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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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A Virtual Celebration of Charter Schools, Students and Leaders

It’s official: we’ve completed our first ever virtual California Charter Schools Conference!

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Vaccinated. Safe. Ready to Go.

Across our state, a growing number of nonprofit charter public school staff are: Vaccinated. Safe. Ready to Go.

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A Shared Commitment to Excellence: Equity-Focused Conference Sessions

Giving students an equal chance to succeed in their careers and lives is at the heart of CCSA's mission. For that reason, education equity is top of mind throughout this year's programing for the upcoming California Charter Schools Conference...

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Looking to Strengthen Effective Online Instruction? Attend These Critical Conference Sessions

As Governor Newsom and legislators continue working on a safe and phased school reopening, educators across the state are seeking ways to strengthen their distance learning programs and stem student learning loss.

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Hiring and Retaining Teachers of Color is the Key to Black Student Success

As we wrap up our month-long celebration of Black History Month, we believe it’s imperative to focus on one critical factor: Hiring and retaining teachers of color.

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Rosebud Academy Charter School Planting Seeds of Black Excellence

This week CCSA heads to Southern California to profile another school as part our “Serving Black Students With Excellence” series honoring Black History Month. Today, we’re spotlighting Pasadena Rosebud Academy Charter School (K-8) which is working...

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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 >>