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How are Black students in California doing?

During Black History Month, while we’re celebrating the legacy and accomplishments of Black leaders and pioneers, we’re also focusing on Black students. Specifically, whether our education system is living up to its promise and helping them thrive...

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An Important Victory for Kids in the Bay Area

Last week, Alpha: Cornerstone Academy families in San Jose secured an important win for their school and the broader charter school movement in California. By a 5-2 margin, the Santa Clara County Board of Education voted to renew the high-performing...

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2020: Navigating a New Era for California's Charter Public Schools

The new year is here—and so too is a new era for nonprofit charter public schools in California. AB 1507 took effect on January 1 while AB 1505 does so on July 1.  

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30 Charter Public Schools Named 2020 California Distinguished Schools

Charter public schools are ending the year, and decade, on an award-winning note. 

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In Their Own Words: Charter School Teachers Reject “Us” Vs. “Them” Mentality in Public Education

Since July, the L.A. School Report has been publishing their “Teacher Spotlight” series, interviewing charter and traditional public school teachers about their practice and how the education system can provide better support. The interviews touch...

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Alumnos de escuelas chárter Ednovate podrán aplicar para una beca completa en la universidad privada USC

USC ofrecerá cinco becas nuevas en el 2020; una para cada clase que se gradúe de las escuelas chárter Ednovate en el sur de California...

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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 >>