Building a pipeline of Black school counselors

This Black History Month, CSBA spotlights programs helping to close opportunity and achievement gaps. This week (Feb. 7–11) also marks National School Counseling Week. Recognizing the benefits of a diverse teacher workforce, local educational agencies throughout the state have developed career pathways and partnerships with […]

Learning self-efficacy, improving outcomes for African American students in Bakersfield

This Black History Month, CSBA spotlights programs helping to close opportunity and achievement gaps. In Bakersfield City School District, a program for African American students is empowering young people to challenge common notions and media portrayals of what it is to be a Black youth […]

Latino student participation, success in college can be improved with supports

While Latino students make up 55 percent of K-12 students in California, only 43 percent of public higher education students in the state are Latino, according to “2021 State of Higher Education for Latinx Californians,” a report from the Campaign for College Opportunity.   Ensuring that Latino students, California’s largest ethnic group, have equitable educational […]

Expand computer science access in your district with support from Microsoft

Computer Science Education Week provides an opportunity to recognize school leaders on the front lines of expanding access to computer science education and to identify where computer science courses are needed in every district. Limited access to digital skills threatens to widen the income gap […]

Klamath-Trinity Joint USD program provides strong support for Native American students

CSBA is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month with stories of people and programs that uplift Native American students. Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District, located in the Six Rivers National Forest in the far reaches of northwest California, comprises just over 1,000 students attending seven […]

The benefits of police on campus must be weighed against drawbacks, report finds

The presence of police on school grounds helps with general safety by decreasing unarmed violent offenses like fights, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Albany and RAND Corporation, published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. However, that appears to […]

Lack of broadband infrastructure continues to hamper student access

The pandemic spurred widespread investments in improving connectivity for students, but there is still progress to be made in ensuring all children have the devices and internet access they need at home to fully participate in their education, according to new research from the Public […]

Emphasizing accuracy during Native American Heritage Month 

CSBA spoke with Assemblymember James C. Ramos (D-Highland), a member of the Serrano/Cahuilla tribe and lifelong resident of the San Manuel Indian Reservation in San Bernardino County, ahead of November’s Native American Heritage Month. In 2011 he became the first Native American appointed to the […]

Affordable housing and district boundaries continue to impact school funding

Despite efforts to provide more equitable funding for schools, district boundaries continue to be barriers nationwide blocking low-income families from accessing better funded schools with a variety of academic and extracurricular programs in more affluent neighborhoods, according to an October report from Bellwether Education Partners. […]