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CDE Points to Westlake Charter School as a Model for Distance Learning

Here’s something that recently popped on our radar: Sacramento-based Westlake Charter School was the only state-based school to earn recognition in the California Department of Education’s (CDE) guidance on distance learning, highlighting its model...

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Rocklin Academy Gateway Students Shine on Good Day Sacramento

Last week, Rocklin Academy Gateway students showed off their knowledge during a Zoom appearance on Good Day Sacramento.

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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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Magnolia Science Academy Colabora con Organizaciones para Ayudar a las Familias

La escuela chárter Magnolia Science Academy se unió a las organizaciones Official No One Left Behind y Power of One para proporcionas alimentos a las familias durante la crisis por el Covid-19. 

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Cerca de 100 escuelas chárter ofrecen almuerzos gratuitos para los niños

Para muchas familias, la escuela es un apoyo más allá de lo académico. La realidad es que muchos padres de familia cuentan con los alimentos saludables que sus hijos reciben diariamente a través del programa de almuerzos gratis o con descuento...

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Un día de Esperanza en el Este de Los Ángeles

El día del sorteo o “Lotería,” como se le suele llamar al día en que las familias se enteran si sus hijos entraron a una de sus escuelas de elección, es un día de imaginar las posibilidades que esta escuela puede significar para el futuro 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 >>