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Making Online Education a Reality for Students Most in Need

As charter public schools turn to distance learning during this pandemic, leaders and staff are working overtime to ensure that equity is a core part of their online schooling efforts.

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In Wake of School Closures, Charter Schools Demonstrate Flexibility & Innovation

Most charter public schools across our state have closed their school sites in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as one charter school rightly put it last week, schools may be closed, but learning is not.  

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Lista de Centros de Alimentos en Escuelas Chárter - KTNQ 1020 AM

Segmento de la entrevista con Gustavo Vargas y Gabriela Tessier en el programa Tu Voz Los Angeles de la emisora KTNQ 1020 AM.

"CCSA está trabajando diligentemente para proveer recursos que los ayuden a los líderes escolares a través del estado...

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El viernes, el Gobernador Newsom levanto el ánimo a escuelas chárter públicas y a las escuelas tradicionales del distrito que están cancelando instrucción, cuando dio una orden ejecutiva que protege los fondos estatales para todas las escuelas...

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Charter Schools Will Continue to Receive Funding During COVID-19 Closures

Last Friday, Governor Newsom provided a boost of confidence to charter schools and traditional district schools that are currently or about to close, issuing an executive order that protects state funding for all public schools in response to...

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Stand for All Students Rally: One Year Later

For us here at CCSA, the start of March comes with memories of last year’s exuberant and powerful Stand for All Students Rally.

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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 >>