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Continued Success in the Face of Extreme Opposition

Even with the California Teachers Association and Sacramento politicians intent on waging war on their very existence, charter public schools continue to rack up the academic ribbons and trophies! 

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Black Charter Families and Advocates to Assemblyman McCarty and CTA: Kill Your Extreme Bills!

On Monday, Black charter public school families and advocates from across the state delivered a simple message at the doorstep of Assemblyman Kevin McCarty’s Sacramento office: kill your CTA-backed bill that puts a cap on quality charter public...

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Fun. Engaging educator. Believes in all kids.

Those are just some of the words used by students and colleagues to describe Yogeshwari Patel, our 2019 Hart Vision Teacher of the Year. She received the award at this year’s 26th Annual California Charter Schools Conference in Sacramento.

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2019 SUSAN STEELMAN BRAGATO Award Winners: 10 Charter Public High School Seniors

This year at the 26th Annual California Charter Schools Conference, 10 charter public school seniors received the Susan Steelman Bragato Scholarship.

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Two Academic Powerhouses Strike Again at the California Academic Decathlon!

Last weekend, Granada Hills Charter High School finished first in the statewide Academic Decathlon. Next month, they will head to Bloomington, Minn. to compete for the school’s seventh national title. The Academic Decathlon features nine-member...

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3 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW

This month, we need your help to make one thing loud and clear: Don’t get played by CTA!

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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 >>