California initiative to combat toxic stress makes significant strides in first four years, study shows

Since the ACEs Aware initiative was launched in 2019, more than 2.3 million ACE screens have been conducted of more than 1.5 million Medi-Cal members, according to a report released May 10 by the UCLA-UCSF ACEs Aware Family Resilience Network (UCAAN) and the California Department […]

One district’s effort to build confidence through knowledge and food

Sylvia Leong, Cupertino Union School District trustee and CSBA Director-at-Large, Asian Pacific Islander, is one of many leaders in education working to build confidence among Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in California to become leaders themselves. “There are so many things that go […]

LEAs play an important role in preventing child trafficking and exploitation

As policymakers work to prevent child exploitation, how can schools play a role in identifying and helping vulnerable students in need of support? There are no perfect answers, according to experts, but there are myriad strategies, tips and tools educators can use — many of […]

San Diego COE takes a leading role in meeting the needs of homeless youth

County offices of education play a vital role in supporting the education and well-being of the estimated 187,298 homeless students across California.  San Diego COE — one of the state’s three lead Homeless Education Technical Assistance Centers (HE TACs) — has made significant strides in […]

Using chronic absence data to create change

The new brief “Seize the Data: Using Chronic Absence Data to Drive Student Engagement,” a joint publication of CSBA and Attendance Works released in March, provides an overview of chronic absenteeism in California and information on the student groups it impacts most as well as questions that board members can consider when assessing the issue, ways to address it and related resources. 

Survey results show how students are using social media and devices

Social media use among young people has been linked to everything from mental health struggles to increased ability to find supportive communities, so it’s important that families and educators have an understanding of how students are interacting with social media. The Social Institute — which […]