As our nation struggles through the most disconcerting times many of us have ever experienced, and as the debate around charter schools has become more polarized and subject to disinformation NOW is the time for leaders of our country’s independent, community-based, teacher-empowered charter schools to stand and make their voices heard.

Confronting the Polarization in

Public Education

How educators from both sectors can unite around shared values


CPICS is proud to bring together four of our most distinguished leaders and visionaries in education who will share their ideas and challenge each other and us to find a way forward. Please get to #ICSS19 early to join us for our grand kickoff panel. You won't want to miss this!
Professor of Education & Faculty Director,
Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA
Renowned teacher, principal, theorist, activist, author and founder of the small
schools movement
Executive Director,
The Albert Shanker
Executive Director,
High School for
Recording Arts 
registration prices

Your Registration Includes: Access to all Plenary Sessions and Keynote Address • Access to over 45 breakout sessions • Access to meet and mingle with speakers, exhibitors, and your peers from across the US • Special Welcome Event • New Mexico style Breakfast and Lunch on Conference Days (featuring a wide range of flavorful and high quality offerings featuring fresh local ingredients) • and more!

Please Note: There is an additional eventbrite fee for registration.

phenomenal programming

Aside from our star-studded line up of guest speakers, our conference will feature over 60 innovative and engaging breakout sessions that tackle topics including race, reaching all learners, and healing our communities. From breakout sessions titled Advocacy and the Art of Quadratic Equations to Culturally Responsive Teaching and Institutionalized Racism, you’ll be sure to make good use of your time at #ICSS19.

School Visit Day - November 20, 2019

In addition to our mind-opening programming we’re inviting participants to spend an additional day in Albuquerque with us to explore some remarkable charter schools in the area for school visits.

Along with Cypress Tree New Mexico, we have selected a few charter schools with incredible stories and outstanding school models. These schools are a living lesson of our principles and of the work member schools perform in transforming the lives of the young people.

As a $25 add-on to your #ICSS19 registration, you can join other school leaders for a fun-filled day of visiting New Mexico charter schools. Space for the visits is limited. Please note: we can only accommodate 30 people on the tour.

To join us: select November 20, 2019 - School Visit Day! as an additional item at checkout.

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