Results tagged “advocacy”

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  • San Diego Charter Community Gathers Today to Protect Students and Oppose AB 1531

     

    Dozens of San Diego's charter parents and leaders take a firm stand against Assembly Bill 1531 at a press conference in front of the district offices of Assemblymembers Gonzalez and Weber.

    From: In the News. Published April 16, 2014. Last Modified April 16, 2014.
  • New videos: Teachers Take on Policy

     

    Charter school teachers offer a unique perspective and add an important voice to education policy discussions. But how can they get involved? Find out in these new videos.

    From: In the News. Published March 27, 2013. Last Modified April 4, 2013.
  • Podcast: Politics & Advocacy 101 for Teachers

     

    CCSA hosted a great panel discussion on how teachers can get involved in policy and advocacy at the 20th Annual California Charter Schools Conference in San Diego this March.

    From: In the News. Published March 21, 2013. Last Modified March 27, 2013.
  • Charter Renewal Horror Stories

     

    Looking for a scary story to tell around the campfire this summer? Look no further than some of the challenges that charter schools have faced around renewals over the last year. Don't get trapped in an ugly renewal game!

    From: In the News. Published June 27, 2012. Last Modified June 26, 2012.
  • Act Now to Restore Charter School Categorical Block Grant Growth Funding

     

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    A backroom decision by the Legislature to remove charter school categorical block grant growth funding means a cut of approximately $100 per charter school student. Act now to demand the restoration of this funding!

    From: In the News. Published June 18, 2012. Last Modified June 18, 2012.
  • Sometimes it Takes Students to Remind Us What We're Fighting For

     

    Some days we can forget why we signed up to advocate for charter public schools. We constantly have to battle those whose only interest is stopping charters from flourishing in California. Or we have to explain for the umpteenth time how our schools are being hurt by funding inequities and delays.

    From: In the News. Published June 11, 2012. Last Modified June 26, 2012.
  • A Parent's Eye View of State Politics: Charter parent Lanie Holmer testifies before the CA Assembly

     

    Lanie Holmer, a parent at Westlake Charter School in Sacramento, testified before an Assembly committee on behalf of her school and all charter schools. "I had to say something," she says, "I'm the voice for my child and my school and if I don't, only the voices on the other side of the issues would be heard."

    From: In the News. Published May 24, 2012. Last Modified June 4, 2012.
  • CCSA Member Advocacy on State Budget Makes a Difference

     

    With 17 hours before the Assembly subcommittee was set to take action, CCSA issued an urgent Action Alert to our members, and you responded in force. From emailing, calling, and showing up in person, the Assembly subcommittee heard from 13 charter school advocates defending the Governor's proposals. And when the Senate subcommittees met just days later, you responded again, with school leaders coming to testify in Sacramento from as far away as San Diego.

    From: In the News. Published May 22, 2012. Last Modified May 17, 2012.
  • Parents, Staff and Students from Woodland Star Charter School Take On Sacramento

     

    When Sheila Reilly, Administrator at Woodland Star Charter School in Sonoma, heard about the governor's budget proposal and the anti-charter legislation in the pipeline at CCSA's Winter Regional Meeting, she knew it was time for action. So she got a bus and brought five teachers, six boardmembers, a handful of parents and the school's entire 8th grade class to participate in various parts of the CCSA Conference and Advocacy Week in Sacramento.

    From: In the News. Published April 23, 2012. Last Modified April 13, 2012.
  • Letters to Leaders: One Student's Letter

     

    "You don't know me, but indirectly you have a made a significant difference in my life. I am 13 years old and I attend a charter school in San Diego. The same charter school that I have been at since I was in kindergarten."

    From: In the News. Published March 7, 2012. Last Modified March 8, 2012.
  • From the Front Lines: "Letters to Leaders" Involves Parents, Students, Staff in Grassroots Advocacy

     

    Each year, The Classical Academies' school community participates in the Letters to Leaders Initiative, a campaign to involve students, parents, and team members in an organized and specific plan to address an issue facing charter schools, and to give them outlet to be involved to communicate directly with our state leaders.

    From: In the News. Published March 6, 2012. Last Modified March 2, 2012.
  • CCSA Statement Announcing Support for Governor Brown's Initiative to Increase Revenue for All Public Schools, Including Charters

     

    CCSA announces support for Governor Brown's "Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act," which appears as Proposition 30 on the ballot on Nov. 6, 2012.

    From: In the News. Published March 5, 2012. Last Modified August 29, 2012.
  • Join Us for the 2012 Charter School Funding Equity Rally!

     

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    On February 29, supporters of the California charter school movement gathered on the steps of the Capitol to demand funding equity. Why? Because charter school students are public school students. They should have access to same levels of funding as any other public school student!

    From: In the News. Published February 13, 2012. Last Modified March 1, 2012.
  • Introducing Advocacy Week at the California Charter Schools Conference

     

    Advocacy Week will be a special event running from the beginning to the end of the 19th Annual California Charter Schools Conference. During Advocacy Week, you will have multiple opportunities for face-to-face interactions with legislators and policymakers whose decisions impact your students.

    From: In the News. Published January 31, 2012. Last Modified January 30, 2012.
  • CCSA Statement on AB 1172 Passing the Assembly Floor

     

    CCSA Press Statement Regarding Passage of AB 1172, which would make it harder for charter schools to be approved by school districts, passed the Assembly Floor.

    From: In the News. Published January 30, 2012. Last Modified January 30, 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.
  • Second Annual Portrait of the Movement Coming in February

     

    As a key element of our efforts to deepen the understanding of the academic performance of all charter public schools in California, our annual report on trends and results, Portrait of the Movement, will again be published in mid-February.

    From: In the News. Published January 24, 2012. Last Modified January 23, 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.
  • Redesigned Regional Meetings Offer Localized Discussion, Networking

     

    Based on feedback from members, the Association's Statewide Advocacy team has redesigned regional meetings to be more interactive, with members serving as active participants from the development of the agenda to the presentation of information. Now more than ever, regional meetings are designed to draw on the collective wisdom of CCSA resources and your charter colleagues in order to address important state and local issues.

    From: In the News. Published January 19, 2012. Last Modified January 19, 2012.
  • CCSA Statement on National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Annual Ranking Of State Charter School Laws

     

    Press statement on National Alliance for Public Charter Schools report ranking of state charter school laws.

    From: In the News. Published January 17, 2012. Last Modified January 17, 2012.
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