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Informe "Portrait of the Movement" y La Historia de Alpha: Cornerstone Academy

Esta semana, CCSA publicó el informe 2019 Portrait of the Movement un reporte que evalúa el desempeño de todas las escuelas chárter de California e identifica las tendencias generales de desempeño dentro del sector. La escuela Alpha: Cornerstone...

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2019 Portrait of the Movement featuring Alpha: Cornerstone Academy

This week, CCSA Released its 2019 Portrait of the Movementa publication that assesses the performance of all California charter schools and identifies overall performance trends within the sector. Alpha: Cornerstone Academy was selected as a prime...

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In California, There Are Indeed Measurable Differences in Achievement

Charter public schools across the country are more diverse and enrollment in them increased by more than five times between 2000 and 2016.

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Reports: Black and Latinx Charter School Students More Likely to Attend College

Charter public schools are making college an option for more students. 

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Historically Disadvantaged Students From Charter Public Schools Are More Likely to Attend CA Public Universities

Historically disadvantaged students graduating from charter public schools are more likely to attend University of California and California State University colleges than their counterparts in traditional public schools. That’s according to new...

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Remembering the 2019 Graduation Season

Let’s be honest, every graduation season is a special one. And 2019 was no exception. Students crossing the graduation stage and into a new life journey. Parents tearing up and cheering them on. Educators wearing smiles throughout. It all makes for...

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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 >>