December 2012

Celebrating a Charter on the Rise: Voices College-Bound Language Academy in San José

Recently, CCSA visited Voices College-Bound Language Academy to talk with Frances Teso, the school’s founding principal and we left truly inspired

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CCSA Joins Nationwide Call for Closure of Under-Performing Charter Schools

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.

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CCSA Supports An Unprecedented 76 Charter Schools With Prop. 39 Legal Assistance

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.

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Announcing Upcoming Winter 2013 Regional Meetings!

CCSA’s Regional Meetings offer charter school leaders a rare and important opportunity to meet in-person and focus on advocacy and collective action.

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Learn About New Education Laws Taking Effect on January 1, 2013

As 2012 comes to an end, we would like to take a moment to reflect on this year’s legislative changes.

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December 2012 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

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.

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Fact Sheet: Charter School Conversions: Myth vs. Reality

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.

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Facilities Survey's New Deadline is January 31, 2013: Complete It Now with Easy Instructions!

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.

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Escuelas Chárter: Disipando Mitos

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