CSBA-sponsored home-to-school transportation bill passes out of Assembly Education Committee in unanimous, bipartisan vote

CSBA-sponsored election bills also head to appropriations committee California is missing the bus on home-to-school transportation and failing its students in the process. Home-to-school transportation supports students and families through increased convenience, enhanced safety, higher attendance rates, reduced traffic and smaller carbon footprints. Yet, on a […]

Districts makes strides in bettering student outcomes through continuous improvement

Two California school districts in the process of shifting district structures, policies and culture are beginning to see a measurable effect on student outcomes, according to a recent report from the Policy Analysis for California Education. Led by California Education Partners (referred to in the […]

Identification of homeless youth is vital as housing instability increases

About 2,600 students experienced housing instability in San Mateo County — one of the wealthiest counties in California — between 2016 and 2019. As  rates of homelessness increase as a result of the pandemic, local educational agencies must improve identification efforts to ensure students receive […]

Earth Day: Exploring Plumas LEAs’ longstanding outdoor education efforts

The concept of outdoor learning may have gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic but providing students locally focused environmental education experiences is a longstanding commitment for the Plumas County Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District. For 27 years, Plumas COE’s Outdoor Education Coordinator […]

TikTok backlash highlights need to address digital literacy among students, families and policymakers

Last fall, local educational agencies throughout the country were inundated with news of rising youth misbehavior and mental health challenges linked to the social media app TikTok, which has become increasingly popular among children and teens. Stories of stolen and destroyed soap dispensers, mirrors, sinks […]

Youth impacted by COVID can benefit from comprehensive systems of care

On June 16, 2020, $14.3 million in ACEs Aware grants was awarded to 100 organizations across California to augment the work of the state’s ACEs Aware initiative. A Dec. 9, 2020 report, Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic […]

Equity-oriented restorative justice resource library available

UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools (the Center) in early April hosted the webinar, “Equity-Oriented Restorative Justice Tools for Schools,” which aimed to show how restorative justice practices can change the relationship students have with their school community while addressing racial disparities in disciplinary […]