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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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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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5 Things to Know About Stanford University’s “Getting Down To The Facts”

Bringing together a ton of really smart people from over 30 institutions, Stanford University recently released the findings of its “Getting Down to Facts” research project that took a hard look at the status of California’s school finance and...

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Reuniendo a una tonelada de personas realmente inteligentes de más de 30 instituciones, la Universidad de Stanford publicó recientemente los hallazgos de su proyecto de investigación "Getting Down to Facts" que analizó detenidamente el estado de los...

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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 >>