July 2012

7/27/12 Charter News Round-Up

Weekly blog reviewing top stories of California’s charter schools and issues featured in the media for the week ending on July 27, 2012.

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Big Impact, Individual Voices: 5 Ways for Teachers to Get Involved in the World of Education

Are you interested in getting more involved in the world of education policy and reform but not quite sure how to do it? This directory will help you get started. Read on to find out more about the different opportunities that are available for teachers to get their voices out there and make their opinions heard.

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CCSA Statement on SDUSD Board Approval of Facilities Bond Measure for November Ballot

Press statement on SDUSD Board approving Facilities Bond Measure for November 2012 ballot.

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"The achievement gap is too big for just one organization to close"

Synergy Academies is dispelling the myth that charters and districts can’t co-exist peacefully. Synergy Charter Academy principal, Jennifer Epps shares her perspective on the charter movement, co-location, and the work still to be done in closing the achievement gap.

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Teacher Perspective: Harnessing blended learning in the classroom

Charter schools are using innovation to drive instruction all across California. Oakland Unity High School is using blended learning through Khan Academies to allow students to drive their own instruction. Teacher Kallie Berg says this 21st century approach isn’t just great for her students - it’s great for her.

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Can't get enough education news?

Does your morning routine including skimming education headlines of multiple publications, flipping through the latest copy of Education Week, checking your Twitter feed for what’s trending and scanning multiple newsletters from different education organizations?

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7/20/12 Charter News Round-Up

Review of top charter school news headlines in California for the week ending on July 20, 2012.

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7/13/12 Charter News Round-Up

Review of charter school stories featured in the media for the week ending on July 13, 2012.

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Student Spotlight: Robin Matthews, SIATech Inland Empire

Robin Mathews is a great example of the definition of recovery: the regaining of something lost or taken away. She regained her confidence, her inner strength, but most of all her dream.

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Environmental Charter High Taps The Nature Conservancy to Bring Students Summer Internships

Eleven students from Environmental Charter High School have earned coveted spots in its Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program.

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Teacher Perspective: Raising our standards to meet diverse student needs

Special education advocacy is a priority for CCSA and we strive to raise awareness about special education issues. See how one charter teacher moved special education “out of the bungalows and into the spotlight” at her school.

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Student Spotlight: Zaida Mejia, Alliance Gertz-Ressler High School

“Upon receiving my Masters, I want to teach underprivileged children in public schools about the wonders of innovative technology,” writes Zaida Mejia. “I have always wanted to give back to my community for the help and support I have received throughout my educational career. “

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7/6/12 Charter News Round-Up

Review of the week’s top charter school stories in California for the week ending 7/6/12.

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Port of Los Angeles High School Crafts Schoolwide, Statewide Unity Poem

Port of Los Angeles High School teamed up with California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on a gigantic communal poem.

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CCSA Statement on Monica Garcia's Re-Election as LAUSD Board President

On July 2, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Board of Education voted to re-elect Mónica García as School Board President for the 2012-13 school year, an unprecedented sixth consecutive term.

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