Results tagged “Families That Can”

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  • An Open Letter to the Next Mayor of Los Angeles

     

    We are pleased that LA's mayoral candidates are having a debate focused on education on May 7th and will listen with interest to what they have to say. We hope LA's next mayor will use the role to push for great public schools.

    From: In the News. Published May 6, 2013. Last Modified May 6, 2013.
  • Parents Win! Defeat of Anti-Charter Resolution in Los Angeles Shows the Power of our Collective Advocacy

     

    In September, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board member Steve Zimmer proposed a resolution that would limit parent choice by not allowing any new charters and adding more bureaucracy on existing charter schools.

    From: In the News. Published November 15, 2012. Last Modified July 17, 2013.
  • LAUSD Board Votes Down Resolution to Limit Parent Choice

     

    Parents spoke out - and the LAUSD board listened.

    From: In the News. Published November 13, 2012. Last Modified February 7, 2014.
  • 5,000+ L.A. Parents Demand Better Public Schools at the "Schools We Can Believe In" Rally

     

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    On Saturday, Feb. 4, well over 5,000 parents, students and teachers from across Los Angeles joined education officials and leaders for the "Schools We Can Believe In" rally at Exposition Park, to demand high-quality public schools in every neighborhood, quality space and equal funding for all public school students.

    From: In the News. Published February 4, 2012. Last Modified March 6, 2012.
  • Thousands of L.A. Parents Will Rally for "Schools We Can Believe In" on Saturday, Feb. 4

     

    op city officials and education leaders are expected to join thousands of parents at a citywide rally this Saturday, February 4, at Exposition Park in front of the L.A. Memorial Coliseum to demand better public schools in Los Angeles. Among the featured speakers are Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAUSD Board President Mónica García and Superintendent John Deasy.

    From: In the News. Published January 31, 2012. Last Modified January 31, 2012.
  • Member Perspectives: CA Needs to Fund its Public Schools

     

    "One of the most critical problems facing education right now is that California is simply not funding its public schools equitably," writes Alison Diaz, founder of Environmental Charter High School. That's why she's joining the Schools We Can Believe in Rally on Feb. 4 in Los Angeles.

    From: In the News. Published January 26, 2012. Last Modified January 27, 2012.
  • Charter Community Will Show Our Strength in Major Rallies This Spring

     

    A rally in Los Angeles is one of several events being planned across the state this spring to demonstrate that the charter school movement simply will not be held back. In Sacramento, charter supporters will rally on the capitol steps during the 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference and Advocacy Week.

    From: In the News. Published January 23, 2012. Last Modified January 22, 2012.
  • Top 10: Most Popular Videos of 2011

     

    Throughout 2011, CCSA posted more than 40 videos to our YouYube channel, defining the charter school movement, highlighting inspiring figures within it, and allowing students, staff and leaders to explain the tough issues facing California's charter schools. From San Diego to Sacramento, from timelapse to interviews to animated pieces-- CCSA videos run the gamut.

    From: In the News. Published December 28, 2011. Last Modified January 10, 2012.
  • Families That Can Community Events Focus on African American Students Report

     

    Families That Can (FTC), the Association's grassroots organizing effort, hosted community events in Oakland and Los Angeles to raise awareness about CCSA's report on African American student performance.

    From: In the News. Published December 6, 2011. Last Modified December 5, 2011.
  • Charter Parents Get Inspired and Empowered at "Camp Educate"

     

    Earlier this month, parents from across the state gathered in Los Angeles for Camp Educate, a three-day training retreat led by Educate Our State, a parent-lead group which advocates for high-quality public education in California. Several dozen charter parents attended the event.

    From: In the News. Published November 25, 2011. Last Modified November 30, 2011.
  • Parent Voices Make the Difference on Charter School Facilities

     

    More than 150 charter schools across the state submitted requests for facilities to their districts under Proposition 39 last year and many did so again this year by the Nov. 1 deadline. They won't receive final offers of space until April, but Families That Can has already started working with several schools to harness one of their most powerful resources - their parents.

    From: In the News. Published November 17, 2011. Last Modified November 17, 2011.
  • Check Out the New Families That Can video!

     

    Check out our new video on Families That Can, a statewide organization of charter school parents, and find out how to get your voice heard!

    From: In the News. Published July 26, 2011. Last Modified July 29, 2011.
  • San Diego Parent Summit Engages Families in Improving Public Education

     

    Regional Director Lisa Berlanga participated in a San Diego parent summit on June 25. The summit was an opportunity to hear a panel of educational leaders address the question, "how do we improve public education?"

    From: In the News. Published July 1, 2011. Last Modified August 2, 2011.
  • Getting to Know: Corri Ravare, the new Executive Director of Families That Can

     

    Corri Tate Ravare is the new Executive Director of Families That Can, CCSA's statewide organization of charter school families. Ravare brings a wealth of experience to the job, most recently having served as president of Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Public Schools, a network of 15 high-performing charter schools serving 4,600 students in south Los Angeles. Read the interview with Corri.

    From: In the News. Published June 20, 2011. Last Modified June 20, 2011.
  • Families That Can Announces Hiring of Corri Ravare as new Executive Director

     

    The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is excited to announce that Corri Tate Ravare will be leading Families That Can, its statewide charter school parent organization.

    From: In the News. Published June 13, 2011. Last Modified June 14, 2011.
  • Families That Can Honors Parents for Their Participation in Public School Choice

     

    On May 2, Families That Can hosted a celebratory luncheon honoring 55 parents who led grassroots organizing around Public School Choice (PSC), the Los Angeles Unified School District's initiative to create excellent new schools and turn around the lowest performing...

    From: In the News. Published May 9, 2011. Last Modified May 24, 2011.
  • 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference Breaks Attendance Record; Focused on Connecting Charter School Leaders, Educators, Parents and Supporters

     

    The 18th Annual California Charter Schools Conference gathered more than 3,000 charter leaders, educators, advocates, parents, supporters, and more to San Diego this year, offering services, advice, and information to encourage charter growth and sustainability. The annual conference hosted an array of leaders, including L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and former California Secretary of Education Richard Riordan, as well as interactive panels and sessions on various education issues.

    From: In the News. Published March 10, 2011. Last Modified March 10, 2011.
  • Energetic Parent Summit is a Highlight for This Year's Conference

     

    Charter schools have long modeled best practices for engaging parents and harnessing the power of families to create great schools. That powerful parent voice will be out in force at this year's California Charter Schools Conference. The annual event is not only the biggest gathering of the year for charter leaders, teachers and education reformers - it is also home to the charter community's annual Parent Summit, which is completely free for parents to attend.

    From: In the News. Published February 15, 2011. Last Modified February 14, 2011.
  • Releasing the Collective Power of the Parent

     

    Twenty years since its inception, the charter school community is beginning to rely on the growing parent constituency to help take control of their students' education in a broader sense, as well. There are approximately 340,000 students in California public charter schools today. That translates to at least half a million charter school parents. CCSA has recently joined forces with Families That Can (FTC) to harness that power, helping parents understand their latent advocacy potential and converting that potential energy into kinetic, sustainable momentum for charter school advocacy goals on behalf of their children.

    From: In the News. Published September 14, 2010. Last Modified September 13, 2010.
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