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 […]

CSBA bills for COEs, small school districts and cybersecurity receive boost from Legislative Action Week

CSBA co-sponsored AB 906 seeks to increase funding for juvenile court and community schools Juvenile court schools and community schools provide important academic instruction as well as critical supports and services for some of California’s most at-risk students who have either fallen upon difficult times […]