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Five Early Holiday Gifts We Received From #CharterNation

The holidays are here and for a lot of people, the bows and wrapping paper won’t be coming off their presents anytime soon. But here at CCSA, we feel like Santa’s been delivering gifts from the charter school movement throughout all of 2019.

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In Their Own Words: Minority Voters Speak Out In Support of Charter Schools

Right before Thanksgiving, the New York Times published an important story about Democratic presidential candidates and the blowback some of them are facing for distancing themselves  from the charter public school movement. The story highlights how...

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Camp Fire: One Year Later

Last November, the charter public school community in Paradise, like the rest of the town, was absolutely devastated by the Camp Fire. Six schools that had been havens for learning and friendship were victim to the most deadly and destructive fire...

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The Real Housewives of Orange County Square Off Over…Public Education

On the latest episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County, things got real.

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In California, There Are Indeed Measurable Differences in Achievement

Charter public schools across the country are more diverse and enrollment in them increased by more than five times between 2000 and 2016.

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A new era for California’s charter public schools

Earlier this week, the legislature sent AB 1505 and AB 1507 to Governor Newsom’s desk. Months ago, we were strongly opposed to these bills. In their original form, they would have had devastating consequences for the most vulnerable students in our...

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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 >>