January 2019 Newsletter
A Capitol Year for Charters!
a note from CSAN's Executive Director's Desk

2019 is going to be an incredible year for the Nevada Charter School Community. Besides another CSAN regional Meeting coming up on  Jan. 15th in Las Vegas , Public Charter School Leaders from around the state will be gathering in the Carson City at the State Capitol on  Feb. 27th & 28th for “Charter Schools at the Capitol”  events, including:

* Charter School Displays in the Foyer of the Legislative Building
* Sitting on the Floor of Senate & Assembly with your reps
* Individual meetings with Nevada lawmakers
* Testimony before Education Committees
* Workshop training with TeachPlus
* CSAN Dinner Program with lawmakers and you
* CSAN Reception with Legislators and Key Allies

Please make plans for yourself, your principals,
your students, your board members, and your parents to attend. 

This is a huge opportunity for public charters schools in Nevada to tell our incredible story!

Pat Hickey, CSAN
Coming Soon! Listen Up Legislative Updates
Starting in this month, CSAN will be sharing weekly mini-updates focused on legislative news and actions items. Watch your email for notices and links to the quick and informative podcasts you can listen to on your way to work!
Regional Meeting: January 15 in Vegas
"Meeting the Needs of ALL Staff and Students" is the topic of our January 15th Regional Meeting, hosted at the fantastic Democracy Prep campus in Las Vegas ( MAP)

10am Networking Brunch!
11am Professional Development Workshop by Ready2Run PD
Noon-1pm Interactive Discussion
BONUS! Stay for a tour of Democracy Prep!

If you haven't Registered yet, please RSVP a.s.a.p!
Call for Conference Proposals!
Please spread the word!

CSAN's 2019 Conference is Sept. 26 & 27 but the Call for Proposals opens NOW! We are seeking hands-on, try-it-out, tangible-take-away workshops by teachers, staff, admin, and service providers.

Priority Deadline to submit is Jan. 31, 2019
For Your Brain
Where we share a bite-size bit of information you might find of interest.
Thank you to our friends at Opportunity 180 for sharing this great highlight of stellar work happening in the Charter community!
[VIDEO SERIES] Great Classrooms: Democracy Prep @ Agassi ...

At the heart of a great school is great classrooms and educators who are responsive to the needs of every student. What's working for students in the urban core of the Las Vegas Valley? This video series captures some of the instructional...

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Mark Your Calendars!
CSAN Corporate Partner Spotlight
CSAN is grateful for the expertise and support our corporate partners bring to members. It takes a community to run a charter! Each month we feature a few partners helping us grow our impact.
No Empty Seats: 5 Top Tips for Maximum Enrollment
Article by CSAN Corporate Partner: CSMC
As with any kind of prediction, predicting next year’s enrollment is not easy. Perhaps now more than ever, given how many options parents and students have. 

But while predicting the future is always challenging, it is possible to set achievable, as well as stretch, goals for enrollment, and increase the number of applications. In other words, to not just survive, but also thrive.

In our experience, there are five key components to a successful enrollment campaign:

1.    Invest: While it is important to spend the vast majority of dollars in the classroom, ...
CSMC would be happy to assist you in coming up with and executing your enrollment strategy. To set up a meeting, contact CSMC’s Nick Driver at ndriver@csmci.com

Members-Only Offer: 20% Discount!
According to the  State of Nevada Department of Education , the College Ready benchmark for Nevada ACT test takers is at 11 percent. That's right 11 percent. We can and should do better.

How are your students doing with the ACT? Does your school offer a program during the school day? Professional Development, Data, and Classroom Materials for teachers and students? Do you need support in bringing standards aligned curriculum into your school in order to help students   increase their scores  by huge margins? 
A-List Education  would love to connect with you to offer CSAN members a free 30 minute needs assessment to further discuss how we can improve your ACT scores with your students. We would also be happy to offer 20% off on any materials you need including the following:
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·     Student Manuals  (acts as their workbook)
·     Lesson Plans
·     Pacing Guides
·     Slides
·     Quizzes /drills, bell ringers
·    Online test assessment  platform  that allows you to give practice ACT tests to students
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To give you a bit of background on A-List, we began with 5 students in 2005 and now serve over 80,000 students worldwide. We believe that our commitment to our students and teachers have helped them . 
If you would like to hop on the phone to discuss how you can take advantage of this free ACT offer, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at pd@alisteducation.com
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