Fresno USD improving community relations with effective communication practices

A recent webinar hosted by ParentSquare featured Fresno Unified School District Chief Communications Officer Nikki Henry sharing information and tips about bringing recognizable faces and personality to district communications. In “K-12 Leaders Speak: Humanizing Your District,” Henry emphasized the importance of connecting school staff, parents […]

CSBA-sponsored bills and other significant education measures pass suspense hearing hurdle

May 19 was the Legislature’s deadline for fiscal committees to pass out bills introduced in their house. This means that the respective Assembly and Senate Appropriations Committees had to dispense with their suspense files. CSBA-sponsored legislation sailed through this most recent legislative gauntlet on May 18. The […]

One district’s efforts to improve mental well-being of all staff

Recognizing the importance of addressing employee mental well-being, Chula Vista Elementary School District is moving to improve teacher and staff services on campus for its 3,000 staff comprising teachers, administrators, bus drivers, custodians and more. Through a new partnership with Campus Clinic — a preventative […]

SBE updates assessment criteria for charter school petitions/renewals and more

Charter schools and career technical education were among the most discussed topics during the State Board of Education’s May 18–19 meeting. Assembly Bill 1505 made substantial changes to processes governing charter school petitions and renewals and modified the level of review for requested renewal petitions […]

‘Attendance Playbook’ seeks to reduce chronic absenteeism

Strategies to curb absenteeism ranging from offering positive greetings at classroom doors and having on-campus laundry facilities to implementing early warning systems and addressing housing insecurity are explored in the report Attendance Playbook: Smart Solutions for Reducing Student Absenteeism Post-Pandemic, published by FutureEd and Attendance […]

California officials announce free trauma-informed training for educators

The Office of the California Surgeon General will release in late June a free, two-hour online professional learning module designed to help early care and education personnel respond to trauma and stress in children. The goal is to provide greater awareness of the impacts of […]