High-dosage tutoring best practices covered at webinar

Long recognized as a tool to help accelerate learning, tutoring has emerged as a precedented solution to the unprecedented disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students’ academic lives.  During the webinar, “Examining the Evidence: What We’re Learning From the Field About Implementing High-Dosage Tutoring Programs,” hosted by Education Week on Jan. 13, experts and […]

CDPH updates K-12 quarantine recommendations and introduces new contact tracing approach

The California Department of Public Health on Jan. 12 updated its COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools to include new quarantine recommendations and introduce a group contact tracing approach that can be used by local educational agencies. Student close contacts who have completed the […]

New laws targeting controversial issues already having chilling effect, report finds

A recent analysis of state-level legislation introduced to curtail the teaching of ethnic studies or critical race theory suggests many of the laws are written so vaguely that they may chill a broad range of speech. PEN America, an advocacy group that promotes the protection […]

Parents largely satisfied with schools’ efforts to support children

While stories about parents’ anger over pandemic-related school closures, mitigation protocols and shifting curriculum dominated the news in 2021, the latest data suggests families are less concerned now than they were earlier in the pandemic. Researchers from the USC Rossier School of Education and USC […]

State Board approves student assessment report revisions, community schools framework

In a packed one-day meeting on Jan. 12, the State Board of Education approved several revisions to the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress and English Language Proficiency Assessments for California student score reports, as well as a California Community Schools Partnership Program Framework, […]

2022 CSBA officers elected at Delegate Assembly

At the 2021 winter meeting of the Delegate Assembly, which took place in San Diego Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, it was confirmed that Dr. Susan Heredia of Natomas Unified School District will continue to serve as CSBA’s President in 2022.   Susan Markarian of Pacific Union Elementary SD will serve as President-Elect […]

Governor issues new temporary executive order intended to address school staffing shortages

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a temporary executive order on Tuesday, Jan. 11, aimed at increasing staffing flexibility in response to shortages caused by the current surge in COVID-19 cases. The order, which takes effect immediately and expires on March 31, will: Allow local educational agencies to issue 30-day […]

Governor’s budget proposal addresses LCFF COLA and declining enrollment; ignores other issues

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2022–23 Budget Proposal represents an unprecedented investment in K-14 schools. The Governor’s decision to fully fund the Local Control Funding Formula cost-of-living adjustment with $3.3 billion that school districts and county offices of education can use to meet the specific needs of […]