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#Stand4All Students Rally: One Week Later

It’s hard to believe that a week has come and gone since the #Stand4All Students Rally! Whether you were there in person, watching on social media, or missed it, we’d encourage you to read this great recap from EdSource. Below are our favorite...

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“OH COME ON, ERIC!” --- CCSA President Myrna Castrejón brings facts to conversation with CTA Head

At CCSA, we are eager to work in good-faith with everyone on policies that improve public education by putting kids first. We’ve demonstrated this time and again by supporting important charter reforms around student discipline and admissions, and...

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During Peak Seasonal Depression, CSUS Sacramento Partners with Lighthouse Charter to Offer Students Additional Help

We just marked the one- year anniversary of the tragic Parkland school shooting. Couple the anniversary with a week that included Valentine’s Day, and it can all be a sad reminder of loneliness, rejection, or worst of all, those we’d like to shower...

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Los Angeles Parents Seek Unity & Solutions at One City, All Kids Summit

For much of 2019, the conversation around public education in Los Angeles has been divisive. In a post-strike world, many L.A. parents are ready for unity and solutions. Last weekend, they had a chance to pursue both during the One City, All Kids...

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How are charter schools held accountable?

The ongoing and future success of California charter schools depends on a robust, clearly defined accountability system.

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A Look Back at 2018: Lessons & Gratitude

As we get ready for 2019, it's always useful and rewarding to reflect on lessons learned and what we are grateful for over the past year. We looked back on what was most important to you on social media in 2018 and were reminded of what a tremendous...

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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 >>