Fauci says ensuring student and staff safety before reopening schools is a ‘moral imperative’

Questioned about what it will take to safely reopen businesses and schools to jump-start the American economy, Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, warned on May 12 that “consequences could be really serious” if states move too quickly to return to business […]

Webinar highlights CSBA’s efforts on digital divide, shares district perspectives

With school districts and county offices of education now well into widespread distance learning across California — and acknowledging that at least some form of it will continue next school year — CSBA’s latest COVID-19 webinar explored how the association is playing a role in […]

State Board Report: May virtual meeting focuses on new realities, future projects and plans amid COVID-19

At its first meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic completely changed the shape of California’s public school system, the State Board of Education on May 7 virtually addressed how the crisis will shift its own policy work, priorities and timelines. Much of the discussion focused on […]

Teaching credential, preparation program enrollment numbers continue climbing

Continuing a multi-year pattern, California saw a 3.1 percent increase in teaching credentials issued in fiscal year 2018–19, however, the state also witnessed a slight decrease in the number of fully credentialed teachers serving in its public schools. And for a state still grappling with […]

Webinar provides tips on combining funding sources to equitably mitigate learning loss

With funding already stretched thin and districts and county offices of education responsible for ensuring student learning and services continue during school closures — and now, planning how to address learning loss — administrators may be especially concerned with how to provide additional support to […]

CSBA webinar provides guidance on board meetings and Brown Act waivers during stay-at-home order

The second in a series of CSBA webinars to help governance teams best navigate the uncertainty of school closures caused by the novel coronavirus focused on how board meetings can best be conducted while adhering to still-active Brown Act requirements. “Open Board Meetings in a […]

New brief highlights need to promote equity in distance learning, and what comes next

Gov. Gavin Newsom and state education officials have said that when schools reopen, students and teachers should be prepared for a new normal. It is unlikely that campuses will start the year with children all together in their classrooms, and every way in which students […]