Legislature honors California school district and COE boards with pair of resolutions

CSBA salutes the work of local school board and county board of education members all year round,, not just during National School Board Recognition Month. But January provided a special opportunity to highlight the important contributions school trustees make to public schools and student success. CSBA […]

AEC’s Second General Session features expert panels on state education funding and politics

CSBA’s 2022 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Diego Dec. 1-3 attracted approximately 3,500 attendees, breaking recent attendance records, and included three insightful General Sessions featuring nationally acclaimed educator and award-winning author of Miseducated, Brandon P. Fleming; New York Times bestselling author of […]

Commission on Teacher Credentialing wraps up the year with reflections on ethnic studies; new leadership

The Dec. 8-9 meeting of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing featured the presentation of several required end-of-year reports and a passionate discussion about subject matter competence and history, social sciences and ethnic studies. The meeting was the last for Chair Tine Sloan and Commissioner […]

School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Susan Macfarlane, Lodi USD

Susan Macfarlane, board president, Lodi Unified School District What does your district have planned for the 2022–23 school year to foster learning recovery and educational advancements? Lodi USD has employed a number of activities and program offerings to address learning recovery and education advancements, including […]

UC makes strides supporting Native American students; slow to progress in returning cultural artifacts

Beginning this fall, the University of California system is waiving tuition and fees for Native American students who are state residents and members of federally recognized tribes. The UC Native American Opportunity Plan aims to “advance critical efforts to expand student diversity and make the […]

School Boards in Action: MetroED’s focus on CTE in need of sustained funding

By Marty Fatooh The Metropolitan Education District’s (MetroED) Career Technical Education (CTE) Campus, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is one of just two facilities of its kind in California that provides high school students with hands-on career pathway programs, from firefighting to automotive […]

California assessments results show declines, hope for intervention efforts

State and national assessment data released on Oct. 24 confirms the decline in results that were expected in the first full administration of these tests since the COVID-19 pandemic sent the world into turmoil. California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), also known as […]