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Entries related to: diversity

Aumentar el número de líderes de color en las escuelas Públicas beneficia a todos

Cuando a un alumno de kinder lo suspenden, uno se pregunta: ¿qué tipo de falta merita sacar a una mente en pleno desarrollo de su entorno educativo y mandarla a un estado de culpa, decepción e insuficiencia? Para Shandrea Daniel, directora de...

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Report: All Public Schools Benefit from Having a Leader of Color

When a kindergartener is suspended from school, one wonders what kind of offense would merit taking a child’s developing mind out of a learning environment, and placing  it instead into a space of guilt, disappointment and inadequacy. For Shandrea...

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We’ll say it again: Charter public schools serve everyone! They are 100 percent public. They are 100 percent free. They are 100 percent open to all. Charter schools are diverse and serve a student population that mirrors traditional public schools.

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Alumnos con desventajas que van a escuelas chárter tienen mas probabilidad de entrar a universidades publicas en Ca

Más estudiantes que tradicionalmente han tenido desventajas y se están graduando de preparatorias públicas chárter están continuando sus carreras en universidades públicas en California a comparación de los estudiantes en esta categoría que se están...

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Black Charter Families and Advocates to Assemblyman McCarty and CTA: Kill Your Extreme Bills!

On Monday, Black charter public school families and advocates from across the state delivered a simple message at the doorstep of Assemblyman Kevin McCarty’s Sacramento office: kill your CTA-backed bill that puts a cap on quality charter public...

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Black History and Resilience in 2019

“The greatest lessons that students can take from Black History is the resilience of the people.” 

That’s according to Martinique Starnes, a member of our  Diversity in Leadership team, during a recent conversation about Black History Month. Broadly...

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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 >>