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3 things parents should know about special education in Charter schools

As public schools, California charter schools serve all students and are committed to providing high-quality and compliant special education services to students with disabilities. 

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7 Cosas que debe saber sobre la carrera del Distrito Cinco de la mesa directiva de Los Ángeles

Más de 300 padres, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad se reunieron recientemente con 11 personas que aspiran a ser el próximo miembro de la junta escolar de LAUSD en un animado Foro de Candidatos organizado por CCSA Advocates Families en ...

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7 Things to Know About the LAUSD board district 5 Race

Over 300 parents, students, and community members recently met with 11 individuals aspiring to be LAUSD’s next school board member at a spirited Candidate Forum hosted by CCSA Advocates Families at Magnolia Science Academy 8. A primary election to...

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Parte de lo que hace de California un lugar tan dinámico y emocionante para vivir es su diversidad. Lingüísticamente, es el más diverso de la nación. Según el Los Angeles Times, ¡en nuestro estado se hablan más de 220 idiomas!

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What are dual-language schools?

Part of what makes California such a dynamic and exciting place to live is its diversity.  Linguistically, it’s the most diverse in the nation. According to the Los Angeles Times, over 220 languages are spoken in our state!  

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No hay dos niños que aprendan de la misma manera. Por eso se crearon las charters. 

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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 >>