Need to meet PSCGP training requirements? Have questions about the Common Core State Standards? Afraid you missed all the Business Managers’ Meetings? Learn how these workshops can help.
Financial award for the winning article about the need for healthy, sustainable school food
Question: What is a “PI” school? What do PI schools have to do with Title I?
The 2012-13 Fiscal Year federal PCSGP Dissemination Request for Application (RFA) and forms are available on the CDE Web site.
Sycamore Valley Academy Making a Difference in the Facility Resources Struggle in the Central Valley
For that reason, schools participating in Prop 39 facilities applications and SB 740 facilities private lease reimbursements should be applauded in their efforts to formally communicate the need for facility resources for charter schools.
Often overlooked as merely symbolic, strong and clear Vision, Mission and Values statements have a powerful effect on families, staff, funders and the larger community, propelling the school toward continual improvement and innovation.
Hands-on: E-Rate and Tech Plans! PCSGP Workshop! Board Member Best Practice Summit! Get the details and find out how you can participate!
The Walton Foundation has redefined the boundaries of the areas of Los Angeles that are eligible for its High Quality Charter Grant Program. See the new map!
Every January, National School Choice Week provides an unprecedented opportunity to shine a spotlight on the need for effective education options for all children.
All LAUSD-authorized charter schools will be required to select a new special education arrangement and sign a new memorandum of understanding by April 1, 2013 to take effect for the 2013-14 school year. Learn more at the Feb. 5 LA Regional Meeting!
The webinar will provide applicants information about the eligibility requirements and application process for the Public Charter Schools Grant Program (PCSGP) Dissemination Sub-grants
Get an overview of the development process, a breakdown of CDE regulations and an outline of the topics that must defined in charter petitions
Don’t miss the 20th Annual California Charter Schools Conference!
The relationship with your authorizer is critical to the existence of your school. Never is that more apparent then when your school is up for re-authorization. I
Funding to support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on community service projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities
Question: Are charter high schools required to offer Drivers Ed classes to their students?
CCSA has filed a Petition for Rehearing in the California Court of Appeal requesting that the Court reconsider its decision in CCSA’s Prop. 39 litigation against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) issued on December 7, 2012
Parents make plans to call, write letters and speak at school board meetings
If you are looking to build your internal capacity, consider applying for a Service Grant from The Taproot Foundation. The next deadline for submission is March 1, 2013.
Register Today! Regional charter leaders meetings kick off this month and will be held from January 24 - February 11, 2013. These interactive and informative meetings present a great opportunity to discuss state and local regional issues.
All LA charter high school students with unique needs and their parents are invited to explore post-secondary options and community resources! Granada Hills Charter High School in partnership with Birmingham Community Charter High School is hosting an evening focused on transition.
Based on the latest release of CCSA’s 2012-13 Academic Accountability Report Cards, we are seeing reasons for optimism regarding trends in charter school performance. Read more about the trends in our upcoming Portrait of the Movement.
CCSA’s Academic Accountability Report Cards are updated with 2012 data and live. Click through to access the 2012 report cards and a sortable Excel spreadsheet listing all charter school results statewide.
Families in Schools is launching their annual Million Word Challenge literacy campaign. Local charter schools can register to be part of the campaign, which kicks off city-wide on Feb. 4, 2013. Registration and participation are both free.
Celebrate Girls and Women in Sports Day! Student tickets available to the Feb. 2 SDSU Women's Aztecs Game
Join the pre-game fun and get autographs, take pictures, hear powerful messages about academic achievement, and get playing and training tips from SDSU women athletes and coaches!
This means you have another week to take advantage of discounted individual and group registration rates for the 20th Annual Conference, AND another week to WIN!
Based on user feedback, we reorganized our website, including adding a “Technical Resource Center” in our “Professional Development” section, and refined the help documents that are currently available.
Certify your school’s Free and Reduced Price meal (FRPM) data in CALPADS to ensure accurate funding and grant eligibility for programs like the SB 740 Charter School Facility Grant Program.
In addition to the opportunity to network with other charter leaders from your area we will be discussing particular topics specific to each area for the three regional meetings happening in the first week of February.
Award of musical instruments to be used in school music programs
While the passage of Proposition 30 has improved the charter school funding picture for this year, cash flow challenges still remain.
This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of how to run an efficient, lucrative, and reliable fundraising program for a charter school.
DataDirector has developed a new way to scan assessment results into its system, and it’s now available for all ZOOM! schools to use!
Webinars for School Developers: Writing Your Charter Petition (Part 3 of 3) & Charter Petition and MOU: Important Elements for Your Special Education Sections
There are a number of online charter school development information sessions coming up in the next few months on topics ranging from incorporation to designing a realistic school budget
Included in the Capitol Update this week:
* CCSA’s January 2013 Budget Brief
* State Board of Education Appointments
* SBE Approves PCSGP Dissemination Grant
* Upcoming Deadline at the CDE
Academy of the Inland Empire to present their new “Common Core Standards” for Inland Empire youth.
As San Diego plays host to the CCSA Conference in March our region has the honor to host the CCSA Parent Summit on March 13 at the Downtown San Diego Convention Center and sponsor a limited number of Charter Parents to attend the daylong conference.
The Association of African American Educators (AAAE) Holds Conference in San Diego Prior to CCSA Conference
AAAE is seeking presenters and attendees for their March 8 - 9 conference in San Diego
The next County Office of Education Curriculum and Instruction Group meeting is Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 12:45 to 3:00 pm in SDCOE’s Communication Labs 1-4 at Joe Rindone Regional Technology Center
Register by Friday to receive discounted group rates AND be entered into a drawing to receive FREE registration and hotel stay for the 2014 CCSA Conference in San Jose!
We are excited to announce a brand new partnership that launched Jan. 10 between Granada Hills Charter High School and Leichman Special Education Center which is run by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).
Should we Change the Locations of our Regional Charter Leader Meetings to Different School Sites in the Central Valley?
I look forward to the discussion on this subject.
With a new year comes new opportunities to work together to address challenges charter schools face in Northeastern California, and to improve public education as a whole.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the charter school movement by showing why YOU love charter schools! You AND your charter school can win a $100 gift card.
Question: Is there a way to “recoup” ADA through Saturday school programs?
Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts is hosting an upcoming Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) Tier I Training for educators at its school.
Webinars for School Developers: Building the Team to Fulfill Your Mission & Becoming a California Benefit Non-Profit Corporation with 501 (c)(3) Status
Explore upcoming sessions on topics ranging from incorporation to designing a realistic school budget.
Included in the Capitol Update this week:
* Charter School Improvements
* State Fiscal Outlook
* Key Elements for Education
* Principal Apportionment Due Date Reminder
On Friday, January 4, the California Court of Appeal decided to publish the brief decision in CCSA’s Prop. 39 litigation against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) that it originally issued on December 7, 2012. In the opinion, the court upheld LAUSD’s use of “norming ratios” when assigning classrooms to charter schools, finding that the practice is “consistent with the intent of Proposition 39.”
Included in the Capitol Update this week:
* Legislative Year Begins in Earnest
* CCSA’s Government Affairs Team Announces New Leadership
* Governor Jerry Brown to Release State Budget
The Facilities Initiative Survey aims to collect data to develop an analysis of the issues and challenges facing California’s charter schools and their access to affordable, adequate facilities.
Funding for new math enhancement programs for elementary and secondary students, such as clubs, competitions, before and after school programs, classroom extension periods, etc.
Funding for groups of students who can identify a problem in a community and apply the scientific method to create an innovative solution to the problem
This is not an all inclusive list so apologies if I’ve left out information about your school.
This year’s Great Kindness Challenge will be held from January 14 - 18 for schools K-12 who wish to participate.
Expand your digital literacies from the convenience of your office, classroom, or home.
Facilities Continues to be the Number One Challenge Cited by Charter Operators in Santa Clara County
Did you know that there are a handful of charter networks in Santa Clara County that are leasing private buildings AND using district facilities for multiple schools?
Rocketship, which currently has 7 schools in San José, was recently featured on PBS NewsHour.
All conference registrants who register by the New Year deadline will be entered to win a full conference registration and hotel stay for 3 nights for the 21st Annual CCSA Conference in San Jose March 3-6, 2014! Three registrants will win!
Aspire Public Schools, Lighthouse Community Charter, and KIPP Bay Area Schools (KIPP Bridge) were recently recognized for their significant impact by education experts on the Local Education 2012 Philanthropedia list.
CCSA’s President and CEO Jed Wallace’s recent op-ed in EdSource reaffirmed CCSA’s strong stance to ensure that collectively charter authorizers, government officials, policymakers, parents and charter school leaders hold all charter schools in California to a high accountability standard.
There are a number of online charter school development information sessions coming up in the next few months.