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2021 Green Apple Award Winners

CSDC is proud to announce this year's winner of the annual Green Apple Award.

CSDC established the Green Apple Award in 2018 to recognize the contributions and achievements of charter leaders who are moving into retirement and to encourage and ...

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December 07, 2021

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CSDC Member Resource: California Charter Schools 2021 New Laws To-Do List

Every year, CSDC follows hundreds of bills through the legislative process and creates a list of the most important legislation. Our “Charter Currents: End of Session Legislative Roundup and the 2021 New Laws To-Do List will provide an ...

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October 27, 2021

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Charter Currents: Attention Charter Leaders: Critical Dashboard Coordinator Sign-Up is Overdue

The California Department of Education (CDE) has indicated to CSDC staff that over 90 percent of charter schools have not yet completed the critical new process to designate recipients for the “Accountability Coordinators Listserv.” ...

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October 19, 2021

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Charter Currents: End of Session Legislative Roundup: Important Bills Passed in 2021

The first year of the two-year legislative session ended quietly and relatively early Friday evening, September 10. In this first year, legislators introduced a total of 2,776 bills. As of today, 459 of those bills have become law and 645 await ...

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October 06, 2021

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Charter Currents: CDE Opens New Round of the 2020-23 Public Charter Schools Grant Program

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 program is administered by the United States Department of ...

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October 04, 2021

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Charter Currents: Newsom Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Coming for Students

Governor Newsom announced in San Francisco today that his Administration plans to phase-in mandated vaccination of K-12 students in all public and private schools for COVID-19 after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides full ...

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October 01, 2021

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Charter Currents: Budget “Clean-Up” Legislation Doubles-Down on Independent Study as Pandemic Back-Up

The Legislature approved a K-12 education budget “clean-up” bill before concluding its session for the year on September 10, including several helpful clarifications and several burdensome new impositions. The bill, AB 167, contains ...

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September 20, 2021

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Just Posted: Latest Version of Annual School Planning Calendar

We have just posted the latest version of the Annual School Planning Calendar. This version not only contains updated information on previously posted dates but also contains dozens of new items spanning January 1, 2022 through June 30, ...

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September 20, 2021

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Legislative Alert: Budget Trailer “Clean-Up” Legislation Fixes Some Problems While Triggering New Ones

Proposed legislation to resolve some of the many problems with this year’s state budget would fix some problems but create burdensome new ones. The proposed bills, AB 176 and SB 167, surfaced during yesterday’s Labor Day holiday, are ...

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September 07, 2021

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New CSDC Member Resource: AB 104 (2021) Compliance Chart

In 2021 the legislature passed AB 104, legislation addressing retention of students, a method for handling grade change requests, and additional graduation options for some students and it took effect immediately upon the governor’s ...

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August 05, 2021