New CSBA resources on reporting requirements and late start

CSBA’s Research and Education Policy Development (REPD) team has contributed to the creation of new resources to inform local educational agency leaders on critical topics including state and federal reporting requirements and late start implementation. “The REPD team is committed to providing CSBA members with timely and relevant resources,” said Senior Director Mary Gardner Briggs. “This overview of the reporting requirements is a visual way of communicating concerns our members have been raising, and we already have reports of this document’s use in local and statewide advocacy with legislators.”  

San Bernardino County: Increasing transparency and action through data

The San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) office has made significant strides in recent years overhauling the ways in which the county presents data and resources to district leaders, educators, families and other stakeholders vital to supporting the SBCSS’s Cradle to Career Roadmap initiative. […]

New report provides snapshot of the state of English learners in California

Californians Together released an inaugural The State of English Learners in California Public Schools report on June 12 that summarizes key demographic and outcome data for English learners using a variety of data sources to examine how they are being served in the education system […]

High school graduation rates recovered quickly after pandemic disruptions

While students and school staff continue to struggle with challenges related to mental and behavioral health, academic recovery and more, graduation rates nationwide appear to have rebounded following initial disruptions caused by COVID-19, according to a report released May 30 by the National Center of […]

LEAs must outline instructional continuity strategies in safety plans starting next year

California school districts and county offices of education are required by July 1, 2025, to establish continuity plans to ensure students are provided instruction when natural disasters or other states of emergencies make in-person classes impossible. 

State Board moves ahead on English learner identification, Dashboard changes and more

The State Board of Education (SBE) took action on several crucial items during the first day of its July 10–11 meeting related to a new science metric for the California School Dashboard, eligibility criteria for Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) support determinations, assessment alternatives to […]

Study finds incorporating edtech and high-dosage tutoring helps cut costs, maintains quality

Blending high-dosage tutoring time with high-quality educational technology can reduce costs by one-third and halve the number of tutors needed without compromising effectiveness on student learning, according to a working paper released June 3 by the University of Chicago Education (UCE) Lab. When 4,000 students […]

U.S. Surgeon General declares firearm violence a public health crisis

For the first time in the nation’s history, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy issued an advisory declaring firearm violence a public health crisis. The advisory outlines the urgent threat firearm violence poses to the health and well-being of Americans. The Surgeon General’s advisory lays […]