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Familia, Escuela y Comunidad: Grupo de CCSA en ESPAÑOL

Los padres de familia sí estan interesados en contribuir en el desarrollo educativo de sus hijos, no importa que tan poco tiempo libre hay en su rutina diaria.

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3 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW

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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CTA Hits a New Low in Attack on Charter Public School Community

We know that the California Teachers Association has no reservations in using dishonest rhetoric and conspiracy theories to advance their extreme legislative agenda against charter public schools that put kids first.  

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The 2019 Hart Vision Award winner was so special that they got their very own category!

Announced during the 26th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, the “Authorizer of the Year” award went to the Butte County Office of Education. The BCOE provided tireless, around-the-clock, hands on support to six Paradise charter public...

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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 >>

Aaron Guerrero

Aaron Guerrero - Director, Digital Communications
aguerrero@ccsa.org 

Aaron Guerrero is Director of Digital Communications on CCSA’s Digital Strategy team under External Affairs. He leads the organization’s digital messaging and content strategies that leverage social media, blog content, advertising programs, and email marketing. Read More >>