Monthly Archives: February 2013

Senate hears details of governor’s funding formula

28 Feb
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Dennis Meyers
By Dennis Meyers, CSBA Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations The Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) had its first hearing today before the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. The Department of Finance presented details of the proposal; testimony also came from the Legislative Analyst, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, and a panel of six superintendents (from Santa Ana, Fresno, Bakersfield, Oakland, Folsom-Cordova school districts and the Ventura County Office of Education).  CSBA Budget Advocate Andrea Ball also...

csba.org: Connect and rely on CSBA’s new website

26 Feb
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csba.org
As part of its corporate identity update project, CSBA just launched a new csba.org. The site features an updated and more intuitive navigation, a new design, a “My CSBA” section, this blog and more. CSBA Executive Director Vernon M. Billy offers this video preview of the new site. CSBA’s Communications and Information Technology team began the project in 2012 with the goal of modernizing and simplifying the website while developing a more intuitive way for users to find information. Months of...

Long Beach Unified named among top 5 high-performing districts in the world

12 Feb
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Long Beach Unified School District has again been recognized for its outstanding programs that have helped students make substantial academic gains and acquire skills for success in college and career. Long Beach is one of just five school systems in the world recognized by the Ohio-based nonprofit Batelle for Kids, ranking alongside Ontario, Hong Kong, Finland and Singapore. Batelle for Kids, whose partners include the Carnegie Corporation, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education as well...

Commission on Teacher Credentialing gears up for new year

8 Feb
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Newport Mesa USD
At the year’s first meeting of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Jan. 31-Feb. 1, new chair Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond committed to an active year. The professor of education at Stanford University, co-director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and widely published and renowned expert on teaching and learning said she intends to build on the progress the commission made last year. As she said following her election as chair last December, “We are very well organized at...