It's Not Easy Being Green, yet Two California Charters are Named US Green Ribbon Schools

Redding School of the Arts (Redding, CA) and Journey School (Aliso Viejo, CA), both K-8 charter public schools, were awarded Green Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education.

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Meeting the Challenge: 7 Charters Win State Title I Academic Achievement Award

Seven charter public schools with sustained progress in academic improvement among low-income students were honored with the 2012-13 Academic Achievement Award.

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CHIME Institute's Schwarzenegger Community School is recognized with the prestigious GOAL award

The 2013 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award goes to CHIME Institute's Schwarzenegger Community School, a K-8 charter school in Woodland Hills. The prestigious GOAL award focuses on special education, celebrating innovation and "exemplary practices" that serve California youth with disabilities. Presented to just one school each year, 2013 marks the first time the GOAL award was presented to a charter school.

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CA Charter Schools Bring Home the Hardware from National Academic Decathlon, Winning 1-2

Granada Hills Charter High School wins consecutive three-peat at the 2013 US Academic Decathlon. El Camino Real Charter High School wins second place.

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Fact Sheet: 20 Years of Reinventing Education

Highlights milestones of the charter school movement's history, and provides links to general resources about charter schools.

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Did You Know? Our Top 5 Funding Wins for Charter Schools in 2012

Each year, CCSA advocates for fair and adequate funding for charter schools. In 2012 we fought for, and with your help, secured many funding wins for charter schools.

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21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference Registration Special!

To help CCSA members celebrate National Charter Schools Week and to kick-off the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference next year in San Jose--CCSA is proud to offer a flat rate registration special of $325.00.

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Attend Advocacy Day on May 8 and Celebrate National Charter Schools Week

National Charter Schools Week held May 5-11, 2013, is an opportunity for charter supporters, leaders, teachers, parents and students to continue to raise public awareness, organize local activities and outreach, and focus on advocacy issues impacting charters.

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Deliver on the Dream and Commemorate National Charter Schools Week May 5 - 11

Charter school advocates across the country will celebrate great work accomplished by charter public schools and the increasing momentum that we have enjoyed over the past year.

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April 2013 Message to Members from Jed Wallace

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One of the greatest things about gathering for our annual conference each year is the chance to reconnect to the sense of momentum that our movement continues to build.

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Thirty-Two Charter Schools Named California Distinguished Schools

Take Action to Support Federal Funding for Charter Schools

Four public charter school champions in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking support for an increase in federal funds for the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP).

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4/12/13 Charter News Round-Up

Imperial Valley Press: Imagine School charter renewed Cabinet Report: Assembly ed leaders challenge school funding plan  EdSource: Apples to apples comparison of Brown's funding formula Los Angeles Times: New science standards call for teaching climate change and more KPCC...

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First LAUSD "Parent Trigger" results in unique charter/district K-8 model

On April 11, parents of students at 24th Street Elementary announced that they have overwhelmingly chosen an unprecedented partnership between Crown Preparatory Academy and the Los Angeles Unified School District to operate their school under a unified K-8 model.

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Oxford Preparatory Academy's new school petition/appeal are denied

The California Charter Schools Association is deeply disappointed with the actions of both the Carlsbad Unified Board of Education and the County Board of Education regarding the denial of a new petition and appeal of the Oxford Preparatory Academy's (OPA) new charter school.

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Granada Hills Charter High School Acquires Additional Campus

Granada Hills Charter High School and Pinecrest Schools in Northeast Los Angeles announced on April 8 that Granada Hills Charter has acquired Pinecrest's Northridge Campus located at 17081 Devonshire Street.

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4/5/2013 Charter News Round-Up

SIA Cabinet Report: K-12 online agenda faces legislative scrutiny  Marysville Appeal Democrat: YES Charter Academy appeal rebukes findings Marysville Appeal Democrat: Our View: YES appeal should focus on merits Santa Cruz Sentinel-SJMN: Pacific Collegiate charter school could tap district...

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Da Vinci Charter Academy - reaching students with special needs through project-based learning

CCSA's special education team has recently had the pleasure of learning about the Da Vinci Charter Academy's program. In the 9th year of operation, the school achieves tremendous success with unique populations through a project-based learning approach to instruction.

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