Arts Education Month gives LEAs chance to reflect on how they use art to strengthen student connections

Scroll through El Monte City School District’s Facebook page and you’ll find students have recently visited the Getty Museum, put on choir performances, danced together and even learned how to pluck an entire song on the violin in complete unison.   March is Arts Education Month and while […]

School boards in action: 5 questions with Lamiya Hoque, Centralia Elementary SD in Anaheim

In the midst of a global pandemic, local educational agency boards have continued working to support programs and initiatives that offer students the academic and social-emotional opportunities they need — no matter which mode of instruction they are in. CSBA’s 5 questions series gives board […]

CSBA President participates in panel discussion on reopening schools

As the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 86, which includes $2 billion for local educational agencies that are able to offer in-person instruction for students by April 1, California School Boards Association President Suzanne Kitchens participated in a panel discussion on reopening schools. Part of […]

School boards in action: 5 questions with Jeremy L. Gerson, Torrance USD

In the midst of a global pandemic, local educational agency boards have continued working to support programs and initiatives that offer students the academic and social-emotional opportunities they need — no matter which mode of instruction they are in. CSBA’s 5 questions series gives board […]

Experts give tips on spotting signs of child abuse during distance learning

Cases of child abuse rose significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic while reports decreased, but there are strategies teachers and school officials can use to identify the signs even in virtual learning, according to a Feb. 16 webinar hosted by CSBA Business Affiliate Keenan & Associates. […]

How California school districts recognized Black History Month virtually

Distance learning didn’t stop important discussions, lessons and events from happening in schools across the state for Black History Month. Stockton Unified School District’s Stagg High School had students and staff share the stories of different influential figures ranging from KRS-One to Ruby Bridges via […]

Latest California Healthy Kids Study highlights areas that could use improvement in schools

Even before the coronavirus pandemic left more children isolated and experiencing higher levels of stress, a decline in mental health was being reported by students in the golden state, according to the latest California Healthy Kids Survey results. Coordinated by the California Department of Education […]