AB 370 could offer more pathways to State Seal of Biliteracy, simplify requirements for English learners

A piece of legislation that would offer more opportunities for California students to earn the state seal of biliteracy while leveling the playing field for English learners to attain the educational accomplishment is awaiting the Governor’s signature after passing in the Assembly and Senate earlier […]

Governor signs bill requiring compliance with the state’s inclusive education laws

On Sept. 25, the Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1078 (Jackson, D-Moreno Valley), which took effect immediately upon signing and will allow for complaints to be filed against local educational agencies that limit or prohibit the use of inclusive textbooks, instructional materials or school […]

Legislation to switch from attendance to enrollment-based funding becomes a two-year bill

Senate Bill 98 (Portantino, D-Burbank), which  would provide supplemental enrollment-based funding to California’s schools, became a two-year bill on July 11 and will remain under consideration in the Assembly Education Committee until next year. CSBA has an Oppose unless Amended position on SB 98. CSBA […]

CSBA press conference calls for support for AB 1023 to boost schools’ cybersecurity resources

“Schools have access to more sensitive information and fulfill a more essential purpose than virtually any other local government agency and deserve robust, focused support to prepare for ransomware attacks,” said CSBA President Susan Markarian during a June 26 press conference held in support of […]

New taskforce aims to address diversity in curriculum and more

Representatives from four textbook publishers committed June 21 before the special Taskforce on Inclusive Education to protect and provide student access to information free from discrimination and inclusive of the diverse narratives that reflect the student body of California. The new taskforce was convened following […]