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Celebrating Powerful Advocates in Sacramento

Last weekend, we had the opportunity to thank advocates in Sacramento for their incredible and influential efforts during the Stand for All Students campaign. Our “Season of Thanks” event welcomed over 60 advocates—spanning generations and backgrounds--to our Sacramento office to celebrate how their voices led to dramatic changes in AB 1505 and 1507. By speaking out for months, these charter school champions put intense pressure on lawmakers in Sacramento, secured important protections in the bills, and ultimately ensured that quality charter public schools are here to stay in California. A highlight of the event was the Grassroots Awards ceremony, which honored stand-out advocates Janesse “Dolly” Hunt, Jamani Jenkins, and Tak Allen Pearson. These three consistently raised their voices during some of the most critical moments of the SFAS campaign. As the awards ceremony got underway, Pearson and Hunt spoke about the power of advocacy and the positive impact of charter public schools on our education system.   “Advocacy is something that everyone is capable of. You just have to find that inner strength,” Pearson said. Hunt remarked about how attending a charter school opened the doors of opportunity for her. “Education can shape and change the avenues of your life,” she said. With the ceremony winding to a close, Hunt issued an important reminder to CharterNation about the work still to be done to ensure greater educational equity in our state. “I know that this fight is not over. I will continue to fight for education. I will continue to fight on behalf of Black and Brown students, our impoverished families, for the right to choose a quality charter school education.”
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Camp Fire: One Year Later

Last November, the charter public school community in Paradise, like the rest of the town, was absolutely devastated by the Camp Fire. Six schools that had been havens for learning and friendship were victim to the most deadly and destructive fire in California’s history. The lives of students, parents, and staff were completely turned upside down.
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The Real Housewives of Orange County Square Off Over…Public Education

On the latest episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County, things got real.
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Student: I wouldn’t be getting three college degrees without my charter school

Guest author: Montay McDaniel II
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Informe "Portrait of the Movement" y La Historia de Alpha: Cornerstone Academy

Esta semana, CCSA publicó el informe 2019 Portrait of the Movement —un reporte que evalúa el desempeño de todas las escuelas chárter de California e identifica las tendencias generales de desempeño dentro del sector. La escuela Alpha: Cornerstone Academy fue incluida en el reporte por ser un excelente ejemplo del tipo de planteles de alta calidad que nos esforzamos por fomentar.  Compartimos aquí esta historia. 
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2019 Portrait of the Movement featuring Alpha: Cornerstone Academy

This week, CCSA Released its 2019 Portrait of the Movement—a publication that assesses the performance of all California charter schools and identifies overall performance trends within the sector. Alpha: Cornerstone Academy was selected as a prime example of the high-quality charter public schools we strive to nurture. Here is a snapshot of their story: 
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