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Charter Public Schools Are Part of the Solution to Improving Education Outcomes for Black Students in California

In celebrating Black History this month, we’ve also been thinking about the future. Specifically, the future of education for Black students in California.

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Teacher Diversity in Public Schools: Fact or Fiction?

After a recent report found that the number of teachers in public schools has more than doubled over the last three decades, Chalkbeat.org took a deeper look at what it found to be a rosier than likely picture of the state of teacher diversity.

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Report: Black Students with Black Teachers Are More Likely to Go to College

According to a new study by Johns Hopkins University, black students are more likely to go to college if they have a Black teacher. And, they are even more likely to attend if they have two!

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INFORME: LOS ESTUDIANTES AFROAMERICANOS CON MAESTROS AFROAMERICANOS SON MÁS FÁCILES DE IR A LA UNIVERSIDAD

Según un nuevo estudio realizado por la Universidad Johns Hopkins, es más probable que los estudiantes afroamericanos vayan a la universidad si tienen un maestro afroamericano. ¡Y es más probable que asistan si tienen dos!

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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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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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Meet our CharterNation storytellers!

Ana Tintocalis

Ana Tintocalis - Director, Media Relations and Research
atintocalis@ccsa.org

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
mcastrejon@ccsa.org

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 >>