February 2011

Portrait of the Movement News Round-Up

This week, CCSA unveiled the Portrait of the Movement report, which offers an assessment of charter school performance in the state and provides a framework to press for higher accountability for low-performing charters. This is a list of selected media articles that highlight the report.

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"A Closer Look At Charter School Academic Performance" by Jed Wallace

This week our first annual Portrait of the Movement report, which details the academic performance of charter schools and provides a framework to press for higher accountability for low-performing charters. The report reveals reasons for great optimism in the areas where charter schools are excelling and for greater resolve in the areas where charter schools need to improve.

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Charter Schools Are Closing the Achievement Gap, Report Shows; Sets Performance Benchmarks for Increased Accountability

New annual report, Portrait of the Movement, rates state’s charter schools’ performance; details strengths and weaknesses; and sets new, higher minimum performance expectations

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Portrait of the Movement Press Kit

CCSA’s first annual Portrait of the Movement report is now available. The report details charter schools’ academic performance using the new Similar Students Measure (SSM) and an expanded accountability framework, both of which utilize existing state achievement data. Portrait of…

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Portrait of the Movement Fact Sheet

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference

The 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference is now just two weeks away! The event will be held March 7-10, 2010 at the San Diego Convention Center. If you have not yet registered for the conference, we hope you will consider doing so today.

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February 2011 Spotlight on Success

The charter school movement is dependent upon the hard work of visionary founders, leaders, and authorizers, plus dedicated teachers and volunteers and inspired students. The Association is proud to recognize several of them in this month.

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Energetic Parent Summit is a Highlight for This Year's Conference

Charter schools have long modeled best practices for engaging parents and harnessing the power of families to create great schools. That powerful parent voice will be out in force at this year’s California Charter Schools Conference. The annual event is not only the biggest gathering of the year for charter leaders, teachers and education reformers - it is also home to the charter community’s annual Parent Summit, which is completely free for parents to attend.

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Getting to Know: Cynthia Bryant, senior vice president, Government Affairs

We sat down with Cynthia Bryant, the Association’s new senior vice president, Government Affairs, to learn about her background, her thoughts on why charter schools and education reform are important, and her first impressions of CCSA.

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Countywide Benefit Charter Approved in Sacramento will serve the Region's Lowest Performing Students

This was not an ordinary board meeting. A gospel choir greeted members of the public as they pulled into the parking lot of the Sacramento County Office of Education. Supporters were handed t-shirts, buttons, instructions on decorum, and a ticket for a hot dog and water as they lined up to pack the hearing room and two overflow rooms. And after a marathon eight-hour deliberation, at 2:00 in the morning, the Board of Education voted to approve the region’s very first countywide benefit charter.

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CCSA Performance Institutes Help Schools Build a Culture of Achievement

To equip member schools with resources and foundational knowledge to facilitate teacher effectiveness and student achievement, CCSA is offering a series “Performance Institute” webinars. These webinars are designed to share promising practices in Performance Management and help schools build a culture of achievement.

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2/4/11 Charter News Round-Up

Charter school news for the week ending February 5, 2011.

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If you are a member of the news media, please contact Emily Galbreth at: (412) 559-8571 or egalbreth@calcharters.org.

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