November 2012

CCSA joins nationwide call for closure of under-performing charter schools and expansion of high-quality schools

On Nov. 28, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), which represents government and other entities that approve and oversee charter schools, called on charter authorizers to be more proactive in closing failing schools and opening great ones. Jed Wallace, president and CEO of CCSA, joined the president of the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools and leaders of charter school associations in New York and Colorado in supporting NACSA’s call to action.

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Pennies for Pencils: Literacy First Charter Schools Raise Nearly $12,000 for Free The Children

How does a school effectively teach students how each of them can make a positive impact on the global community? Ask Founder and Executive Director Debbie Beyer of Literacy First Charter Schools in San Diego County

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Sign Up Today! National School Choice Week Kicks off January 25, 2013

Every January, National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.

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Michelle Rhee to Keynote at 20th Annual California Charter Schools Conference

CCSA is proud to announce that the nationally known student advocate and founder and CEO of StudentsFirst, Michelle Rhee will be speaking at the 20th Annual California Charter Schools Conference being held March 11-14, 2013 in San Diego, CA.

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Accountability Report Cards Release Slated for November 19!

Our School Accountability Report Cards will be available on our website on November 19, outlining new (2011-12) academic performance results for all public charter schools against CCSA’s academic performance framework.

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Don't Miss Your Schools Chance to Participate in the Facilities Survey: Deadline is December 14

CCSA’s new Facilities Initiative Survey aims to collect data to develop an analysis of the issues and challenges facing California’s charter schools and their access to affordable, adequate facilities.

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Parents Win! Defeat of Anti-Charter Resolution in Los Angeles Shows the Power of our Collective Advocacy

In September, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board member Steve Zimmer proposed a resolution that would limit parent choice by not allowing any new charters and adding more bureaucracy on existing charter schools.

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109 New Charter Schools Open in California Leading to 17% Growth in Charters

In the fall of 2012-13, California saw 109 new charter schools opening their doors at the beginning of the school year.

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2012 Election Wrap Up

Last week’s General Election provided California voters with numerous opportunities to impact education policy, from the Presidential contest to local school board races and everything in between.

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November 2012 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

The power of collective action is a credo the charter school movement keenly understands as evidenced by the results of the November elections, a recent rally in Los Angeles and the number of new charter schools opening in the state this year.

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11/14/12 Charter News Round-Up Special: 1,500+ Charter Parents Rally in LA

A special news round-up of coverage on a major parent rally in Los Angeles opposing a resolution to limit parent choices with a voluntary moratorium on any new charter schools

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LAUSD Board Votes Down Resolution to Limit Parent Choice

Parents spoke out - and the LAUSD board listened.

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California Charter Schools Association Congratulates John Lee Evans and Marne Foster on Election to the San Diego Unified School District Board

The California Charter Schools Association congratulates John Lee Evans for his re-election and welcomes Marne Foster to the San Diego Unified School District Board.

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Three CA Charters receive Major Teacher Incentive Fund Grants from the U.S. Department of Education

Three California charter school organizations were recipients of the U.S. Department of Education awards. The winners were selected from a pool of over 120 applications.

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CCSA Statement on the Passage of Proposition 30 and the Impact on Charter Schools

Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released the following statement today applauding the citizens of California for passing the “Schools and Local Public Safety Act” (Proposition 30) on November 6.

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