Keep classrooms open with free COVID testing program

The California Department of Public Health, through a partnership with Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks, is providing a free, fully staffed COVID-19 pooled testing program to all K-12 public schools in the state.   With the delta variant causing case numbers to rise, this tool to safeguard staff and students as they return to full, in-person […]

California education leaders on supporting LGBTQ students

The California Department of Education hosted a webinar series during Pride Month on supporting LGBTQ students covering topics including free training and access to partnerships, California Education Code 218 and examples of schools and organizations working for change. During one of the events, State Superintendent […]

School boards in action: 5 questions with Christina Lucero, Baldwin Park USD

The COVID-19 pandemic presented school boards with challenges they’ve met head on. CSBA’s 5 questions series gives board members a chance to share their LEAs’ accomplishments and look toward the future. Christina Lucero, board president, Baldwin Park Unified School District What was the most successful […]