CSBA webinar discusses summer learning resources and strategies

Whether expanding on existing summer learning opportunities to meet newfound student needs or launching new programs to jumpstart learning recovery, there are funding and resources available to assist local educational agencies in meeting their individual goals. Experts discussed how districts can best leverage state and […]

Whittier school district receives national recognition for innovation in special ed.

The National School Boards Association on April 1 awarded Lowell Joint School District in Whittier, California, with a 2021 First Place Magna Award — reserved for districts across the country for programs that break down barriers for underserved students — for its Special Education Blue […]

Judge certifies class-action status in Reyes v. State of California

By order of a Sacramento County Superior Court dated Feb. 26, 2021, class certification has been granted to a group of nonclassroom-based charter schools, their students and other waitlisted students, to represent all 308 nonclassroom-based charter schools in California in a lawsuit challenging the state’s […]

School boards in action: LEAs speak out on systemic racism, look toward progress

Up and down California, local educational agency boards are working tirelessly to make sure students can safely return to campus as quickly as possible in areas that are still in distance learning, and have everything they need to be academically, social-emotionally and physically supported — […]

CSBA webinar highlights digital divide challenges and solutions

School board trustees, state legislators, federal advocates, business leaders and more discussed the critical importance of universal broadband access to the state’s K-12 schools and its economic future during an April 20 CSBA webinar, Broadband for California: Connecting to Our Promise. CSBA CEO & Executive […]

CSBA’s Climate Change Task Force provides resources for LEAs

Over the past six years, wildfires have devastated much of California and resulted in learning disruptions for hundreds of thousands of students. According to CalMatters, before the 2015–16 school year, no California school had reported losing 15 days or more to wildfires. Since then, closures […]

CTC meeting highlights need for more teacher diversity, makes changes to proctoring and structure of assessments

CSBA President-elect Dr. Susan Heredia joins the commission as the board member representative In a packed three-day meeting taking place April 14–16, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing held a rich discussion about the diversity of teachers in the state, approved a portion of the […]

New analysis shows work needed to promote educator diversity in California

Widely known as one of America’s most diverse states, California’s teachers do not accurately reflect its students, and just over 9 percent of the state’s schools had no teachers of color in 2018–19, according to The Education Trust’s analysis of Department of Education data. The […]