The pandemic’s full impact on students with disabilities remains a mystery

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for all students, but those with disabilities have been disproportionately impacted according to new research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education. The findings come from a three-part series of reports from the center that also explore the pandemic’s effects […]

Document sheds light on the link between ACE screening and mandated reporting

New guidance from the California Department of Social Services, the California Department of Health Care Services and the Office of the California Surgeon General has been released clarifying the responsibilities of health care clinical teams who conduct screenings of youth for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) […]

CSBA webinar covers ways to keep students safe on campus amid pandemic

CSBA recently hosted a webinar focused on keeping students safe as they return to campuses using layered mitigation methods like regular testing for COVID-19 and effective air filtration. The Aug. 19 event featured presenters from CSBA partner Maclean Health as well as AMI Expeditionary Healthcare, […]

California Senate hearing discusses youth mental health as students return to schools

In an Aug. 18 informational hearing, the Senate Education Committee heard from state and local education leaders and advocates about the importance of centering mental wellness and social-emotional learning as students return to the classroom for the 2021–22 school year and a need to connect […]

Linda Darling-Hammond gives insight, advice for fall reopening

Education leaders should spend the first few weeks of the fall semester encouraging attachments in their respective communities, according to California State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond. During an Aug. 10 conversation with Public Policy Institute of California President Mark Baldassare on the start […]

Gov. Newsom announces vaccination and testing mandate for TK-12 schools

On Wednesday, Aug. 11, California became the first state to require a COVID-19 vaccination or regular testing for school staff when Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a new public health order during a press conference at Oakland USD’s Carl B. Munck Elementary School. The mandate requires […]