Journey School's Environmental Education Program Shines

Five school gardens provide a framework for Journey's innovative ecoliteracy program, and dedicated parents and deep community partnerships keep the program strong.

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May 2012 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 this month.

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5/25/12 Charter News Round-Up

Review of top news headlines featuring charter school and education-related stories in the media for the week ending on May 25, 2012.

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A Parent's Eye View of State Politics: Charter parent Lanie Holmer testifies before the CA Assembly

Lanie Holmer, a parent at Westlake Charter School in Sacramento, testified before an Assembly committee on behalf of her school and all charter schools. "I had to say something," she says, "I'm the voice for my child and my school and if I don't, only the voices on the other side of the issues would be heard."

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Seven Years on the State Board of Education: Yvonne Chan Looks Back

Proposition 39, charter renewal and revocation regulations, the high school exit exam, statewide benefit charters and the state's response to failing districts and schools in the wake of No Child Left Behind - these are just a few of the issues the California State Board of Education (SBE) took on during Dr. Yvonne Chan's seven-year tenure on the board.

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CCSA Member Advocacy on State Budget Makes a Difference

With 17 hours before the Assembly subcommittee was set to take action, CCSA issued an urgent Action Alert to our members, and you responded in force. From emailing, calling, and showing up in person, the Assembly subcommittee heard from 13 charter school advocates defending the Governor's proposals. And when the Senate subcommittees met just days later, you responded again, with school leaders coming to testify in Sacramento from as far away as San Diego.

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5/18/12 Charter News Round-Up

Top media stories of charter school-related news across California for the week ending on May 18, 2012.

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May 2012 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

A message to members from CCSA President and CEO Jed Wallace

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UCLA Study: Students from Locke Family of High Schools Show Significant Improvement in Achievement, College-Preparedness

New UCLA study finds that "students attending a cluster of Los Angeles schools overseen by the charter operator Green Dot significantly increased their test scores and persistence in school, and took more challenging courses than comparable peers," according to Education Week.

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CCSA Statement on Governor Brown's May Revise of the State Budget

Jed Wallace, president and CEO of CCSA issued the a statement following the release Governor Jerry Brown's May Revise.

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5/11/12 Charter News Round-Up

Round-up of news stories featuring charter schools in California for the week ending on May 11, 2012.

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National Charter Schools Week Guest Blog: Gompers Preparatory Academy Will Graduate 100% of Students in its First Senior Class in 2012!

National Charter Schools Week guest blog from Gompers Preparatory Academy, which will be graduating 100% of its senior class in June!

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National Charter Schools Week: Guest Blog From Granada Hills Charter High Decathlon Student

Guest blog from Granada Hills Charter High School student on their recent National and State Decathlon Championships. Part of National Charter Schools Week CCSA special content.

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National Charter Schools Week Special: Discovery Elementary Charter Student Already A Published Author

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Charter school student feature in honor of National Charter Schools Week (May 6-12, 2012).

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National Charter Schools Week--Charter Students Show The Spirit of Giving

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National Charter Schools Week charter school feature on students at Albert Einstein Academies Elementary School in San Diego, CA.

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National Charter Schools Week--School Program Inspires Students and Families

National Charter Schools Week feature on an after-school program for students at America's Finest Charter School in San Diego, CA.

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CCSA Statement on U.S. News & World Report's List of Top High Schools

Press release on U.S. News & World News List of Top High School, including several California charter high schools.

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CCSA Applauds Legislative Resolution Recognizing National Charter Schools Week

Press release on California Legislature recognizing May 6-12, 2012 as California Charter Schools Week

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National Charter Schools Week Special: A Conversation With AB 544 Author Ted Lempert

National Charter Schools Week Q & A with former Assemblymember Ted Lempert, author of the charter school expansion bill, AB 544, in California.

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National Charter Schools Week: How Charters Are Making A Difference

Message from Jed Wallace, President and CEO, CCSA, on National Charter Schools Week and the impact of charter schools in public education.

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National Charter Schools Week: Background On The Charter Movement

Background document on the charter movement in California and across the nation.

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Ficha de Datos Sobre las Escuelas Chárter

Ficha de datos sobre las escuelas chárter

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Fact Sheet: Choosing the Right School for Your Family

This fact sheet is designed for families who are interested in learning more about charter schools. It includes statistics about charter schools in California and the nation, and offers tips for families to choose the right school for their children.

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Información Sobre la Proposición 39

La Proposición 39 fue elaborada para asegurar que estudiantes que asisten a escuelas públicas compartan instalaciones y edificios construídos con fondos estatales de manera equitativa.

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Announcing our 20th Anniversary Conference Registration Special

To help CCSA members celebrate National Charter Schools Week AND to kick-off the 20th Anniversary Celebration culminating with the 20th Annual California Charter Schools Conference in San Diego, CCSA is proud to offer a 20th Anniversary Conference Registration Special of only $300!

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2012 National Charter Schools Week

Press kit for the 2012 National Charter Schools Week, including press release, daily blogs, and success stories celebrating 20 years of California Charter Schools.

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5/4/12 Charter News Round-Up

A summary of California charter schools and public education issues featured in the news for the week ending on 5/4/12.

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An Unprecedented Partnership to Turn Around a Low-Performing Charter

Corri Ravare, Managing Regional Director, Los Angeles, talks about an unprecedented creative partnership through which a high-performing charter school will turn around a charter that has been struggling.

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Member Perspective: Creating a College-going Culture

At Aspire charter schools, students start preparing for college from day one of kindergarten. Dr. Roberta Benjamin shares what it means to live "College for Certain."

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