CA Gubernatorial Candidates to Join 3,500 Charter School Advocates 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference Celebrates "Momentum" of the Sector

March 20, 2017

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Monday, March 20, 2017

(Sacramento, CA) - The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) is honored to welcome over 3,500 charter public school leaders, teachers, and advocates gathering this week at the Sacramento Convention Center to attend the 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference. In addition to attending breakout sessions and gaining access to new tools and resources, conference attendees are invited to an exclusive Q&A session with three California Gubernatorial Candidates, and a special keynote presentation by journalist and award winning author Andrew Solomon. CCSA will also continue the tradition of honoring charter teachers, volunteers, schools, and elected officials for their outstanding leadership and excellence in education, and will award scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

The 24th Annual California Charter Schools Conference

March 20-23, 2017

Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and Sacramento Convention Center

Keynote Speakers:

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Tuesday, March 21, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

Andrew Solomon, journalist and author of "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity"

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Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

Jed Wallace, president and CEO, California Charter Schools Association

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Thursday, March 23, 10:45 am - 12:30 pm
Sacramento Convention Center 3rd Floor Ballrooms

Delaine Eastin, former Superintendent of Public Instruction, CA Gubernatorial Candidate .

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Antonio Villaraigosa, former Mayor of Los Angeles, California Gubernatorial Candidate

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John Chiang, Treasurer, State of California, California Gubernatorial Candidate

Additional Information:

  • More than 600,000 students attend over 1,200 charter schools

  • 3,500 conference attendees

  • 186 conference breakout sessions, 56 expo presentations/posters, 300 exhibiting companies

  • Charter schools are public schools. They are tuition-free and serve all students. Across the state, charter schools are excelling academically.

Caity Heim, Manager, Communications, CCSA