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The CharterNation Podcast is a monthly podcast produced by the California Charter School Association. Episodes feature our Changemakers interview series in which CCSA's President & CEO Myrna Castrejón interviews influential charter public school leaders and allies on high-priority topics in K-12 education. Hosted by Ana Tintocalis, a former K-12 education journalist, the CharterNation Podcast also features news/analysis, perspectives and uplifting charter school stories in the Golden State. The CharterNation Podcast is the only podcast dedicated California charter school movement!

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The CharterNation Podcast is a monthly podcast produced by the California Charter School Association. Episodes feature our Changemakers interview series in which CCSA's President & CEO Myrna Castrejón interviews influential charter public school leaders and allies on high-priority topics in K-12 education. Hosted by Ana Tintocalis, a former K-12 education journalist, the CharterNation Podcast also features news/analysis, perspectives and uplifting charter school stories in the Golden State. The CharterNation Podcast is the only podcast dedicated California charter school movement!

    S3 Ep4: Graduation Season; Changemaker Cady Ching, Summit Public Schools; Best In Class Series feat. Lighthouse Community Public Schools

    S3 Ep4: Graduation Season; Changemaker Cady Ching, Summit Public Schools; Best In Class Series feat. Lighthouse Community Public Schools

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Graduation SeasonIt’s Graduation time in California! The CharterNation Podcast celebrates with a new segment called Best in Class which highlights exceptional charter schools in the Golden State. Our first series of interviews focuses on 10 exceptional charter high schools that are sending a significant number of historically disadvantaged students to college or the workforce. But first, we hear from Cady Ching, the new Executive Director of Summit Public Schools, a...

    • 43 min
    S3 Ep3: Film Club Edition - A School Grows In Watts (Watts Learning Center); La Lucha: Getting Schooled in America (Learn4Life)

    S3 Ep3: Film Club Edition - A School Grows In Watts (Watts Learning Center); La Lucha: Getting Schooled in America (Learn4Life)

    Season 3 Episode 3: Film Club Edition We shine a spotlight on two documentaries about two charter public schools that are working to educate some of the most vulnerable student populations in California. First, Watts Learning Center (WLC) is the focus of A School Grows In Watts which offers an intimate and powerful portrayal of how WLC is changing the lives of Black and Latino children in Watts. The other documentary, La Lucha: Getting Schooled in America, centers on Learn4Life which fo...

    • 31 min
    S3 Ep2: Women's History Month Special - Changemaker Myrna Castrejón; Female Leadership feat. Larchmont Charter's Amy Held; CalPac's Katelyn West is Skating to Success

    S3 Ep2: Women's History Month Special - Changemaker Myrna Castrejón; Female Leadership feat. Larchmont Charter's Amy Held; CalPac's Katelyn West is Skating to Success

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Women’s History Month Special:March is Women’s History Month and in this episode, you hear from some amazing women in California’s charter school movement who are standing tall. Changemakers Interview Series: The tables are turned on CCSA’s fearless leader Myrna Castrejón. Instead of hosting our Changemakers segment, she’s our special guest! Learn more about one of the most powerful charter school female leaders in the U.S. Cristina De Jesus of Green Dot Public Schoo...

    • 47 min
    S3 Ep1: Black History Month Special - Changemaker Maya Woods-Cadiz; An Affirming School Culture at Learning By Design; The Living Legacy of Julia Lee

    S3 Ep1: Black History Month Special - Changemaker Maya Woods-Cadiz; An Affirming School Culture at Learning By Design; The Living Legacy of Julia Lee

    CCSA's CharterNation Podcast is back with Season 3 in 2024! In February, we bring you a special Black History Month episode featuring perspectives of dynamic Black charter school leaders in California.Changemakers: CCSA President and CEO Myrna Castrejón interviews Maya Woods-Cadiz, Superintendent of AIMS K-12 College Prep Charter District in Oakland. She became leader of AIMS-K12 about a decade ago and is credited with turning around that charter school. Under her leadership, AIMS now has thr...

    • 42 min
    S2 Ep10: Changemakers feat. Marcos Aguilar, Anawakalmekak; Spreading the Joy of Tiny Houses; Learn4Life's Skip Hansen on Personalized Learning

    S2 Ep10: Changemakers feat. Marcos Aguilar, Anawakalmekak; Spreading the Joy of Tiny Houses; Learn4Life's Skip Hansen on Personalized Learning

    Episode 10:Changemakers: To cap CCSA's observance of Native American Heritage Month, we’re bringing back a special Changemakers interview from Season 1 in which CCSA’s President and CEO Myrna Castrejon sits down with Marcos Aguilar, Head of School at Anawakalmekak International University Preparatory of North America. Anawakalmekak is a charter public school with three campuses in East Los Angeles. It’s one of the most unique charter schools because it focuses on indigenous cultures, historie...

    • 24 min
    S2 Ep9: Changemakers feat. Brian Bauer, Granada Hills Charter; Charter School Facilities; Hispanic Heritage Month Student Profile

    S2 Ep9: Changemakers feat. Brian Bauer, Granada Hills Charter; Charter School Facilities; Hispanic Heritage Month Student Profile

    Episode 9: Changemakers: CCSA's President & CEO Myrna Castrejón interviews Brian Bauer, CEO and Superintendent of Granada Hills Charter, a TK-12th grade charter public school that gained its independence 20 years ago and grew to be an academic and athletic powerhouse. Gain insight as he reflects on how his school broke away from district control to become a charter. Charter School Facilities: Finding a permanent school facility is the dream of many charter school leaders in Californi...

    • 36 min

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