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#WhateverItTakes: Charter Schools Move with Urgency to Keep Students Safe and in the Classroom

The latest pandemic surge has brought with it another wave of instability for our students’ education. But as we’ve seen throughout previous phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, charter public schools across our state are committing to putting kids...

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Eight Best Practices of Nonclassroom-based Charter Schools

What are the best practices driving success in nonclassroom-based charter public schools?

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Nonclassroom-Based Charter Schools Fill Void for California’s Most Vulnerable Students

High-quality nonclassroom-based charter public schools are innovating and adopting new instructional practices to effectively serve students, many of whom have not been successful at traditional public schools.  

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Charter Schools Excel at Safe Reopening

When the initial closures hit last year, charter public schools led the way in transitioning to distance learning. Now, charter schools are demonstrating the same flexibility and innovation that’s embedded in their DNA, excelling at safe reopening...

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A Virtual Celebration of Charter Schools, Students and Leaders

It’s official: we’ve completed our first ever virtual California Charter Schools Conference!

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Vaccinated. Safe. Ready to Go.

Across our state, a growing number of nonprofit charter public school staff are: Vaccinated. Safe. Ready to Go.

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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 >>