CCSA Statement on CCSA vs. LAUSD, CA Superior Court Decision, Regarding Prop. 39 Facilities Lawsuit

On June 27, the CA Superior Court issued a ruling finding that LAUSD has failed to comply with Proposition 39 and its implementing regulations in calculating school space, including the number of classrooms, offered to charter schools for the 2012-13 school year.

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6/29/12 Charter News Round-Up

Round-up of the week's top news stories in California featuring charter schools for the week ending on June 29, 2012.

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California Supreme Court Sides With Charter School and District in Conversion Dispute

The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Los Angeles Unified School District in a lawsuit brought by the UTLA challenging the District's 2007 approval of Green Dot Public School's Locke High School conversion.

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CCSA Statement on Governor Brown Signing 2012-13 State Budget

CCSA Statement on approval of 2012-13 State Budget.

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June 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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CCSA Fights for Inclusion of Charter Schools in OUSD Facilities Bond Measure Proposal

On Wednesday June 27, the Oakland Unified School Board is set to vote on a plan to include a facilities bond measure on the November ballot. However, 20% of the public school students in Oakland are being left out of the bond.

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Da Vinci Schools Awarded Major Innovation Grant

The Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) grant recognizes schools that are pushing the boundaries on real-world and project-based learning.

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Charter Renewal Horror Stories

Looking for a scary story to tell around the campfire this summer? Look no further than some of the challenges that charter schools have faced around renewals over the last year. Don't get trapped in an ugly renewal game!

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Got a question? Ask the Knowledge Management Team!

"Our job is to provide member schools with rapid, accurate information," explained Alice Miller, director, Knowledge Management. "We provide answers to questions, issues, and concerns spanning a complete range of charter school topics, and offer direct support for highly targeted compliance issues on a consultation basis."

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Gompers Preparatory Academy Graduates First Senior Class

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Yesterday, the Gompers story came full circle with the graduation of its first senior class. CCSA was there to capture the graduation ceremony, talking to some of the graduating seniors and adults who were instrumental in the Gompers conversion.

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6/22/12 Charter News Round-Up

Review of stories on California charter schools profiled in the media for the week ending on June 22, 2012.

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Keeping Your Special Education Options Open

In addition to allowing your school to explore alternative special education arrangements, submitting a letter of intent to exit your Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) can serve as a valuable bargaining tool with your authorizer.

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CCSA Statement On 20th Anniversary Of Nation's Charter School Movmenent

CCSA statement on 20th Anniversary of charter school movement, being celebrated during National Charter School Conference in Minneapolis, MN.

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Act Now to Restore Charter School Categorical Block Grant Growth Funding

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A backroom decision by the Legislature to remove charter school categorical block grant growth funding means a cut of approximately $100 per charter school student. Act now to demand the restoration of this funding!

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6/15/12 Charter News Round-Up Special: Graduations

Round-up of the top headlines on charter school graduations for 2012.

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CCSA Statement On NAPCS' New CEO Announcement

Press statement on the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools announcing their new CEO, Nina Rees.

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100% of Grads at Aspire Golden State College Prep Academy Accepted to Four-Year College

This year's Golden State graduates have been accepted to prestigious colleges and universities across the nation, including Howard University, University of California - Santa Cruz and Xavier University of Louisiana.

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June 2012 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

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A message to members from CCSA President and CEO Jed Wallace

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Sometimes it Takes Students to Remind Us What We're Fighting For

Some days we can forget why we signed up to advocate for charter public schools. We constantly have to battle those whose only interest is stopping charters from flourishing in California. Or we have to explain for the umpteenth time how our schools are being hurt by funding inequities and delays.

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What is an Affiliated Charter School?

There are currently a couple dozen Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools that have petitioned to become "affiliated" charter schools. These petitions were presented to the LAUSD board on May 1, and are expected to be voted on in June.

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100% of Grads at Aspire Benjamin Holt College Prep Academy Accepted to Four-Year College for 3rd Consecutive Year

Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy held a commencement ceremony for its 47 graduates on Friday, June 8, all of whom were accepted to four-year colleges or universities.

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Green Dot Starts New System to Judge Teachers Based on Student Performance

Students at Animo Pat Brown charter school write about Green Dot's new teacher evaluation system.

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Port of Los Angeles High School Receives $20,000 Grant for Special Education

Port of Los Angeles High School (POLAHS) received a $20,000 grant from The Crail Johnson Foundation last month - an award that will directly benefit the nearly 10% of POLAHS' population that is identified as intellectually or developmentally disabled.

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6/1/12 Charter News Round-Up

Review of top charter school stories across California for the week ending on June 1, 2012.

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