Recent Updates From Our News Blog and Members' Blog
Don't miss out on these great opportunities - all new NWEA MAP users must take this training.
WE THE PARENTS is a new film that explores the origins of the "Parent Trigger" law and the spread of this movement across the nation.
A SWOT analysis is a handy tool for planning your renewal strategy. Check out our short list of questions that your school should be prepared to answer.
Help your new school access funds through the Public Charter Schools Grant Program by signing up for a pre-conference workshop.
The US Department of Education has funded the Charter School Facilities Initiative Survey in California in early 2014! The survey is a national initiative to research and quantify charter school access to adequate educational facilities space and funding.
From CharterSAFE: Please remember that burglaries at school sites rise over holiday breaks...
CCSA is proud to offer new, exciting and engaging advocacy programming at the 21st Annual Conference. Use the knowledge you'll gain at conference and be part of the charter movement in action at Advocacy Day on May 7, 2014 in Sacramento.
Oakland School for the Art's A capella team will be performing on this season of NBC's national show "The Sing-off."
Highlighting inspiring efforts that parents, teachers, school leaders and board members are making across the state and how CCSA is supporting that work through increased parent organizing work, our new Teacher Advocacy Fellowship and work to engage charter board members
Funding for the development and delivering of learning experiences promoting the knowledge, use and delight of herbs through educational programs.
Question: I am developing an Independent Study charter school. Can special education students be accepted into my program?
Prepare Your Prop. 39 Clean Energy Jobs Act Application for Funding with FREE Assistance from the California Conservation Corp
Trained members of the California Conservation Corp will visit charter schools to conduct "whole building" energy opportunity surveys at no cost to schools. Energy surveys are required before receiving Clean Energy Act (Prop 39) funding.
Twenty Tips from HR Peers, brought to you by CharterSAFE.
If you fail to respond to the district, then the district's ADA projections provided in its December 1 letter cannot be challenged. Please read the full text for more information and template response letters.
Reed Hastings and Viola Davis to Serve as Keynote Speakers at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference!
CCSA is proud to announce that two charter school supporters will be speaking at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference. The conference will kick-off with Silicon Valley CEO and CCSA Board Member, Reed Hastings, the founder and CEO of Netflix. The event will close with nationally known Award Winning Actress and Charter School Supporter, Viola Davis.
Each May, over 100 California charter school leaders, board members and parents join together to celebrate National Charter Schools Week with Advocacy Day hosted by CCSA in Sacramento. Read why Rick Miller, CORE Executive Director and Rocklin Academy Board Member, plans to attend this year. And be sure to register today!
Included in the Capitol Update this week:
* Thank You Senator Liu
* Local Control Funding Formula FAQ
* CDE Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update
* LAO Forecast: State's Fiscal Position is Strongest in a Decade
* Happenings: Updates and Deadlines
Representatives from diverse charter schools across Los Angeles recently had the opportunity to have a deep and thoughtful discussion with Senator Carol Liu (D - Pasadena), who plays an important leadership role in the Legislature. A two-hour conversation touched on issues from SB 740 funding to charter-district collaboration, teachers unions and Code 1090.
Funding for charter schools that will disseminate best practices likely to significantly improve academic achievement in California's K-12 public education system.
CCSA is proud to announce and offer programming tailored specifically to the needs of Charter Leaders, Board Members, Teachers, Developers and Charter School Supporters--programming that has been developed and approved by charter school experts to meet the needs of YOUR school community.
I’m Hilary Harmssen, Managing Regional Director for the Bay Area, North and Central Coast region. I am proud to represent the needs of the region’s member schools. I hope this page serves as a resource where you can find up-to-date information about charter news specific to our region.
I’m David Castillo, Regional Director in Oakland. I advocate on behalf of the charter community in Oakland and support member schools to ensure that students and families have access to high quality school options in Oakland.
I’m Alicia Gallegos, Regional Director for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties and the Director of the San José Charter Schools Consortium. I facilitate the work of the Consortium to bring together charter leaders who are focused on closing the achievement gap and ensuring that every student in San José has a seat at an excellent school. I also support the development of high-performing charters and work to engage community leaders in the charter movement in order to increase college success in low income San José communities.
I’m Tony Cuevas, Director of Parent and Community Engagement in Oakland. As a member of the Families That Can Team, I will train and mobiles the charter community and build relationships with parents, school leaders and a broad range of community leaders in Oakland.
I’m John Finefrocks, Director, Family and Community Engagement for Richmond.
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