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Commission on Teacher Credentialing gears up for new year

8 Feb
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Newport Mesa USD
At the year’s first meeting of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing Jan. 31-Feb. 1, new chair Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond committed to an active year. The professor of education at Stanford University, co-director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and widely published and renowned expert on teaching and learning said she intends to build on the progress the commission made last year. As she said following her election as chair last December, “We are very well organized at...

California districts scrutinizing school safety plans

10 Jan
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students
Schools throughout California are focusing anew on strategies that can help ensure students and staff spend their days in a safe school environment. Governing boards can do much to help. Specifically, they can: Establish safety as a priority and communicate a clear vision for safe school environments Make sure the necessary organizational structures are in place, such as budget, curriculum, policies, training, and partnerships Hold the system accountable for implementing the vision and goals, providing the needed support Speak out...

School boards should plan to review policies annually

14 Nov
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GAMUT Online
Each year, new legislation, court decisions, administrative regulations and societal changes create the need for local school boards to review and update their district policies. A regular schedule of policy review and revision helps ensure that a district’s policies actually reflect the community’s values, beliefs and priorities, says Martin Gonzalez, CSBA assistant executive director for Member Services. CSBA’s Policy Services staff and legal counsel continually comb through new laws and regulations, as well as recent court decisions and other conditions...

58 outstanding programs win 2012 Golden Bell Awards

7 Nov
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CSBA’s Golden Bell Awards program is renowned for recognizing some of the many success stories in California public schools. This is the 33rd year of the program, which will salute 58 winners on Dec. 1 at the association’s annual conference. This year, programs in 18 categories were chosen as good examples of  innovative and sustainable ways to make a demonstrated difference for students. Programs that are helping schools close the achievement gap garnered the most Golden Bells. Eleven awards go to California...