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EQUITY CHAMPION: From Cooking Classes To Crunches, Coach Chavez Is on a Mission To Get Kids Moving

Physical Education (PE) and sports at most California public schools has been sidelined this year in order to protect the health and safety of students amid the pandemic. At the same time, many families are now grappling with how to keep their kids...

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En este capítulo de nuestra serie Equity Champions, tuvimos la oportunidad de ponernos al día con Fausto Barragán, quien desde el 2017 ha sido el director deNorton Science and Language Academy en San Bernardino.  

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"Students are my core." Interview with Education Equity Champion Fausto Barragan

For the latest installment of our Equity Champion series, we had the chance to catch up with Fausto Barragan, the principal of San Bernardino-based Norton Science and Language Academy since 2017.

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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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Interview with Education Equity Champion Sarah Trapp

This is the third interview in our Education Equity Champion series

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Interview with Education Equity Champion Harris Luu

This is the second interview in a series of interviews with champions in the fight for educational equity in the K-12 system

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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 >>