State of U.S. public school facilities is an emergency, report says

The state of American preK-12 public school facilities is a national emergency, according to new report. “2021 State of Our Schools: America’s PK-12 Public School Facilities” was published in September by 21st Century School Fund, the International WELL Building Institute and the National Council on […]

CTC discusses pathways for early childhood education teachers

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing convened on the final day of September, discussing the establishment of multiple accessible pathways for a permit or credential authorizing service in state preschool and universal transitional kindergarten, as well as a report on California Teacher Preparation Programs for […]

Supporting students during Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and year-round

After 18 months of disruption in their personal and academic lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local educational agencies are focusing on supporting students’ mental health in addition to learning recovery.On the heels of California children’s return to K-12 campuses for the fall term, educators […]

Mental health investments paving new paths forward

A Sept. 15 webinar, “Investing in Mental Health,” hosted by the California Department of Education,  covered topics including how interagency collaboration can help schools with mental health services, building a school-based metal health workforce, measuring the impact of current investments, and initiatives that are taking […]

Webinar examines details around school worker vaccination verification

As local educational agencies work to comply with the state’s vaccination verification order for school workers by Oct. 15, the California Association of School Business Officials and law firm Lozano Smith hosted a webinar on hot topics surrounding the situation. Clarification on the order itself […]

CSBA webinar highlights lessons learned about reopening schools during COVID-19

Dr. Naomi Bardach, team lead for California Safe Schools for All, gave an update on the status of COVID-19 in the state as well as lessons learned this back-to-school season during the CSBA webinar “Governing in a Time of Chaos: Board Meetings in the age […]