Now is the time to seriously invest in computer science education

By Julie Flapan and Allison Scott, co-directors, CSforCA Our culture’s reliance on computers has never been stronger — whether we are working from home, schooling from home, shopping from home or socializing from our home — the pandemic has demonstrated technology’s increasing presence in our […]

Butte County Office of Education makes inroads on diverse teacher pipelines

The Butte County Office of Education has a long history of managing and implementing teacher pipeline programs that support rural and underserved populations, particularly migrant students. Since 1967, Butte COE has managed the statewide Mini Corps program, which brings together college students with rural migrant […]

CSBA honors Milpitas USD Board Vice President Chris Norwood as 2020 Board Member of the Year

CSBA is honored to announce Milpitas Unified School District Board Vice President Chris Norwood as the 2020 CSBA Board Member of the Year recipient. Since 2014, Norwood has demonstrated what it means to lead for students, the schools they attend, and their community. The Golden […]

CSBA Director-at-Large, Native American reflects on teaching Native studies curriculum

November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to recognize the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States. CSBA talked to Crystal Martinez-Alire, CSBA’s Director-at-Large, Native American and trustee in the Elk Grove Unified School District, […]

AEC General Session spotlight: Hadi Partovi from Code.org

CSBA’s 2020 virtual Annual Education Conference is fast approaching, with the Dec. 3–4 conference set to deliver attendees critical insights, informative sessions, digital interactivity and powerful speakers. Virtual preconference activities are happening from Nov. 30–Dec. 2. Visit aec.csba.org by Nov. 24 to register. This year’s […]

AEC spotlight: Jason Dorsey from the Center for Generational Kinetics

CSBA’s 2020 Annual Education Conference will be presented in a virtual format — giving attendees access to critical expertise and perspective from the comfort of their home or office. The conference takes place on Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4, with virtual preconference activities […]

California’s new anti-hate initiative must avoid common pitfalls to make lasting change, experts say

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced on Sept. 21 the Education to End Hate initiative, designed to empower educators and students to confront hate, bigotry and racism through education. “Education continues to be one of our most powerful tools for countering hate and […]

CCBE virtual conference features inspiring sessions and informative speakers

The California County Boards of Education held its first virtual annual conference Sept. 11–12. The format allowed some sessions to be prerecorded and available at any time, an advantage for those with busy schedules. Individual session topics included strategies for managing alternative school programs, such […]