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Back to School Season Captures Character of Charter Schools

Charter public schools across California are officially back from summer break. And they wasted no time taking to social media to showcase their enthusiasm about the upcoming year. What we love about these pictures is that they perfectly capture the...

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New School Year, Same Commitment

Students, parents, and educators are getting ready for a brand new school year. That means new classes, new experiences, and new schools.

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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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¿QUÉ SON LAS ESCUELAS DE DOBLE LENGUA?

Parte de lo que hace de California un lugar tan dinámico y emocionante para vivir es su diversidad. Lingüísticamente, es el más diverso de la nación. Según el Los Angeles Times, ¡en nuestro estado se hablan más de 220 idiomas!

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The latest in tuition-free options for a high-quality education

This Back-to-School season, students across the state will be starting classes at brand new charter schools in California. While the first day of school is always exciting, there is even more excitement when a school is opening its doors for the...

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My charter school saved my life

I was born and raised in Compton, California with a mother on drugs, a dad in prison, 13 siblings, and a public school that was so big that teachers didn't have time to look after me. 

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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 >>