Sharing stories and recognizing different cultures in the Asian American community

The Orange County Department of Education on May 24 hosted an online colloquium in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, “Know My Name, Face and Story.” The forum brought together a panel of distinguished speakers who shared their personal stories and perspectives […]

CSBA President statement on fatal school shooting at Robb Elementary School

“We are devastated by the massacre that occurred at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, killing 21 people, including 19 students and two teachers. Our children have had to bear so much in recent years and it’s heartbreaking to see their trauma compounded by such […]

CSBA and ACSA raise CALPADS issues with California Department of Education

In response to concerns raised by members in early May, CSBA and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) a letter  to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and the California Department of Education concerning issues in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) system. […]

Policy brief lays out resources for rural schools in wake of COVID, wildfire disruptions

The digital divide, COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, lack of community health supports, school staffing shortages and increasingly frequent and destructive wildfires are some of the most prevalent challenges facing rural school districts in California. The policy brief “Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind: How New Funds […]

Don’t miss the bus: Students, educators and legislators urge support for AB 2933 at CSBA event

CSBA and Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) held a press conference today in support of Assembly Bill 2933 at Westmore Oaks K-8 School in West Sacramento’s Washington Unified School District. The CSBA-sponsored bill would hit the brakes on decades of underinvestment and fully fund home-to-school […]

Supreme Court decision limits recovery for emotional distress in Title VI and Title IX discrimination claims

In Cummings vs. Premier Rehab Keller PLLC, the Supreme Court held that damages for emotional distress are not available for discrimination claims based in four federal statutes. In the 6-3 opinion, the Court specifically reviewed a claim of disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act of […]

School Boards in Action: 5 questions with Maimona Afzal Berta, Franklin-McKinley School District

CSBA knows the challenges school communities continue to face and the hard work school boards across the state are putting in to ensure students receive the academic and social-emotional supports they need. District and county offices of education have implemented innovative solutions to address a host […]