Bellflower USD trustee advocates for individuals with disabilities

How can local educational agencies better serve their students with disabilities? Bellflower Unified School District trustee Sue ElHessen, a long-time disability rights advocate, says some ways that question can be addressed is through education on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), empowering students by teaching […]

CSBA press conference calls for support for AB 1023 to boost schools’ cybersecurity resources

“Schools have access to more sensitive information and fulfill a more essential purpose than virtually any other local government agency and deserve robust, focused support to prepare for ransomware attacks,” said CSBA President Susan Markarian during a June 26 press conference held in support of […]

AAPI students grow their leadership skills during yearly conference

For more than 30 years, the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project (APYLP) has hosted a no-cost leadership conference for California high school juniors and seniors where students meet with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) elected officials, community leaders and organizers to learn about the […]

Bold Senate budget plan released in advance of Governor’s May Revise

In a victory for CSBA and other education advocacy organizations, the State Senate released its “Protect Our Progress” budget framework, which outlines a bold plan that rejects education funding cuts and delays proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s January budget. The budget framework would add $3 […]