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Act by April 13 to Preserve Access to Federal Charter School Program (CSP) Grants

The US Department of Education has proposed new regulations and requirements for the Federal Charter School Program (CSP) Grants.

This vital program has provided crucial planning and launch funding for most of California’s charter schools. ...

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April 06, 2022

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Leadership Intensive

What New and Experienced School Leaders Say about the Intensive

For over 20 years, CSDC’s Leadership Intensive has been the premier summer training opportunity for California charter school leaders.

The weeklong program has always provided comprehensive training on the essential charter school ...

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April 01, 2022

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CBO Training Program

Welcome '22 CBO Training Participants!

CSDC is excited to welcome the California school finance leaders who have gathered in Sacramento for two days of training on charter school finance and mulityear budgeting.

This training is part of CSDC's CBO Training Program, a comprehensive ...

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March 30, 2022

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Leadership Intensive

Early Application Open Now for the 2022 Leadership Intensive!

The application to the 2022 Leadership Intensive is now open! 

For over 20 years, the Leadership Intensive has been the summer destination for California charter school leaders.

And this year we’re back in-person! This summer’s ...

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March 23, 2022

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Member Resources

New Sample Policy: Identification and Education Under Section 504

A new policy is now available to CSDC Member Schools: Identification and Education Under Section 504

A part of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 prevents discrimination against students with disabilities and refers to ...

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March 16, 2022

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Charter School News

A New Home for Plumas Charter School Greenville

Seven months after loosing the Greenville Learning Center to the Dixie Fire, Plumas Charter School has a new home. A new structure recently opened providing space comparable to the facilities that existed before the fire: Three classrooms, two ...

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March 09, 2022

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Charter School News

The Charter School of San Diego Wins the National Baldridge Award—Again!

Congratulations to the Charter School of San Diego for winning the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award (MBNQA)!

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1987, the award acknowledges select U.S. organizations that have implemented successful ...

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March 09, 2022

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Charter School News

DASS Schools: Tell the State Board Why Dashboard Alternative Metrics Matter

At its March meeting, the State Board of Education (SBE) will discuss possible actions related to “modified” measures on the California School Dashboard (Dashboard) for Dashboard Alternative School Status (DASS) schools. On recent ...

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March 03, 2022

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Charter School News

Congratulations to New SBE Member, Sharon Olken!

CSDC congratulates Gateway Public Schools Executive Director, Sharon Olken, on her appointment to the California State Board of Education.

 A longtime fixture in San Francisco education, Sharon brings more than two decades of experience to ...

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March 02, 2022

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Member Resources

Charter Currents: Newsom Announces Masks Are No Longer Required in California Schools

Governor Newsom and California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced today that after March 11, masks will no longer be required in California schools, but will be “strongly recommended.” The announcement ...

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February 28, 2022