YES is a TK-8 charter school that offers a unique environmental science-based education program in rural Yuba County.
Yuba River Charter School and the City of Grass Valley were awarded $1 million is U.S. EPA Brownfield grants, according to YubaNet.com.
This year, the Sacramento County Office of Education has asked CCSA to facilitate the selection of a single charter school teacher to represent teaching excellence at the county level - a very tough task, indeed!
The Sacramento meeting will be offered in person on April 26.
As Advocacy Day approaches, our Government Affairs team will provide you with a schedule and all the materials you need in preparation for the day.
In Sacramento City Unified, charter leaders raised concerns about the renewal process. They wanted to work with the district's charter liaison to develop a consistent, transparent, and predicable approach from the district for charter renewal.
Join charter leaders and parents from our region at the State Capitol on May 8 for the 20th Anniversary Advocacy Day.
Here are just a few examples of where your colleagues where seen and heard at the 20th Annual Conference in San Diego.
Here's a look at what was shared at the four regional meetings in the Northeast and Central Valley region February 4 -7.
Parents make plans to call, write letters and speak at school board meetings
With a new year comes new opportunities to work together to address challenges charter schools face in Northeastern California, and to improve public education as a whole.
We visited a wide variety of schools in Shasta, Butte, and Nevada counties, and choose schools from a cross section of California's charter schools movement, in terms of size, academic focus, and educational philosophy.
Last week, the leaders of eight independent charter schools authorized by Sacramento City Unified voted to formalize their commitment to work together to solve common problems.
SCUSD lauded four charters schools for their academic gains at their December 6 Board of Trustees meeting.
Besides the passage of Proposition 30, the election gave charter schools cause for celebration - new crop of charter-friendly candidates won seats on selected local school boards.
This is a tremendous opportunity for a parent or community leader to serve in this important role.
Sixteen charter schools from around Butte County were represented at the 2-day Chico Children's Fair at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds in Chico on October 13 and 14.
The focus will be on building successful relationships between charter schools and school districts, as well as with developers and maneuvering local governmental permitting agencies.
Measures Q and R will provided extensive rehabilitation of district facilities, including charter schools.
The crowd overflowed to a beautiful outdoor patio in Chico during the Butte County Charter Leaders 20th Anniversary Reception last week.
You are invited to join other educators, parents, and community leaders to discuss the process of starting a charter school and the landscape throughout Sacramento County - existing schools, demand for new schools, and more.
Stop bad habits and create positive norms for your charter school governance and operations.
CCSA is launching a **Start-Up Circle in Sacramento!** Educators, parents, and community leaders who want to learn more about the process of starting a charter school are encourage to meet up....
Voters have a lot to consider with a Presidential race, local elections, eleven state propositions, local school bond measures and local measures on the ballot in November.
Something extraordinary is happening in at Sierra Expeditionary Learning!
Regional Charter Leader meetings are the perfect way to reconnect with your colleagues and get important updates about the statewide policies and issues that will impact your school. Local topics will vary, based on member interest.
In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2012, we want to make sure no one is left out.
This year we're taking our Back-to-School reception up a notch: CCSA is proud to be hosting the 20th Anniversary Reception for Butte County Charter Schools.
These meetings are free, open to all charter leaders, and held 3 times a year.
Strong parent leaders are the foundation of strong charter schools. Here are three tips to jumpstart family engagement at your school.
Natomas Pacific Pathways families and school leaders ask the Natomas Unified School District Board of Education to allow students to compete on district sports teams.
100 Sacramento area families joined Families That Can. Read more for ideas about how to engage YOUR families.
Two bond measures, totaling just over $400 million dollars would improve student health and safety and modernize facilities that support core academic programs.
Last week I co-presented a webinar on garnering support for charter renewal with my colleague from San Jose, Alicia Gallegos. It was the third is a series of webinars designed to support schools that are up for renewal in the 2013 school year.
Thank you to all of you that called your legislators and the Governor's Office last week. Your phone calls made a big difference!
Were you planning to get out and vote tomorrow? I certainly hope so! In addition to the primary elections, there is also a very important race for Sacramento County Office of Education board members that you need to care about.
This spring, we're meeting after the school year is over for many of you. Join us to reflect on what went well, what you'd like to improve, and how your colleagues and the Association can help!
Your voices will continue to make the difference in our funding equity efforts.
Work for a cause you care deeply about! California Charter Schools Association advances the charter school movement through state and local advocacy, leadership on accountability, and resources for member schools. CCSA is a trusted source of data and information on...
Charter Schools Week: Panel Discussion on Charter Schools & Beyond - Reform Efforts for School Success
Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies and School of Education is hosting a panel discussion on public school reform as part of their "On the Leading Edge" series.
DATE CHANGE Region 2 (Chico/Redding) Charter Leaders Meeting The Region 2 Spring Charter Leaders Meeting has been moved from May 17 to Wednesday, June 13, from 9 a.m. - noon at CORE Butte. I hope you can still join us...
Attend this information night to learn what's at stake for Sacramento charter schools in the upcoming June 5th election.
Spring meetings are around the corner and I'd like to invite you to provide suggestions for the agenda.
There is a lot at stake for charter schools during the June 5th Election. Who's running and where do they stand on these issues, and more?
Sol Aureus College Preparatory (SAC Prep) was recently awarded the Title I Academic Achievement Award.
On April 5, the Stockton Early College Academy (SECA) charter board hosted a community forum featuring prominent federal, state, and local charter school leaders
Spring is a busy time - too say the least! Regional meetings are a forum for you to get important updates and policy and budget changes that are on the horizon.
This is the workshop charter school board members DON'T want to miss! Find out everything you need to know to be a responsible steward of your school from the Brown Act to financial and academic oversight.
The Central Valley is know worldwide for agriculture, but in the last 3 years, they've also been growing charter schools. Last week I visited 5 charter schools in San Joaquin County that have been operating for less than 4 years.
This is an invitation to participate in the grant application review process as a peer reviewer. - It is a great opportunity for Sacramento Area charter leaders!
Got questions about charter school finances? Don't miss CCSA's 4-hour in-depth Finance Academy which is offered just once a year!
This program is for charter leaders, by charter leaders, and focuses on producing charter school leaders for high-quality charter schools in high need areas
With Super Tuesday behind us, there's really no reason to delay in getting started with non-partisan voter engagement!
Charter leaders from the far north were out in full force at the 19th Annual Charter Schools Conference. Here's a round of who was where, and when.
While some participants simply walked over from the Sacramento Convention Center, four charter school communities from our region filled buses to bring parents, students, and teachers to the captiol to participate
Do you believe that charter schools should get adequate and fair funding? Join school leaders, teachers, parents, and students from across the state!
Hard to believe that the 19th Annual Charter Conference is only one week away!
If you have been curious about Montessori Education, this is a great opportunity to find out more.
I believe it's critical for people in general - but advocates, in particular -- to "seek first to understand, and then to be understood". So I organized a hodge-podge of local school reformers to buy $5 tickets, and on a drizzly January night, we joined over 2,000 people to hear what Diane Ravitch had to say.
Foster youth are the most vulnerable kids in our community. The Children's Report Card, released by the Sacramento County Children's Coalition showed that less than half (47.5%) of foster youth in Sacramento complete their high school degree or equivalency by the time they exit the foster youth system. The Sacramento County average graduation rate for the same period was 77.9%. The Stuart Foundation has partnered with CCSA to identify high-performing charter schools in Sacramento County that are willing to be a part of reversing the trend.
Have you registered for the upcoming Region 3 Charter Leaders meeting in Sacramento (1/26)?
Are you planning to join us for the upcoming Region 2 Charter Leaders meeting in Redding on February 1st?
Our resolution for 2012 is to make these meetings a more valuable for you!
The grassroots action of St. HOPE, West Campus, and local charter school supporters changed the outcome.
CCSA organizes regional charter leader meetings around the state three times a year. The next meetings will be held in late January and early February.
Representatives from across America will convene in Chicago to network and learn more about the RFP. Grants are expected to range from $250,000 to $10 million dollars.
Recently I was working with a Sacramento-area charter leader who was curious about the number of schools operating in Northeastern California.
CCSA is proud to co-host the last STAND UP meeting of the year with Sacramento Mayor, Kevin Johnson. The theme of the meeting is "Education is a Civil Right." We'll look back on the accomplishments of 2011 and preview the work that can be done in 2012.
Our visions is for every charter school in Northeastern California to have a facility that meets the needs of their program. That means having a safe, welcoming site (or sites) that is affordable and enhances the school's educational program and desire to grow (or not!).
Last week Gateway Community Charters hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of the renovation of a facility that will house two charter programs at the McClellan Business Park.
During the October 20 Sacramento City Unified School District board meeting, SCTA, SEIU, and the Sacramento County Democratic Party, asked the school board members to "swap" the existing programs at West Campus and Sacramento High School.
Attention school Leaders! We need your help.
The Healthy Youth/Healthy Regions report is unique because of the broad geographical scale and the cross-sector factors determine our youth's and region's health and well-being.
Across Northeastern California, charter schools are collaborating to increase their capacity to serve student with special needs well. Formalizing these collaborations into Joint Powers Authorities (JPA) can help provide stability and structure for charter participants.
Charter leaders from Chico, Paradise, Nord, Forest Ranch and other communities in Butte County in participated in a luncheon hosted by the Butte County Office of Education (BCOE) to increase collaboration between BCOE and charter operators.
Last week, one of our local charters, PS7, was the venue for our statewide public release of the much anticipated "Chartering and Choice as an Achievement Gap Closing Reform: The Success of California Charter Schools in Promoting African American Achievement" report, which details the performance and enrollment trends of African American students in California's public schools, including charter schools.
Autumn leaves mean it's time for our Fall Member Survey! We are looking for information that is absolutely critical for us to effectively advocate for your school, our region, and the Movement at large.
Thank you to those of you that attended this most recent regional meeting. One of the most critical things that we can do at the regional level to bolster our position in Sacramento is to foster relationships with your legislative representatives at their district.
During this meeting, we want to hear from you about how CCSA should prioritize its efforts in Sacramento on behalf of your school and the charter Movement at large.
Join Sacramento area public school advocates for this STAND UP monthly meeting focusing on school choice.
Regional meetings always include the networking and movement-wide updates on hot topics like facilities financing. Make it a priority to join us and Register Today!
Check out the back-to-school coverage on some of our region's newest independent charters schools. Congratulations and welcome to the charter schools movement!
Who is John Bohananon, the director of alternative education for Chico Unified School District, trying to convince?
We're excited to collaborate on this important city-wide campaign that will improve educational outcomes for kids.
Mark your calendars today! Agenda, online registration and region-specific content coming soon.
An update on the negotiations underway this August.
Save yourself a click! Did you know you it is easy to make a default regional selection on calcharters.org? It's easy. Here's how to do it.
New information about Governor Brown's veto of the budget.
How can parents have an impact in Sacramento? How do you get a meeting with your legislator? What is the process for a proposed bill to become a law? Get the details from Families That Can.