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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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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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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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Black History and Resilience in 2019

“The greatest lessons that students can take from Black History is the resilience of the people.” 

That’s according to Martinique Starnes, a member of our  Diversity in Leadership team, during a recent conversation about Black History Month....

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Charter Public Schools Are Part of the Solution to Improving Education Outcomes for Black Students in California

In celebrating Black History this month, we’ve also been thinking about the future. Specifically, the future of education for Black students in California.

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Teacher Diversity in Public Schools: Fact or Fiction?

After a recent report found that the number of teachers in public schools has more than doubled over the last three decades, Chalkbeat.org took a deeper look at what it found to be a rosier than likely picture of the state of teacher diversity.

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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 >>

Aaron Guerrero

Aaron Guerrero - Director, Digital Communications
aguerrero@ccsa.org 

Aaron Guerrero is Director of Digital Communications on CCSA’s Digital Strategy team under External Affairs. He leads the organization’s digital messaging and content strategies that leverage social media, blog content, advertising programs, and email marketing. Read More >>