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CCSA’s CharterNation is your go-to source for charter school news and stories from the Golden State. Whether you’re listening to our podcast or reading stories from our blog, we strive to bring you real stories from charter school thought leaders, students, families, and educators on the frontlines.

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Youth Art Exhibit showcases work from Charter School Students in San Diego

Students from KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy had the opportunity to experience the art world when they showcased their work at The Youth Art Exhibit last weekend in San Diego.

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Class of 2021: Classical Academy's Kenna Chase Destined for STEM Stardom

Over the next few weeks, we'll be bringing you brief yet spectacular stories of charter high school graduates who are part of the Class of 2021! Today, we highlight Kenna Chase who recently graduated from Classical Academy in San Diego. She was one...

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Congratulations #CharterNation Grads!

We’d like to take this moment to commend all of the state’s charter public high school seniors who are finishing this 2020-21 academic school year strong and receiving their diplomas!

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Miracle's Story: "I'm Doing Something With My Life."

Nineteen-year-old Miracle Sullivan belongs to the Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians whose territory extends across San Diego and Imperial counties. She and her family live on the tribe’s Campo Indian Reservation which is nestled in the remote rural...

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Charter Nation Unites To Defeat AB 1316

In mid-March, legislation that would have led to dramatic changes in the way charter schools operate was introduced by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (Long Beach).

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Five AANHPI Educators in the California K-12 Sector You Should Know!

This month we celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an initiative to recognize and elevate the contributions of individuals who share the attributes of resilience, sensibility, and vision.

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Meet our CharterNation storytellers!

Ana Tintocalis

Ana Tintocalis - Director, Media Relations and Research

Ana is Director of Media Relations and Research and a member of CCSA’s External Affairs Team. In this role, she supports the organization’s mission through creative and effective communications platforms that increase public awareness and support for high-quality public charter schools. Additionally, she will help amplify positive local charter school stories happening to win hearts and minds in target media markets across the state. Read More >>

Myrna Castrejón

Myrna Castrejón - President and Chief Executive Officer

As the leader of CCSA, Myrna Castrejón has managed the membership organization representing California's public charter schools since January 2019.

Prior to assuming the role of President and CEO, she served for nearly three years as the Founding Executive Director of Great Public Schools Now, an organization created in winter 2015. As the Executive Director, Myrna led Great Public Schools Now's strategy to transform public education in Los Angeles by expanding high-quality public schools of diverse governance models in the areas most in need of support. Read More >>