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Charter Currents: Budget Bill Extends Most Charter Terms Two Years

Sacramento, CA — On Monday, amongst hundreds of pages of budget trailer bill provisions, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a requirement to extend most charter school petition terms by two years. The extensions apply to all ...

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July 16, 2021

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CSDC Opens Exhibitor Registration for 2021 Leadership Update Conference in San Diego

Exhibitor registration has now opened for the 2021 Leadership Update Conference, which will be held both in-person and online on December 6-7 in beautiful San Diego, CA. This year's conference includes phenomenal exhibitor benefits that will ...

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June 21, 2021

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CSDC Announces 2021 Leadership Update Conference in San Diego

CSDC’s 2021 Leadership Update Conference will be held both in-person and online on December 6-7 in beautiful San Diego, CA. The program will include extended workshops and breakout sessions, networking and engagement features, and attendees will ...

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June 14, 2021

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Member Resources

Four Constructive Tools to Improve Your School’s Governing Board Performance

Recent California legislation placed direct focus on the performance of charter school governing boards. Among other changes, SB 126 (Leyva) made most charter school governing boards subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act, which guarantees the ...

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June 08, 2021

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Urgent Legislative Action Needed: Oppose AB 1316

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D—Long Beach) recently amended AB 1316, a bill that would impose a vast and devastating array of new restrictions and costs on California’s charter schools. The 88-page bill contains a huge ...

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May 12, 2021

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CSDC Annual School Planning Calendar - February 2021

The Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC) has developed the Annual School Planning Calendar to aid charter leaders in preparing for and tracking critical dates and deadlines related to various operational areas for the 2020-21 school year. ...

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January 29, 2021

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Annual CSDC Update for California Charter School Leaders

Dear California Charter School Leaders,

2020 was unequivocally a memorable year. We saw our membership base grow and with it the charter movement strengthen its resolve in the face of a pandemic, social unrest, and political uncertainty. ...

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January 28, 2021

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Charter School News

CSDC Celebrates National School Choice Week 2021!

Please join the Charter Schools Development Center in celebrating National School Choice Week! Each year, thousands of California families choose to send their children to a charter school. School Choice allows families to select the best ...
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January 25, 2021

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Charter Currents: CDE Releases RFA for 2020-23 Public Charter Schools Grant Program, Places New Restrictions on Eligibility

Sacramento, CA—The Charter Schools Division of the California Department of Education (CDE) has posted a request for applications (RFA) for the Public Charter School Grant Program (PCSGP). The PCSGP provides funding to support planning, ...

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January 13, 2021

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CSDC News

2020 Green Apple Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 Green Apple Award winners! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the charter school movement! This year’s award ceremony was held online, and the recording can be viewed at the bottom of this page

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November 02, 2020