Partners launch toolkit on equitable math instruction in grades 6-8

A united front of partners officially launched A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction with a Sept. 22 webinar, an integrated approach toolkit to anti-racist mathematics that centers Black, Latinx and multilingual students in grades 6-8 and addresses the multiple barriers to math equity. Presenters said […]

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 […]

CDE outlines timeline and stakeholder engagement in Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

This school year’s Local Control and Accountability Plan has been replaced by the Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan, as outlined in Senate Bill 98, the education funding trailer bill. The California Department of Education is holding a series of webinars to guide local educational agencies […]

Surge in COVID-19 cases causes superintendents to rethink reopening plans

Just when it looked like a hybrid learning model would best position their districts to strike a balance between educational needs and safety, several Inland Empire superintendents say a continued surge in COVID-19 cases in their communities has them leaning back toward a full distance […]

State Board meeting focuses on tools to help LEAs plan for uncertain school year

With great uncertainty still clouding the 2020–21 school year, the State Board of Education focused much of its attention at its July 8–9 virtual meeting on the tools available to local educational agencies to prepare for the in-flux return of students and staff to the […]

Legislators call out resources, liability and lack of direction as concerns in reopening schools

With local educational agencies equipped with federal, state and county guidance on reopening campuses for the 2020–21 academic year, a June 16 joint Assembly Education Committee hearing cast concerns about the practicality and affordability of welcoming students back to the classroom. A yet-to-be finalized state […]

New CSBA guidance for reopening schools addresses challenges faced by governance teams

As new information about COVID-19 and guidance for the reopening of schools in the 2020–21 academic year is released at a breakneck pace, CSBA has released a document that speaks directly to the needs of its members during this time. The Uncertain Road Ahead: Reopening […]