, including leaders from charter schools across California and CCSA's expert staff.

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Promising Developments in Fresno

The Fresno Regional Foundation recently made a $10,000 grant to support the development of a new charter school in that city. This ground-breaking charter development grant is an example of the type of partnerships needed to help shoulder the responsibility...

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Partnership with Education Pioneers Seeks to Effect Systemic Change in Urban Education

CCSA is a proud supporter of the Education Pioneers summer fellowship program. Participation as a partner in the Education Pioneers program represents a commitment to developing exceptional talent, to driving change in the urban education reform movement, and to building efficiency across the education sector. This year, CCSA will host four Education Pioneers in the Los Angeles office.

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CCSA Statement on the Naming of the New President and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Peter C. Groff was named to the post at the Annual National Charter Schools Conference this week

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Bill Gates Speaks to Charter Leaders, Highlights Success, Calls for More Accountability

Microsoft founder Bill Gates spoke to charter leaders on the success, innovation, and challenges in charter schools across the nation, including California....

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