Early learning centers serving dual language students need more support, research finds

There has been a significant push to reopen in-person school settings for California’s youngest students, but more must be done to support early learning centers that address the needs of dual language learners, according to a new report. The brief from Early Edge California and […]

New tools available to center equity for English learners in Learning Continuity and Attendance Plan

A new collaboration to support the needs of English learners in California by Californians Together, Sobrato Early Language Academy and Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Equity for English Learners is teaming up with county offices of education to aid in the implementation of the English Learner Roadmap […]

Funding influx needed to address equity concerns this school year and beyond

In the topsy-turvy leadup to the 2020–21 school year, the most recent pressing issues involve the logistics of when and how campuses could or should physically reopen. While opening dates are critical for the operations of school districts, national education observers and advocates said at […]

E-rate program regulations and innovative district solutions to digital divide explored in webinar

A June 25 webinar hosted by New America’s Open Technology Institute featured advocates for closing the homework gap and three school district representatives from across the nation attempting to do so right now. At least 7 million students in the U.S. currently lack broadband access […]

California education officials announce plans to re-examine policing on school grounds

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced June 24 two ways in which the California Department of Education intends to support schools as districts throughout the state address concerns surrounding educational equity and racial justice. Since the inception of the school resource officer decades […]

Webinar highlights CSBA’s efforts on digital divide, shares district perspectives

With school districts and county offices of education now well into widespread distance learning across California — and acknowledging that at least some form of it will continue next school year — CSBA’s latest COVID-19 webinar explored how the association is playing a role in […]

Board members share what they’ve learned in final meeting of CSBA Equity Network

Closing persistent opportunity gaps requires a commitment to educational equity. In summer 2018, CSBA launched an Equity Network with a grant from the Stuart Foundation, providing extensive support and professional development to board members across California on concepts related to educational equity. Topics addressed included […]

Grassroots group helps build momentum in diversifying tech industry

Each February, African American History Month marks a time for celebrating the achievements of African Americans and recognizing their central role in U.S. history. This month, the CSBA blog will highlight innovative programs that aim to boost African American student achievement. The College Board reported […]