Bold Senate budget plan released in advance of Governor’s May Revise

In a victory for CSBA and other education advocacy organizations, the State Senate released its “Protect Our Progress” budget framework, which outlines a bold plan that rejects education funding cuts and delays proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s January budget. The budget framework would add $3 […]

Commission on Teacher Credentialing moves major initiatives forward

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing met April 19-21 to take action on items sent back for revision including the regulatory package for the PK-3 Early Childhood Education Specialist Instruction Credential, Teaching Performance Assessment standards for literacy instruction, and subject matter competence requirements. PK-3 credential […]

New federal challenge for CTE expansion open for submissions

Applications are open for the Career Z Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to promote creative solutions to expand student access to high-quality work-based learning opportunities that will prepare youth for current workforce needs in growing sectors. Local educational agencies and consortiums are […]

Earth Day provides students an opportunity to advocate for climate change efforts

More than 50 years since the first Earth Day was held to raises awareness of the need to reduce pollution and protect the planet’s natural resources for future generations, students continue to take on the challenge. In Rialto Unified School District, students organized a free […]

New report highlights factors needed for strong MTSS implementation

New report highlights factors needed for strong MTSS implementation Local needs, strong leadership and relationships are all at the center of proper implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), according to a new report from the University of California, Los Angeles’ Center for the Transformation […]

California attorney general issues guidance on school closures

California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a statewide guidance on April 11 related to the legal requirements and best practices for school closures, “Guidance on Laws Governing School Closures and Best Practices for Implementation in California.” The guidance focuses on Assembly Bill 1912, which became […]

No Child Left Behind revolutionized national student data collection

A new initiative from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, The Future of Data, Assessments, and Accountability in K-12 Education initiative, is exploring the effectiveness of data and assessments in America’s K-12 public schools. The first phase of the project examines the impact of data-driven […]