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  • How Charter Schools and Districts Can Work Together for Kids

     

    One element of the law passed in California in 1992 creating charter schools was the idea that charters would serve as educational laboratories, discovering effective practices that districts could then adopt. Roberta Benjamin, LA Superintendent for Aspire Public Schools, shares her perspective on collaboration.

    From: In the News.Published April 16, 2012.Last Modified March 18, 2013.
  • 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.
  • Synergy Academies Welcomes High School Students to the Synergy Family

     

    Synergy Academies welcomed close to 400 students to their brand new high school, Synergy Quantum Academy. Continuing the Synergy tradition of partnering with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Synergy Quantum Academy is co-located with two LAUSD high schools on the Central Region High School #16 campus in South Los Angeles.

    From: In the News.Published December 16, 2011.Last Modified December 14, 2011.
  • 12/2/11 Charter News Round-Up

     

    Charter school news for the week ending November 4, 2011

    From: In the News.Published December 2, 2011.Last Modified December 2, 2011.
  • Despite Challenges, Aspire Applies for School Under Round 3 of Public School Choice

     

    Today Aspire Public Schools submitted its application to operate a new school in South Los Angeles under [Public School Choice (PSC)](/advocacy/public-school-choice-in-los-angeles.html), the Los Angeles Unified School District's unprecedented initiative to reform the operation of new schools and turn around the lowest performing schools in the district.

    From: In the News.Published November 18, 2011.Last Modified November 18, 2011.
  • Fact Sheet: Public School Choice - LAUSD's Reform Initiative

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    In 2009, the Los Angeles Unified School District board passed Public School Choice (PSC), an unprecedented initiative to reform the operation of new schools and turn around the lowest performing schools, known as focus schools, in the district. Charter schools have been active participants in this reform.

    From: In the News.Published November 7, 2011.Last Modified May 7, 2013.
  • CCSA Statement on LAUSD Public School Choice

     

    CCSA Statement on the continuation of the Public School Choice process in Los Angeles

    From: In the News.Published November 2, 2011.Last Modified November 2, 2011.
  • Green Dot: Turning around schools and transforming LAUSD

     

    In 2006, Locke High School was one of the most dangerous schools in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), with a graduation rate of under 25%. Now, thanks to Green Dot Public Schools, it's become a nationally recognized turnaround school, all while serving the same community, spending less money, and maintaining a unionized teaching and classified staff.

    From: In the News.Published October 7, 2011.Last Modified October 7, 2011.
  • Celerity Schools: Making a Difference in Los Angeles County

     

    Celerity Educational Group opened their first charter school in the heart of the Crenshaw community in 2005 with a focused commitment to serve LA's most impoverished and underserved students. Their model was simple - expect the best, give the best and accomplish the best. This has proven true.

    From: In the News.Published October 5, 2011.Last Modified October 7, 2011.
  • Aspire Public Schools: Changing the Odds for Low-Income Students

     

    From their first day of kindergarten, all Aspire Public School students know one thing: they are going to college. Aspire's "College for Certain" philosophy is woven into every aspect of students' school day.

    From: In the News.Published October 4, 2011.Last Modified December 1, 2011.
  • Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC): Preparing Every Student for College

     

    At some middle and high schools, students are "tracked;" some are put in honors, others in basic classes. But not at PUC charter public schools in Los Angeles. At PUC, the staff has the same high expectations for every student and all are prepared to graduate from high school prepared for college success.

    From: In the News.Published October 3, 2011.Last Modified October 6, 2011.
  • Gabriella Charter School: Learning Through Dance

     

    Gabriella Charter School offers students, families and the community of Echo Park a rigorous standards-based K-8 academic program with music, visual arts and daily one-hour dance instruction.

    From: In the News.Published September 29, 2011.Last Modified October 5, 2011.
  • 9/2/11 Charter News Round-Up

     

    Charter school news for the week ending September 2, 2011.

    From: In the News.Published September 2, 2011.Last Modified September 2, 2011.
  • Public School Choice News Round-Up

     

    Yesterday, the Los Angeles Unified School Board approved changes to the Public School Choice Initiative that could give in-district teams priority in applying for new schools. The charter school community, joined by parents and students from other community organizations, came out in opposition of the proposed

    From: In the News.Published August 31, 2011.Last Modified September 2, 2011.
  • CCSA Statement on LAUSD's Approval of Public School Choice Changes

     

    Statement from Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association, on LAUSD's Approval of Public School Choice Changes.

    From: In the News.Published August 30, 2011.Last Modified August 30, 2011.
  • Public School Choice Charter Schools Outperform District-Run Programs

     

    Charter schools that opened under the first round of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Public School Choice (PSC 1.0) initiative last fall are largely outperforming district-run PSC programs, according to STAR testing results. Despite these promising results, on Tuesday, the LAUSD board is set to decide whether to continue to allow charter schools to apply for new schools under this reform initiative.

    From: In the News.Published August 29, 2011.Last Modified October 4, 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.
  • Third Round of Public School Choice Kicks Off in LA

     

    The third round of Public School Choice has officially kicked off with potential applicants submitting letters of intent for 39 schools projected to serve over 50,000 students at 17 new campuses and 22 "focus schools," which are under-performing existing schools. The Los Angeles Unified School District's Public School Choice resolution allows non-district school operators - like charter schools, teacher teams, and community groups - the opportunity to apply to run schools.

    From: In the News.Published April 4, 2011.Last Modified June 10, 2011.
  • LAUSD Awards Seven Schools to Charters under Public School Choice

     

    About 4,750 students in Los Angeles will be attending high-quality charter schools this fall, thanks to a massive effort from the charter school community and the bold actions of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board to push for reform and put kids first in the second round of Public School Choice.

    From: In the News.Published March 23, 2011.Last Modified March 23, 2011.
  • News Round-Up: Public School Choice 2.0 Final Vote

     

    This week, the LAUSD Board selected several top-performing charter schools to run various campuses identified in the second round of the Public School Choice (PSC) initiative. Late last year, seven charter schools submitted applications to the board for the opportunity...

    From: In the News.Published March 16, 2011.Last Modified May 23, 2011.
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