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California Charter Schools Grow to More Than 1,000

The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) announced this month that 109 charter schools opened across the state for the 2012-13 school year. This brings the total number of charter schools in California to 1,065. In addition, the number of students enrolled in charter schools grew to 484,000. This growth comes despite intense funding, facilities and authorizing challenges faced by charter schools.

"In this year when we are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the charter school movement in California, we are seeing the movement experience another spike in momentum as parents and communities across the state turn to charter schools in ever greater numbers," said Jed Wallace, President and CEO of CCSA.

This school year, Los Angeles County had the largest charter school growth with 40 new charters, followed by 12 new charters in Sonoma County, ten in San Diego County, and six Alameda County.

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