August 2013

Response to Southern California Public Radio: "API scores: Only about half of LA Unified charters meeting state performance goals"

Read CCSA’s response to Southern California Public Radio’s article, API scores: Only about half of LA Unified charters meeting state performance goals.

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Response to Los Angeles Times Editorial: "Making Room for Charter Students"

CCSA’s response to The Los Angeles Times’ editorial about the charter movement, Making Room for Charter Students, stating that allocating space for charter students under Prop. 39 should not be at the expense of students in traditional public schools.

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USC Report Names Top California Charter Schools

Meet Our 2013 Research and Evaluation Intern: Hana Imoisili

Hana Imoisili is working with the Research and Evaluation team to learn about the policy implications of common core on charter schools as it relates to the critical issues that need to be considered and weighed during the implementation process.

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Guajome Schools Kicks Off Professional Development Day Aboard USS Peleliu

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Superintendent of Guajome Schools Bob Hampton surprises staff with professional development day aboard the USS Peleliu.

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Meet Our 2013 Education Pioneers: Mark Muenchau


Mark enjoyed the diversity of backgrounds and experiences from other fellows within Education Pioneers who provided him with critical insight about how different stakeholders view both the challenges and solutions to educational inequity and access.

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New Report on LAUSD's Special Education Reorganization Shows Promising Results

In January 2011, the LAUSD Board of Education voted unanimously to restructure the existing Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) SELPA to provide charter schools a new option with full responsibility, flexibility and autonomy for serving students with disabilities. Read about the progress to date in this detailed report on the first year of the program.

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Activate Instruction: Free K-12 Online Common Core-Aligned Curriculum Tool

Activate Instruction is an open platform where teachers can browse, search, rate, add, share, and organize their favorite Common Core-aligned resources, and put them together in personalized playlists for students.

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Myrna Castrejón, CCSA's Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, Named Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow

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The Fellowship is a two-year, cohort-based program that identifies innovative leaders in the educational equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public schools for low-income children and communities.

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Meet Our 2013 Education Pioneers: Cameron Lewis

Cameron joined Education Pioneers to expand his leadership skills and gain further knowledge around the conception and implementation of reform efforts at educational organizations.

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