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Asian American and Pacific Islander Charter School Students

California's Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) population has witnessed remarkable growth over the years. Home to the largest AAPI population in the United States, the state hosts over 6.7 million AAPI individuals, constituting a...

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Escuelas no presenciales

  • La pandemia ha puesto un nuevo enfoque en la educación a distancia y los modelos de educación híbrida.

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Charter Schools Enjoy Greater Flexibility

Another defining trait of California’s charter public schools is the flexibility they enjoy.

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Interview with Education Equity Champion Jay Artis-Wright

We recently had a chance to chat with Jay Artis-Wright, CCSA’s Vice President of Policy and Public Affairs. A mother of three, Jay has over 15 years of fighting for educational equity, including work at the New Jersey Charter School Association and...

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Charter schools are accountable to the families they serve

An important part of what makes charter public schools unique is that they are directly accountable to the families they serve. At the heart of that accountability is a promise to improve academic outcomes for students—or face possible closure.

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Aquí están los hechos en cuanto al impacto fiscal de las escuelas chárter

Durante años, la oposición ha atacado a nuestras escuelas, alegando que las familias que optan en mandar a sus hijos a escuelas chárter dañan al distrito escolar. Ellos insisten que las familias que eligen escuelas chárter de calidad (que a menudo...

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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 >>