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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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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6 types of Charter Schools Reinventing the Ways Kids Learn

No two kids learn the same way. That’s why charter schools were created.

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¿Las escuelas charter son públicas o privadas?

Si alguna vez te ha tocado encontrar una escuela para su hijo, ya sea primaria, secundaria o preparatoria, es posible que se haya encontrado en una situación que es muy común: las opciones que su distrito escolar local ofrece seguramente son de muy...

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Are charter schools public or private?

If you’ve ever had to look for the best school for your child – whether it’s high school, middle or elementary – you may have found yourself in a position we know too well: district school options near you are underperforming, and private school...

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Mi escuela chárter me salvó la vida:

Nací en Compton, California, crecí con 13 hermanos, una madre que era drogadicta, un padre en la cárcel y me tocó ir a una escuela pública tan grande que los maestros no tenían tiempo para darme la atención necesaria.

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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 >>