CDE task force, youth panel webinar aim to support Black students

This Black History Month, CSBA spotlights programs helping to close opportunity and achievement gaps. Efforts to support Black students and community members shouldn’t be exclusive to the month of February. Recognizing the systemic and institutional racism that has impacted the education and lives of Black […]

State assessments grant incentivizes competency-based models

The U.S. Department of Education opened the application process for the Competitive Grants for State Assessments program, which this year will prioritize plans that use multiple measures of academic achievement and follow a competency-based model. The CGSA program provides states an opportunity to enhance the […]

Funding opportunities to diversify the teacher workforce

Research has demonstrated time and time again that all students thrive when exposed to teachers with more diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. A recent guidebook from the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools aims to support local educational agencies in their efforts to recruit […]

District leaders identify mental health of students and staff as top concern

As of November 2021, district leaders were more concerned about the mental health of students, teachers and principals, in that order, than student engagement, student discipline, student and teacher attendance and declined enrollment, according to a RAND Corporation poll, “District Leaders’ Concerns About Mental Health […]

Education workforce housing can reduce teacher shortages, suggests new report

Many of California’s public school teachers cannot afford to live in the communities where they work, forcing them to commute long distances or pushing them out of the education system altogether. As districts attempt to recruit and retain teachers amid skyrocketing housing costs, some local […]