AEC’s Second General Session features expert panels on state education funding and politics

CSBA’s 2022 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show in San Diego Dec. 1-3 attracted approximately 3,500 attendees, breaking recent attendance records, and included three insightful General Sessions featuring nationally acclaimed educator and award-winning author of Miseducated, Brandon P. Fleming; New York Times bestselling author of […]

CSBA examines UTK implementation considerations, insights in new policy brief and webinar

With local educational agencies preparing to create or expand transitional kindergarten offerings in the coming years, CSBA has developed a variety of resources to support these efforts. A new research and policy brief, “Advancing Universal Transitional Kindergarten — Questions for School Board Members,” a corresponding […]

New laws targeting controversial issues already having chilling effect, report finds

A recent analysis of state-level legislation introduced to curtail the teaching of ethnic studies or critical race theory suggests many of the laws are written so vaguely that they may chill a broad range of speech. PEN America, an advocacy group that promotes the protection […]

State audit of local suicide prevention policies finds lack of stakeholder engagement

State law mandates that all school districts, county offices of education and charter schools adopt policy on student suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention after consulting with specified stakeholders. Beginning in the 2020–21 school year, the policy must apply to all grades K–12. A report issued […]

Protecting students’ online privacy: Special considerations during distance learning

With school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic having led to the widescale implementation of distance learning, local educational agencies must be vigilant in protecting the privacy of student data that may be gathered electronically. While districts and county offices of education have always had […]