MEDIA ADVISORY: 22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference: "One Movement, Many Voices" Opens March 16, 2015 in Sacramento

March 13, 2015

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Contact: Dannie Tillman
(213) 924-2439

(Sacramento, California) - More than 2,500 charter school leaders, teachers, parents and supporters will gather to inspire academic excellence, operational integrity and unity among charter schools throughout California at the annual four-day event hosted by the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA). California is home to the largest number of charters in the nation, with an estimated 547,800 students attending 1,184 schools. The conference will also feature a special programming strand exploring the impact of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

22nd Annual California Charter Schools Conference

March 16-19, 2015

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

The California Charter Schools Conference has been held annually for 22 years, offering resources, guidance and advocacy support to the California charter movement. This year nine Hart Vision Awards will be presented to volunteers, schools, teachers, elected officials and community leaders.

Five students graduating from CCSA member charter schools from across the state will also be recognized with each receiving a $2,000 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship Award. And three winners of CCSA's first ever "One Movement. Many Voices. Video Contest" will also be announced with $23,000 in prize money awarded to them and a charter school of their choice. Some attendees will kick-off the conference activities on Monday, March 16 by engaging in a myriad of pre-conference programs.


  • Jed Wallace, president and CEO, California Charter Schools Association
  • Amanda Ripley, investigative journalist and best-selling author
  • Juan Williams, FOX News political analyst and best-selling author (special guest moderator)

California Charter Schools and Conference by the Numbers:

  • 1,184 California charter public schools 

  • 547,800 estimated charter school students in California 

  • 91,000 students on waitlists 

  • 2,500+ conference attendees
  • 150+ breakout sessions & 50+ poster sessions
  • 230+ exhibiting companies

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About the California Charter Schools Association
The California Charter Schools Association's vision is to increase student learning by growing the number of families choosing high quality charter public schools so that no child is denied the right to a great public education. Our mission is to ensure a million students attend charter public schools by 2022, with charter public schools outperforming non-charter public schools on every measure. We do this by serving as the advocacy organization that builds the policy environment needed to grow as quickly as possible the number of students attending high quality charter public schools. For more information, please visit our website at