California Charter Schools Association
More than 200,000 new students have been able to choose to enroll in a public charter school in California since 2003. That’s why the Walton Family Foundation is investing $15 million in the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA), with the goal of giving 100,000 additional children the ability to attend a high-quality public charter school over the next three years. The grant is the largest single investment made by the foundation to a state charter school association and is based on CCSA’s proven track record of expanding parental choice in California.
Since CCSA’s inception in 2003, the foundation has invested $17.9 million in them. These investments have helped foster the creation of more than 600 new charter schools, allowing 200,000 additional students and their families to choose to enroll in a public charter school in California.
The Walton Family Foundation has invested more than $46 million in state charter school associations with annual investments growing from $5.6 million in 2006 to more than $14 million for 18 state associations in 2010. As we continue to see successful state charter school associations flourish, these investments will continue.
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CCSA on the Web
- CCSA's Portrait of the Movement report reviews charter school performance across California and provides a tool to press for greater accountability for low-performing charter schools.
>>Read the report.
- News release: Walton Family Foundation Invests $15 million to Expand Parental Choice in California’s Public Charter Schools