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Granada Hills Academic Decathlon Team Honored by Gov. Newsom

Granada Hills Charter High School Academic Decathlon team not only won the state and national competition this year, but also a trip to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office.

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Un Alumno Latino Dice: Somos La Prueba De Que Las Chárter Funcionan

A medida que avanza la lucha contra la tremenda legislación dirigida a las escuelas públicas chárter, un alumno recién graduado de la Camino Nuevo Charter Academy suplicó a los legisladores que consideraban el destino de escuelas como la suya.

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Latinx Student: We're Proof that Charters Work!

As the fight over hostile charter public school legislation rages on, a graduating senior from Camino Nuevo Charter Academy made a passionate plea to legislators weighing the fate of schools like his.  

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Continued Success in the Face of Extreme Opposition

Even with the California Teachers Association and Sacramento politicians intent on waging war on their very existence, charter public schools continue to rack up the academic ribbons and trophies! 

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This month, we need your help to make one thing loud and clear: Don’t get played by CTA!

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UPDATE: CTA’s Poisonous Bill Package Gets April 10 Hearing

On April 10, the California Teachers Association’s package of extreme and divisive bills will be heard by the Assembly Education Committee.

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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 >>