Assembly budget priorities unveiled ahead of Governor’s May Budget Revision

Following the release of the state Senate Democrats’ “Putting Wealth to Work” budget proposal, the Assembly Democrats’ budget priorities were unveiled May 5. While the Assembly document contains less detail than the Senate release, both provide a window into where the two houses are focusing […]

Coast2Coast Federal Advocacy Trip gives California’s education leaders unprecedented access to D.C. legislators and policymakers

A vision years in the making came to fruition when school trustees and superintendents from across California traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of Coast2Coast, the inaugural CSBA-Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) federal advocacy trip. The three-day event offered education leaders a chance to […]

School connectedness can lessen student depression, support student well-being

Recently released survey data of the nation’s high school students found that teens’ mental health continued a decline that began before the pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey was administered from January through June 2021. More than one-third, or […]

New teacher credentials increase for the 10th year; ECE Specialist Credential prep moves forward

In its first in-person meeting since March 2020, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing approved sending to Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature the report, “Teacher Supply in California, 2020–21,” and conducted a review of four key foundational components for establishing a PK-3 Early Childhood Education […]

New study finds negligible effect of remote learning on students — until the data is disaggregated

A new study from Curriculum Associates found that remote instruction may not have affected student’s learning as much as previously reported, at least on average. Like previous research, this study found that almost all groups of students were negatively impacted by school closures during the […]

Teacher Residency Program hitting goals; needs long-term financial support

The 2018–19 state budget included one-time funding of $75 million for the Teacher Residency Program intended to address teacher shortages, especially in the areas of special education and STEM, and for teachers who are bilingual. This program pairs local educational agencies with institutes of higher […]