October 2012

10/25/12 Charter News Round-Up Special

Review of coverage on CCSA’s New Charter Schools Announcement, which brings the total of charter schools in CA to over 1,000.

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Fact Sheet: 2012 CCSA Statewide Public Opinion Results

The strongest predictor of opinion about charter schools remains the experiences, direct or indirect, that people have with them. Charter students, parents, teachers, leaders and supporters are therefore critical in our drive to secure strong public support.

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Fact Sheet: Nonpartisan Electoral Action (CIVICS)

Learn more about our CIVICS campaign and how you can be a thoughtful and engaged steward of public life.

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2012-13 New Schools Press Kit

In the fall of 2012-13, California saw 109 new charter schools opening their doors at the beginning of the school year. The number of new schools pushed the total of charter schools in California to 1,065, the largest number of charters in any state in the country.

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California Charter Schools Grow to Over 1,000 for the 2012-13 School Year while student enrollment grew by an unprecedented 70,000 students

CCSA Press Release detailing the number of new charter schools in California for the 2012-13 school year, as well as enrollment increase and statewide polling results.

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New video: What is it like to teach at a charter school?

California’s charter schools don’t only offer unique options for families, but they also offer a wide range of opportunities and work environments for educators. Hear first-hand from teachers about the differences between working at charter public schools and traditional schools in this short video!

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Fact Sheet: New Schools 2012-13

California Charter Schools Significantly Grow In Numbers and Momentum in 2012-13

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Ficha de Datos: Nuevas Escuelas Chárter en California 2012-2013

Ficha de datos sobre el crecimiento de las escuelas chárter en el 2012 en California, así como el incremento en la matriculación y apoyo de los votantes en el estado.

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Ficha de Datos: Encuesta de Opinión Pública Sobre las Escuelas Chárter en California

Resúmen de los resultados de la encuesta estatal de CCSA sobre el apoyo de las escuelas chárter. Encuesta de Opinión Pública Estatal Conducida por CCSA - Resultados 2012*

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Shelby's Story: "Paving the Way for Other Kids"

“Shelby is 13 and she’s in 6th grade, and up until last year, she was never in any grade,” says her mom. Thanks to Aspire Alexander Twilight College Preparatory Academy, that’s no longer the case.

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Transitioning to Transitional Kindergarten

Senate Bill 1381 of 2010 changed the required birthday for admission to kindergarten and first grade and established a transitional kindergarten (TK) program beginning in the 2012-2013 school year.

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2012 Legislative Wrap-Up

After the California Legislature adjourned at the end of August, Governor Jerry Brown had hundreds of bills on his desk on which to act. By the end of September 30, Governor Brown had acted on all of the 996 bills sent to him in 2012.

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A Special Thank You to Members: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of California Charter Schools

CCSA extends a very special thank you to all of our hundreds of members who celebrated the 20th Anniversary of California Charter Schools in Chico, Fresno, Oakland, San Jose and San Diego!

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October 2012 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

As I continue my travels throughout California, I continue to be deeply impressed by the great passion and resolve that parents and educators are showing in community after community to open new charter schools and to support our existing schools to become even more successful.

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Oakland Leaders, Community Celebrate 20th Anniversary of California Charter Schools

Press release of Oakland celebration of 20th Anniversary of charter schools movement in California.

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San Diego Leaders, Community Celebrate 20th Anniversary of California Charter Schools, Advocate for Passage Of Prop. 30 and Prop. Z

News release on the 20th Anniversary celebration of charter schools in San Diego. Attendees also heard about the importance of Proposition 30 at the state level and Proposition Z in San Diego Unified.

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San Jose Charter Schools Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Charter Schools in California

San Jose area leaders celebrate the 20th Anniversary of California’s charter schools movement; urge collaboration to close the achievement gap.

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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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