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A range of exceptional leaders in the charter school movement were presented with Hart Vision Awards at CCSA's 21st Annual Conference.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation Presented with Hart Vision Award for Supporter of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Since 2005, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has invested in California's charter school movement to help create school cultures of continuous improvement, collaboration and innovation through the systematic use of data.
Joanne Ahola Presented with Hart Vision Award for Volunteer of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Joanne Ahola is a member of the Golden Valley Charter School's board of directors and is a strong advocate for charter partnerships with the traditional school system to ensure all children receive a high quality education.
El Sol Santa Ana Science and Arts Academy Presented with Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
El Sol Science and Arts Academy is a dual-immersion charter school in Santa Ana. The school was founded in 2001 with 110 students and now has more than 850 students enrolled in preschool through eighth grade.
Five Keys Charter School Presented with Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Since it opened its first school, Five Keys has been educating inmates and ex-offenders in a pro-social environment by providing high school classes and access to community-based programs that provide recovery, parenting, and work skills.
Brittany Barnes Presented with Hart Vision Award for Teacher of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Barnes is recognized as one of the leading math teachers in California for her work with a traditionally underperforming student population.
Marco Petruzzi Presented with Hart Vision Award for School Leader of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Petruzzi is one of only a few leaders across California and the U.S. to take on multiple turnarounds of existing neighborhood schools in underserved communities.
Mónica García Presented with Hart Vision Award for Elected Official of the Year at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference
Mónica García represents Board District 2 in LAUSD, the second-largest school district in the nation. She has held this office since June 2006.
Last Monday, February 24, the California Secretary of State announced that efforts to repeal the "transgender bill" AB 1266 have failed. In light of this announcement, CCSA has issued some guidance for charter schools regarding the implementation of this bill.
New Report: Renewing the Promise: How Charter Middle and High Schools Are Putting Oakland Students on the Path to College
The California Charter Schools Association released a new report, Renewing the Promise: How Charter Middle and High Schools Are Putting Oakland Students on the Path to College.
Charter schools must respond by this deadline, expressing any concerns with the offer and/or making a counter-offer. Find details and template response letters.
Funding for nonrecurring expenses incurred in initiating or expanding a (1) School Breakfast Program (SBP), serving students in kindergarten through grade twelve or (2) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), serving children and youth eighteen years of age and under during school breaks.
Question: We are completing our SB 740 Non-classroom Based Funding Determination Form. How does the state define a "Full Time Equivalent" (FTE)? We need this information for our non-classroom based charter school to meet the 25:1 student to teacher ratio.
Learn more and sign up to take the Charter School Facilities Initiative Survey at the 21st Annual California Charter Schools Conference, March 3-6.
More than 2,800 charter school leaders, teachers and supporters will come together in San Jose March 3-6 to celebrate, network, share and learn. We've provided all the tools to help you get ready before you arrive onsite. Want to check out San Jose Innovation--sign up for SJ School Tours now. Haven't registered? There's still time.
These workshops will provide your school with the governance and fiscal management training required by the PCSGP!
Learn more about NWEA MAP Assessments and how they can help you know if your school and your students are on track. NWEA is hosting several webinars in February as well as a coffee talk at CCSA's Conference.
This in-person workshop, perfect for new charter schools, school leaders and board members, is offered in the Bay Area, the Central Valley and Los Angeles
Awards for ongoing, youth-led projects that highlight the creativity and commitment of young people working to meet the needs of others.
Question: How often are charter schools required to hold fire drills?
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 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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