The voice of California’s charter school movement

Year In Review: Charters Continue to Change Students' Lives

By CCSA Staff

Happy 2024 CharterNation! CCSA is the voice of the charter public school movement in California. For 20 years, we have helped charters flourish and we are proud that nearly 700,000 students (12% of all California’s public school enrollment) now attend charter public schools.

As we gear up for another dynamic year, let's celebrate all the positive charter news and research that was published in 2023, helping increase charter school favorability and public awareness in California. Here's our breakdown: 

Spring 2023

Summer 2023

Fall 2023

  • CCSA publishes English Learners in California Charter Public Schools, a research brief highlighting two charters that go above and beyond to support EL students.

  • Episode 9 of CCSA’s CharterNation Podcast featuring Brian Bauer, CEO and Superintendent of Granada Hills Charter, tops the charts as the most downloaded episode of 2023. 

  • CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón publishes an important commentary on Medium about public polling data that finds CA voters have a growing concern about the direction of our state’s public education system.
Winter 2023
  • CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón publishes a commentary on Medium about the need to invest our time and efforts in increasing the recruitment and retention of teachers of color.

Of course there was so much more positive news and charter school research in 2023 than listed here. For more stories and reports, head over to CCSA's CharterNation Podcast, CharterNation Blog, CCSA Research & Data, and Medium