Experts share advice on instructional materials adoption at CSBA webinar

CSBA’s May 30 webinar featured expert panelists providing an overview of the state’s instructional materials adoption process, requirements and guidance for local educational agencies, information on understanding current context and minimizing conflict during the selection period, and trustee perspectives as well as a Q&A. Instructional materials can include textbooks, technology-based materials and other educational tools and tests.

SBE nearly doubles community school sites funded through state grants

The California State Board of Education (SBE) meeting on May 8 saw the board take action on community school funding, waivers related to instructional minutes lost to teacher strikes and late start changes, career technical education efforts, reading screeners and charter school grants. The board […]

State Board looks ahead on Dashboard and accountability; adopts revised instructional materials guidance

During a jampacked meeting of the California State Board of Education (SBE) on March 6, the board reviewed the 2024 Accountability Workplan, approved a revised document providing guidance for reviewing and piloting instructional materials, and more. Dashboard and accountability The board reviewed the 2023 California […]

SBE takes nuanced look at chronic absenteeism, assessment data and more

During its final meeting of 2023, the California State Board of Education adopted revisions to the Local Control and Accountability Plan template and instructions, and discussed results of recently released statewide testing and absenteeism data. In October, the California Department of Education released the results […]

State Board approves LCAP template, adopts changes to accountability reporting and measuring student performance

The California State Board of Education (SBE) took action on items related to student performance and accountability during its one-day Sept. 13 meeting. Board President Linda Darling-Hammond also noted the new academic year is in full swing with novel supports in place for children and […]

Superior Court rules State Board of Education abused its authority in overturning local charter denials

In January 2023, CSBA’s Education Legal Alliance (ELA) filed writ of mandate seeking to invalidate the State Board of Education’s (SBE) decision to grant the appeal of the petition for Mayacamas Charter School, which overturned the decisions by both the Napa Valley Unified School District […]

SBE updates assessment criteria for charter school petitions/renewals and more

Charter schools and career technical education were among the most discussed topics during the State Board of Education’s May 18–19 meeting. Assembly Bill 1505 made substantial changes to processes governing charter school petitions and renewals and modified the level of review for requested renewal petitions […]

Dashboard changes take shape during State Board of Education meeting

During its March 8–9 meeting, the State Board of Education laid the groundwork for developing updates to the 2023 California School Dashboard, which will be finalized later this year. The 2022 California School Dashboard, released in December following a two-year pause prompted by the COVID-19 […]