Saluting trustees during School Board Recognition Month

This January during School Board Recognition Month, CSBA salutes local educational agency boards and encourages communities around California to do the same. Roughly 5,100 California school board trustees — the largest group of elected officials in the state — aid in supporting student success by […]

How the federal government and LEAs are preserving and celebrating Native American culture

Federal agencies and California schools are making efforts to celebrate Native American culture this November for National Native American Heritage Month. On Nov. 15, the United States Departments of the Interior, Education and Health and Human Services announced an initiative aimed at preserving, protecting and […]

Mental health investments paving new paths forward

A Sept. 15 webinar, “Investing in Mental Health,” hosted by the California Department of Education,  covered topics including how interagency collaboration can help schools with mental health services, building a school-based metal health workforce, measuring the impact of current investments, and initiatives that are taking […]

California education leaders on supporting LGBTQ students

The California Department of Education hosted a webinar series during Pride Month on supporting LGBTQ students covering topics including free training and access to partnerships, California Education Code 218 and examples of schools and organizations working for change. During one of the events, State Superintendent […]

School boards in action: 5 questions with Christina Lucero, Baldwin Park USD

The COVID-19 pandemic presented school boards with challenges they’ve met head on. CSBA’s 5 questions series gives board members a chance to share their LEAs’ accomplishments and look toward the future. Christina Lucero, board president, Baldwin Park Unified School District What was the most successful […]

School boards in action: 5 questions with Tashon McKeithan, Culver City USD

In the midst of a global pandemic, local educational agency boards have continued working to support programs and initiatives that offer students the academic and social-emotional opportunities they need — no matter which mode of instruction they are in. CSBA’s 5 questions series gives board […]