CREDO released a new report, Charter School Performance in California, providing an in-depth examination of the results for charter schools in California. It is also an update to CREDO's first analysis of the performance of California's charter schools released in 2009.
I was excited and privileged to see so many of you, nearly 3,000 to be exact, at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference March 3-6 in San Jose.
CREDO released a new report finding that the typical Los Angeles charter school student gains more learning in a year than his or her district school peer, amounting to about 50 more days of learning in reading and an additional 79 days of learning in math.
In addition to 160+ workshops, 250+ exhibitors, a Parent Summit, the Hart Vision Awards, Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship winners and many special programming events, there were celebrations designed to recognize excellence, refuel passion and reignite imagination.
On March 6, 2014, Ed Source posted an article "Special education needs a 'do-over,' state panel told." Read CCSA's response to this post.
A range of exceptional leaders in the charter school movement were presented with Hart Vision Awards at CCSA's 21st Annual Conference.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Presented with Hart Vision Award for Supporter of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Since 2005, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has invested in California's charter school movement to help create school cultures of continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation through the systematic use of data.
2014 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarships Honor Five Outstanding High School Seniors with College Scholarships
CCSA is proud to award $1,500 individual college scholarships to five deserving high school graduates at Association member charter schools at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference.
Joanne Ahola Presented with Hart Vision Award for Volunteer of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Joanne Ahola is a member of the Golden Valley Charter School's board of directors and is a strong advocate for charter partnerships with the traditional school system to ensure all children receive a high quality education.
El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy Presented with Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
El Sol Science and Arts Academy is a dual-immersion charter school in Santa Ana. The school was founded in 2001 with 110 students and now has more than 850 students enrolled in preschool through eighth grade.
Five Keys Charter School Presented with Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Since it opened its first school, Five Keys has been educating inmates and ex-offenders in a pro-social environment by providing high school classes and access to community-based programs that provide recovery, parenting, and work skills.
Brittany Barnes Presented with Hart Vision Award for Teacher of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Barnes is recognized as one of the leading math teachers in California for her work with a traditionally underperforming student population.
Marco Petruzzi Presented with Hart Vision Award for School Leader of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Petruzzi is one of only a few leaders across California and the U.S. to take on multiple turnarounds of existing neighborhood schools in underserved communities.
Mónica García Presented with Hart Vision Award for Elected Official of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Mónica García represents Board District 2 in LAUSD, the second-largest school district in the nation. She has held this office since June 2006.
Nearly 3,000 Charter Leaders, Teachers, and Parents Gather in San Jose for the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
The 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference, kicked off March 3-6, 2014 at the San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA.