Team Members

Eric Premack

Founder & Executive Director


Eric Premack is the founding Director of CSDC. For over 25 years, Eric has played a leading role in the development and spread of chartered schools, including helping to draft and implement chartered schools policy in over two dozen states, at the federal level, and overseas. He has developed groundbreaking charter school policy, planning, implementation, oversight, and leadership development practices that have been emulated throughout the US and internationally.

Eric was a co-founder of the Charter Friends National Network, a founding board member of the California Network of Educational Charters (CANEC), serves on the Advisory Board to the National Charter School Resource Center, served on the California State Superintendent’s Charter School Advisory Committee, serves as vice chair of the board of Civicorps Schools and served as vice chair of the board of St. HOPE Public Schools. He has twice received the Hart Vision Award for outstanding service to California’s chartered schools and the California Charter Schools Association’s Legacy Award for 20 years of outstanding service to California charter schools. Prior to founding CSDC, Eric provided consulting services for dozens of California school districts at School Services of California, Inc. and previously worked in California’s non-partisan Office of the Legislative Analyst where he advised the Legislature on major K-12 education fiscal policy matters. Eric holds a BA and MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

show more

Recent Resources

CSDC’s resources are created for–and generally only accessible by–CSDC Member schools and organizations. Sign in your account to access these resources. Or learn more about CSDC Membership.

    Outlines surfaced this week in Sacramento, including an alternative to the governor’s controversial “funding maneuver” and governor’s K-12 education program funding proposals.

    May 31, 2024

    Read More

    July 17, 2024

    Read More

    Federal District Court Judge John A. Mendez ruled last week that, as public schools, two California charter schools need not provide religious instructional materials...

    June 14, 2024

    Read More

    The legislature passed a set of budget and related “trailer” bills this week that reflect a full budget package negotiated with the support of Governor Newsom and that amend a prior...

    June 28, 2024

    Read More

    The 2024-25 state budget education “trailer” bill enacted a few modest, but noteworthy changes to independent study law allowing schools to count asynchronous instruction toward computing...

    July 12, 2024

    Read More
View All