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Parent Involvement Policies in the News

An organization from the Bay area called Public Advocates released a report on Thursday, November 20 that highlighted and called into question charter schools across the state with parent involvement policies. Find out more about the report and answers to members questions.

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November 2014 CEO Message

Year after year, we see more parents demanding high quality school choice options for their children. This year is no exception. We now know that an estimated 547,800 students are enrolled in charter public schools across the state for the…

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CCSA Answers: Charter School's Executive Director Participating in Child's Testing or Admission into the Gifted and Talented Program

Question: Is it a conflict of interest for the Executive Director of a charter school, who usually interviews each child to make a determination about his or her readiness for the Gifted and Talented Program, participate in her child’s…

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Conference 2015: Announcing Pre-Conference Sessions and Sacramento Schools Tours

CCSA is proud to offer pre-conference events on Monday March 16, 2015 as part of the 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference held March 16-19. These events include two all day workshops, one half-day workshop and school tours to Sacramento area charter schools. All of these events require pre-registration—check them out and add to your 2015 experience today!

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Are you using CCSA's Self-Assessment Portal yet?

Jumpstart your assessment completion by attending the webinar “Completing your Self-Assessment” on Tuesday, December 2 from 4:30pm-5:00pm. Walk away from the webinar having completed 3 of the 10 assessment sections!

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CCSA Answers: Changing a Charter School's Funding Designation

Question: What is the process for changing a school’s funding designation from local to direct? Answer: Each year charter schools receive notification to complete the “Charter Schools Annual Information Survey” from the CDE. This is generally sent no later…

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Announcing The Conference Café Blog + A Chance to Win Dinner in Sacramento!

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New Blog: “Conference Café!” The Café offers the resources you need to help you prepare for your time in Sacramento. Haven’t registered? Don’t miss out on Early Bird discounts and a chance to win a $50 dinner at the Sheraton Grand.

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CCSA Answers: Charter Schools and Sales Tax

Question: Is there a lower sales tax rate for public schools, including charter schools, in California? Answer: Schools and nonprofit organizations in California are required to pay the prevailing local sales tax rate….

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Vote: Election Day is November 4!

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Election Day is November 4, 2014. Learn about the election and find your polling place.

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New Common Core Fact Sheet Available

A new fact sheet is available regarding the Common Core State Standards. Read more.

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