October 7, 2011: This Thursday October 6, 2011, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released the much anticipated Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap-Closing Reform, The Success of California charter Schools in Promoting African American Achievement report, which details the performance and enrollment trends of African American students in charter schools. The release took place at one of the top charters in California serving African American students, St. HOPE Public School 7, or PS7.
Along with Mayor Kevin Johnson and education leader Margaret Fortune, CCSA's president and CEO Jed Wallace and CCSA's Research Director Dr. Aisha Toney presented results to supporters and media on the phenomenal work and impact charter schools are having for these students.
The report is the culmination of several years of research, and show promising trends. Several media covered the event, including KQED Capitol Public Radio, KFBK-AM, PacSat, and more.
Here are some clips of the media coverage:
For more information on the report, visit www.calcharters.org/africanamericanreport.