February 2013

Charter School Facility Committee Appointed to Oversee $350 Million in Proposition Z Funds

San Diego Unified School Board voted unanimously to appoint seven members to the Proposition Z Charter School Facility Committee. Working with the charter community in partnership with the district is an exciting opportunity to look for innovative approaches to efficiently and effectively use taxpayer money to improve education for the most public school students.

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Response to NY Times: "Charter school sector itself is showing signs of correcting"

We agree with the Times that not enough low performing charter schools have closed. However, the charter school sector itself is showing signs of correcting, bold actions on accountability that the editorial fails to mention.

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Response to LA Times: "LAUSD's Process for Charter Authorization is Rigorous"

CCSA’s response to an LA Times editorial claiming that charter school oversight is insufficient

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Response to Reuters Article on Charter School Admissions

One of the most glaring omissions in the article is a failure to set in context what is happening in our nation’s charter schools in comparison to what has persisted for decades throughout the traditional public education establishment.

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2/15/13 Charter News Round-Up

Review of the week’s top charter school stories in California for the week ending February 15.

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Charter Community Mobilizes for High-Stakes LA School Board Election

Lots of Angelenos are gearing up to vote for the next Mayor of Los Angeles this spring. But charter school parents and educators are particularly focused on another race - three out of seven seats are up for election on the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board.

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Conference News: More Advocacy Programming + Anniversary Dinner Tickets!

Join more than 3,000 charter leaders, teachers, parents and supporters in San Diego, March 11 - 14, 2013 at CCSA’s historic 20th Conference and Anniversary Celebration! Register today and you’ll hear from thought provoking speakers, choose from more than 170 breakout sessions and enjoy special programming and networking events!

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February 2013 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

We are counting down to the excitement as we are less than a month away from our 20th Conference and Anniversary Celebration!

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Granada Hills High School Releases Videos for School Choice Week

Schools across the country celebrated National School Choice Week in late January. Granada HIlls Charter High School in Los Angeles took advantage of the opportunity by creating three original videos celebrating choice and highlighting their school for prospective students.

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