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ICYMI: Myrna Castrejón Speaks During Rally In Front of LAUSD Headquarters

On Tuesday, January 28, thousands of charter public school students and families attended a rally in front of LAUSD headquarters, urging board members to vote "no" on a resolution that asks Sacramento to place a ban on new charter schools in Los...

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What Charter Parents Need To Know About The LAUSD Board District 5 Race

A primary election to fill the vacant seat will take place on Tuesday, March 5 for voters residing in Los Angeles Unified’s Board District 5, which includes neighborhoods in Northeast and Southeast Los Angeles.

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7 Cosas que debe saber sobre la carrera del Distrito Cinco de la mesa directiva de Los Ángeles

Más de 300 padres, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad se reunieron recientemente con 11 personas que aspiran a ser el próximo miembro de la junta escolar de LAUSD en un animado Foro de Candidatos organizado por CCSA Advocates Families en ...

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7 Things to Know About the LAUSD board district 5 Race

Over 300 parents, students, and community members recently met with 11 individuals aspiring to be LAUSD’s next school board member at a spirited Candidate Forum hosted by CCSA Advocates Families at Magnolia Science Academy 8. A primary election to...

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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 >>