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Fusion Charter School Shows Us How to Graduate During COVID-19

Fusion Charter School in Turlock sure knows how to put on a graduation ceremony during the most challenging of times! The school held its ceremony for 25 participating seniors last Wednesday, not only having to contend with planning around a...

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Charter Schools Week: Going Above and Beyond

National Charter Schools Week is here! All week long, we will be celebrating the extraordinary efforts by California’s charter public schools to go above and beyond meeting the needs of students and families during COVID-19.

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Meal & Packet Pickup Becomes Surprise Celebration of Teachers

For teachers and staff at Tree of Life International Charter School, meal and packet pickups have become a tough reminder of what they are missing.

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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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California’s Charter Schools Make Strong Showing on U.S. News’s 2020 Best High Schools Rankings

Three of the top ten schools in California are charter public schools. 

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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 >>