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Charter Advocates Succeed in a Legislative Hat Trick as the Legislature Finishes its Work for the Year

In the early hours of Thursday morning, legislators left the building after a final legislative recess leaving nearly 800 bills for Governor Newsom to sign or veto before September 30. If the governor chooses not to act on these bills, they will ...

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September 01, 2022

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Charter School News

The Families You Serve May Be Eligible to Save on Their Internet Bills

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, which established the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households up to $30 a month, or $75 a month for households ...

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August 25, 2022

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Advocacy

CSDC Advocates Score Huge Wins: AB 2214 and AB 2484 Dead in Committee

When the Legislature returned from summer recess earlier this month, CSDC asked the California charter school movement to urge “no” on three “charter killer” bills pending in Sacramento: AB 2214, AB 2484, and SB 1343.

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August 18, 2022

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Member Resources

Exciting New Tools for Legislative Advocacy

August 31 is the final deadline for California legislation to pass or fail in the 2021-22 session. If a bill passes the legislature, it will land on the governor’s desk and its fate will be determined there. The outcome of more than 1,600 ...

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August 09, 2022

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Conference

Last Week to Submit Proposals! Has Your Charter Organization Effectively Navigated One of These Topics?

CSDC's 2022 California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference offers a high-quality, focused program including extended workshops and breakout sessions, networking and vendor engagement opportunities, and access to some of the ...

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August 02, 2022

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Advocacy

The Legislature Returns Next Week. Urge “No” on These Three “Charter Killer” Bills.

The California State Legislature returns from their summer recess next week and will soon take up three major “charter killer” bills in committee. CSDC urgently needs your help to defeat all three. 

The month of August is the ...

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July 27, 2022

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Member Resources

Does Your Independent Study Policy Comply with AB 181?

CSDC has updated our sample policy intended to serve as a starting point for schools offering independent study.  

The newest version of this sample policy reflects the latest legislative amendments including changes contained in AB ...

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July 26, 2022

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Conference

Call for Proposals Extended Until August 5

CSDC has extended the Call for Proposals (CFP) deadline for the 2022 California Charter Schools Leadership Update Conference until Friday, August 5, 2022.

This year conference celebrates 30 years of California charter schools—so we ...

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July 20, 2022

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CSDC News

More About the New “Hold Harmless” Provisions in the 2022-23 State Budget

On Monday morning, CSDC Executive Director and Founder, Eric Premack, presented a comprehensive analysis of the adopted 2022-23 state budget, as well as 350+ pages of related “trailer” bills. 

The budget follows the ...

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July 13, 2022

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Conference

Have Something to Share About These Topics? CSDC–and the CA Charter Sector–Wants to Hear from You!

CSDC's Annual Leadership Update Conference is designed to provide charter school leaders from across the state with the skills, knowledge and resources to thrive. 

The conference offers a high-quality, focused program including extended ...

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July 13, 2022