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News & Views

“Transforming Vision into Reality”
ExED President & CEO Anita Landecker is featured in a new profile from Building Excellent Schools, which traces her history with California’s charter schools. “The challenges are many,” she says, “but I’m up for the fight.”
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ExED Client e3 Civic High Named One of America’s Most Innovative Schools
The San Diego charter school is one of the schools helping to transform K-12 education, according to an education website launched by the founder of The Princeton Review. Opened in 2013, e3 Civic High is located within the San Diego Public Library, providing its students with access to more than 1.2 million books and many opportunities for educational collaboration.
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New Public Awareness Campaign Highlights “The Truth About Charters”
A campaign developed by the California Charter Schools Association is targeting the myths and misperceptions surrounding charter schools. The online campaign emphasizes the fact that charter schools are public schools serving all students, that they are succeeding academically, and that they are in high demand by parents.
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Three ExED Clients Receive 2015 Gold Ribbon School Award
We’re very proud to announce that three of our client schools were honored with the prestigious Gold Ribbon School Award from the California Department of Education: Equitas Academy #2, Crown Preparatory Academy, and Math and Science College Preparatory. They are among 18 schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District that were recognized this year as some of the most outstanding public schools in the state.
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Thanks for joining ExED at the 2016 CCSA Conference!
We enjoyed seeing so many of our school partners at the 23rd Annual Charter School Conference in Long Beach. Thanks for stopping by for a cappuccino or for drinks and appetizers at the Blind Monkey. If you missed one of the many ExED-led sessions, our presentations are available for your review.
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Camino Nuevo Honored at the CCSA Annual Conference
ExED client Camino Nuevo Charter Academy was recognized with the 2015 Hart Vision School of the Year Award at the 2015 CCSA Annual Conference.
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A School Grows in Watts

As ExED partner school Watts Learning Center celebrates their 20 year anniversary, a new documentary, “A School Grows in Watts,” examines the success of the innovative charter school. The documentary examines how the school and its community work together to help overcome systemic inequality by striving for academic success.
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State Budget Update: The Governor’s 18-19 May Revision

The annual May revision to the Governor’s January budget proposal provides modest increases to the education funding that Governor Brown proposed in January.
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New Markets Tax Credits

At the end of 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department awarded ExED a $55 million allocation of New Markets Tax Credits, which will be used to support new charter school facilities in our lowest income communities.
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