Teacher morale is improving, but more can be done to address mental health needs

Following a significant decline as a result of the pandemic, teacher morale appears to be improving, according to the second annual Merrimack College Teacher Survey, commissioned by the school’s Winston School of Education and Social Policy. However, results also suggest there is more work to […]

Inclusion through athletics brings students together in Murrieta Valley USD

Decades of research has linked strong inclusionary practices to higher test scores and grade point averages, stronger math and literacy skills, and more developed communication and social skills among students with disabilities. Long-term benefits include an increased likelihood of enrolling in college and graduating, finding […]

Child abuse prevention is a critical year-round effort

CSBA business affiliate Keenan Associates ReLIEF (Regional Liability Excess Fund) provided three districts an educational grant during Child Abuse Prevention Month in support of programming fostering a safe environment for children. Keenan, an industry-leading California insurance brokerage and consulting firm for health care organizations and […]

Superior Court rules State Board of Education abused its authority in overturning local charter denials

In January 2023, CSBA’s Education Legal Alliance (ELA) filed writ of mandate seeking to invalidate the State Board of Education’s (SBE) decision to grant the appeal of the petition for Mayacamas Charter School, which overturned the decisions by both the Napa Valley Unified School District […]