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Maestra de Escuela Chárter Cambia la Trayectoria de una Alumna Rebelde

Cuando Mauryer Monge Martinez recibió una llamada de su exmaestra de preparatoria en el 2014, se sorprendió bastante especialmente cuando se enteró de la razón de la llamada. La maestra Stella Labatte, quien dirige GEM ACADEMY en Los Ángeles,...

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South LA Charter School Leader Finds the Silver Lining in Distance Learning

“Shine so brightly that you drown out the darkness. By doing so, you give others the permission to do the same and you give the world the brilliant light it so desperately needs.”

This is the message that students at Vox Collegiate received via...

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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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Black Charter Families and Advocates to Assemblyman McCarty and CTA: Kill Your Extreme Bills!

On Monday, Black charter public school families and advocates from across the state delivered a simple message at the doorstep of Assemblyman Kevin McCarty’s Sacramento office: kill your CTA-backed bill that puts a cap on quality charter public...

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Two Academic Powerhouses Strike Again at the California Academic Decathlon!

Last weekend, Granada Hills Charter High School finished first in the statewide Academic Decathlon. Next month, they will head to Bloomington, Minn. to compete for the school’s seventh national title. The Academic Decathlon features nine-member...

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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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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 >>