Recently, CCSA visited Voices College-Bound Language Academy to talk with Frances Teso, the school's founding principal and we left truly inspired
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) issued the challenge as its new membership survey shows the closure rate for charters in renewal has doubled from year to year but is still leaving far too many schools among the lowest performers, according to state accountability data.
Securing equitable facilities is one of the biggest challenges faced by charter schools. Every year, over one hundred charter schools turn to their school districts for facilities solutions through Proposition 39, the California law which requires school districts to offer "reasonably equivalent" facilities to charter schools.
CCSA's Regional Meetings offer charter school leaders a rare and important opportunity to meet in-person and focus on advocacy and collective action.
As 2012 comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to reflect on this year's legislative changes.
Happy Holidays! As the season begins, CCSA wishes everyone a warm holiday greeting and we know you join us in keeping the families who lost loved ones in Newtown, CT in our hearts.
While the majority of charter schools in California are founded as start-up, or new, schools, there's a growing number of those that are conversions of traditional public schools. Many more across the state are considering the conversion process. This fact sheet is to dispel some myths on what conversions are, and outline the benefits they bring to public education.
The objective of the Facilities Initiative Survey is to gather concise data about charter school facilities to foster a policy environment that improves support for the diverse facilities needs of charter schools across the state. Read more for easy, detailed instructions and the link to complete the survey.