Student leaders demand to be heard at CSBA’s Annual Education Conference

Following a rousing performance by Alhambra Unified School District’s Mark Keppel High School all-male hip hop dance crew, as well as an address from State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, who spoke about ongoing literacy efforts and the integration of programs and strategies to […]

CSBA President’s Message: Eyes on the prize: Keeping students first in a time of turmoil

By CSBA President Dr. Susan Heredia Back-to-school season is always a major undertaking, but this year’s version is especially momentous. For the first time in 18 months, every California school district is open for full-time, in-person instruction. While that’s cause for relief in many respects, […]

Turning crisis into opportunity: Resources for board members in planning for the 2021–22 year and beyond

By Jeremy Anderson CSBA’s Delegate Assembly met on May 16, 2021 to discuss one of the most significant and scrutinized issues in the history of California public schools: the return of full-time, in-person instruction statewide. Nearly 250 Delegates were organized into 14 breakout rooms to […]

CSBA charter school guidebook update available as an e-book

Charter schools are an important and significant part of today’s education landscape. More than 1,300 charter schools (including seven all-charter districts) serve nearly 630,000 students statewide — approximately 11 percent of all K-12 students in California. Governance teams have certain legal rights, responsibilities and obligations […]

Whittier school district receives national recognition for innovation in special ed.

The National School Boards Association on April 1 awarded Lowell Joint School District in Whittier, California, with a 2021 First Place Magna Award — reserved for districts across the country for programs that break down barriers for underserved students — for its Special Education Blue […]

School boards in action: LEAs speak out on systemic racism, look toward progress

Up and down California, local educational agency boards are working tirelessly to make sure students can safely return to campus as quickly as possible in areas that are still in distance learning, and have everything they need to be academically, social-emotionally and physically supported — […]

CSBA’s Climate Change Task Force provides resources for LEAs

Over the past six years, wildfires have devastated much of California and resulted in learning disruptions for hundreds of thousands of students. According to CalMatters, before the 2015–16 school year, no California school had reported losing 15 days or more to wildfires. Since then, closures […]