May 2014

Response to San Mateo County News "Study Proves Charter Schools Are No Silver Bullet"

Read CCSA’s response to the San Mateo County News story “Study Proves Charter Schools Are No Silver Bullet.”

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Legislative Updates: AB 1531 Held in Appropriations Committee

AB 1531 dies in the Assembly Appropriations Committee along with several other bills impacting charter schools.

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Oppose Senate Bill 1263 TODAY & Make Your Voice Heard!


Take action today and oppose Senate Bill 1263 (Pavley) that creates oppressive facilities barriers for charter schools.

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60 Years Later: Brown v. Board of Education

Saturday, May 17, 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision striking down “separate but equal” segregation in public education.

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San Diego Wildfires Result in School Closures

Many schools and districts have indicated that they will decide on a daily basis when the schools will reopen.

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29 Charter Schools Named California Distinguished Schools

Ten Charter Schools Named 2013-14 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools

Response to Report: Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud & Abuse

Read CCSA’s response to the recently released report: Charter School Vulnerabilities to Waste, Fraud & Abuse.

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Gina Plate, CCSA Senior Special Education Advisor, Elected Chair of Statewide Advisory Commission on Special Education

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Gina Plate named Chair of California Advisory Commission on Special Education.

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500 Parents Rally for New Charter School in West Adams

On May 10th, as many as 500 parents will rally for a new charter school in West Adams.

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Hundreds of Charter School Parents to Meet and Evaluate Candidates for LAUSD Board District 1 at Public Forum

More than 200 charter school parents are expected to attend a forum featuring five candidates running for LAUSD’s Board District 1 seat.

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More than 300 Charter School Supporters to Participate in CCSA's Annual Advocacy Day on May 7

CCSA hosts more than 300 charter school leaders, supporters, parents and students from across the state at annual Advocacy Day in Sacramento.

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CCSA Files Lawsuit Against West Contra Costa Unified School District Seeking Parcel Tax Funding Equity for Charter Public School Students

CCSA seeks a legal finding from the California courts to declare that the WCCUSD’s allocation of parcel tax proceeds to charter public schools as unconstitutional and discriminatory.

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May 2014 Message to Members from Jed Wallace


Join Us in Celebrating National Charter Schools Week and the Growth of California’s Charter Movement

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91,000 Students Waiting to Attend Charter Schools in California

Each year during National Charter Schools Week, the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) releases annual data on the number of students across the state on waiting lists to attend charter schools. This year, a record 91,000 students are on charter schools waitlists in California.

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National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Honors Champions for Charters on May 6

Several distinguished leaders from across the country honored as a Champion for Charters during an award reception in Washington, D.C.

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Register Today! National Charter Schools Annual Conference June 29-July 2, Las Vegas, NV

Join more than 4,000 charter school teachers, leaders, and advocates to learn practices and policies that make a difference in our classrooms at the 2015 National Charter Schools Conference.

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