School Boards in Action: 5 questions with Maimona Afzal Berta, Franklin-McKinley School District

CSBA knows the challenges school communities continue to face and the hard work school boards across the state are putting in to ensure students receive the academic and social-emotional supports they need. District and county offices of education have implemented innovative solutions to address a host […]

CSBA advocacy on COVID attendance relief and LCFF base increase rewarded in May Revise

Gov. Gavin Newsom revealed his May Budget Revision May 13, proposing a $300.6 billion spending plan as the state budget surplus continues to rise to a record-breaking $97.5 billion. Among the key education proposals were major wins for CSBA’s budget advocacy work on investing in […]

That’s a wrap! Inclusion film camp in Solano County

By Lisette Estrella-Hernandez, Solano County Office of Education superintendent The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) successfully partnered with the North Bay Regional Center to bring an Inclusion Film Camp to local neuro-diverse students at no cost to participants. For two weeks during the summer, […]

School trustees join CSBA to show the real costs of state disinvestment

CSBA hosted a virtual press event outlining the association’s budget advocacy and priorities on May 11. The event set the stage for the Governor’s May Budget Revision announcement and illustrated how high-leverage investments in the state budget can make a difference for students at the […]

California schools awarded federal Green Ribbon status

The U.S. Department of Education on Earth Day (April 22) announced the 2022 U.S. DOE Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability awardees. Across the country, 27 schools, five districts and four postsecondary institutions were honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental […]

First full year of pandemic learning for preschoolers captured in report

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recently published its 2021 The State of Preschool report covering the 2020–21 academic year — the first full school year since the onset of the pandemic. Closed campuses, remote preschool instruction and looming health risks “disrupted already fragile […]

Assembly budget priorities unveiled ahead of Governor’s May Budget Revision

Following the release of the state Senate Democrats’ “Putting Wealth to Work” budget proposal, the Assembly Democrats’ budget priorities were unveiled May 5. While the Assembly document contains less detail than the Senate release, both provide a window into where the two houses are focusing […]

Surveys show families largely support school boards and several key priorities

Several new and recent polls conducted by Lake Research Partners (LRP), the Public Policy Institute of California and other research groups found that voters nationwide believe that their local school board does the best job addressing issues in public education, and would like to see […]