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The voice of California’s charter school movement

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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Changing Mindsets: Meet Your Northern California Local Advocacy Team

This month as #CharterNation heads back to school, we’re shining a light on CCSA’s Local Advocacy Teams, which are made up of advocacy professionals who work on the frontlines with CCSA charter school members within counties and districts to...

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Never Back Down: Meet CCSA's Greater L.A. Local Advocacy Team

This month as #CharterNation heads back to school, we’re shining a light on CCSA’s Local Advocacy Teams, which are made up of advocacy professionals who work on the frontlines with CCSA charter school members within counties and districts to...

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Reaching New Heights: Meet CCSA's SoCal Local Advocacy Team

This month as #CharterNation heads back to school, we’re shining a light on CCSA’s Local Advocacy Teams, which are made up of advocacy professionals who work on the frontlines with CCSA charter school members within counties and districts to...

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Going Above & Beyond: 5 Charter Public Schools Committed to Supporting Homeless Students 

It's back-to-school for #CharterNation this month. More than 685,000 charter public school students are strapping on their backpacks and filing into campuses for the 2023-24 academic school year. 

For the past couple of weeks, many parents have been...

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4 Proof Points that Show CA Voters Support Charter Public Schools

Every year, CCSA commissions an annual poll conducted by Goodwin Simon Strategic Research to understand public sentiment about California’s public education system and what parents find most important in their child’s public education.

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10 Charter High School Grads Receive Bragato Scholarships

CCSA has selected 10 exceptional charter high school students to receive the 2023 Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship, a statewide award honoring seniors who have overcome adversity, given back to their communities, and are pursuing a post-secondary...

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Meet our CharterNation storytellers!

Ana Tintocalis

Ana Tintocalis - Director, Media Relations and Research
atintocalis@ccsa.org

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
mcastrejon@ccsa.org

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 >>