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CDE Points to Westlake Charter School as a Model for Distance Learning

Here’s something that recently popped on our radar: Sacramento-based Westlake Charter School was the only state-based school to earn recognition in the California Department of Education’s (CDE) guidance on distance learning, highlighting its model...

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Rocklin Academy Gateway Students Shine on Good Day Sacramento

Last week, Rocklin Academy Gateway students showed off their knowledge during a Zoom appearance on Good Day Sacramento.

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This Year’s Bragato & Hart Vision Awards Ceremony Was Like No Other

After our Annual California Charter Schools Conference was canceled in March due to COVID-19, we knew that this unprecedented time called for an unprecedented approach to holding our annual Bragato and Hart Vision Awards Ceremony. Relying on our...

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Achieve Charter School Gives Us All Something to Aspire to

The resiliency and commitment of Achieve Charter School leaders, staff, and students is really something to behold. They posses character that we admire and aspire to as we face this pandemic.  

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Inclusion and Flexibility Define Charter School’s SPED Distance Learning Program

In the face of this unprecedented crisis, WISH Charter Schools is staying true to its mission of ensuring social justice through inclusivity.

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Charter School Powerhouses Continue Academic Decathlon Domination

This past weekend, El Camino Real Charter High School won the California State Academic Decathlon. Coming in second was Granada Hills Charter High School, who won the state and national competition last year.

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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 >>