Issues with impact: Highlights from CSBA publications in 2018

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In 2018, CSBA’s staff, members and partners explored some of the most pressing subjects facing California’s schools and our 6.2 million students. We had a lot to choose from – the issues schools grapple with have never been more numerous, more varied or more complex. Here’s some of the most compelling writing on those topics from the past year. Thanks for reading in 2018; we look forward to providing more insight in the new year.

Magazine Articles

Trial by Fire: Schools rebuild after the 2017 wildfires

California Schools magazine (Spring issue)

Author: Hugh Biggar

Integrating History: Building Successful Ethnic Studies Programs

California Schools magazine (Spring issue)

Author: Gayle Romasanta

Creating safer schools: Prevention, threat assessment and security (a 3-part series)

California Schools magazine (Summer issue)

Authors: Kimberly Sellery & Hugh Biggar

The Price of Inequality: The achievement gap and the high cost to America’s future

California Schools magazine (Fall issue)

Author: Troy Flint

Close to Home: The surprising truth about human trafficking

California Schools magazine (Fall issue)

Author: Kimberly Sellery

Put to the test: Grading Jerry Brown on Education

California Schools magazine (Winter issue)

Author: Troy Flint

Education, protests & freedom of speech are the ties that bind our republic

California Schools magazine (Winter issue)

Author Vernon M. Billy

Special Reports

Uncharted Waters: Recommendations for Prioritizing Student Achievement and Effective Governance in California’s Charter Schools

Policy and Programs Annual Review 2018 – a 114-page compendium of briefs, fact sheets and research 

Research Briefs

School Board Members Get Down to Facts: Results of a CSBA Survey of Trustees on Key Education Topics 

The English Learner Roadmap: Providing Direction for English Learner Success

Supporting STEM Access, Equity, and Effectiveness: Equitable Access to Rigorous STEAM Coursework

Supporting STEM Access, Equity, and Effectiveness: The Path to Full Implementation of Next Generation Science Standards in California 

Seize the Data: Using Chronic Absence Data to Boost Achievement

The California School Dashboard and Small Districts

Title IX Requirements

Preventing Catastrophic Heat Illness

The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on K-12: Current Status and Future Expectations

The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on K-12: Use of Medical Marijuana in Schools

The Impact of Marijuana Legalization on K-12: The Effect of Marijuana on the Brain

Fact Sheets

Behind the numbers —The cold, hard facts of California public school funding 

The impact of pension cost increase on California’s schools

Proposition 58 Regulations – Fact Sheet

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