Study finds reduced suspension rates using empathetic discipline program and MTSS

Removing students from the classroom through exclusionary discipline practices like suspensions and expulsions has been proven to negatively impact academic achievement and disproportionately affect specific groups including students of color, low-income children, LGBTQ youth, males and students with disabilities. Those trends proved true on the […]

Governor spotlights California’s embrace of local control, parental engagement

Gov. Gavin Newsom addressed reporters at an elementary school in the Elk Grove Unified School District on Aug. 14 to highlight the state’s “family agenda” centered around efforts to enrich and empower kids and parents in schools. Newsom discussed the billions of dollars being invested […]

Preparing for ethnic studies implementation

The California Department of Education held a webinar, “Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Train the Trainer Certification,” on Aug. 2 to review the Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC), district implementation guidance, instructional guidance, sample lessons and topics, and resources developed by local educational agencies. Assembly Bill […]

Earth Day provides students an opportunity to advocate for climate change efforts

More than 50 years since the first Earth Day was held to raises awareness of the need to reduce pollution and protect the planet’s natural resources for future generations, students continue to take on the challenge. In Rialto Unified School District, students organized a free […]

LAUSD promoting equitable access to arts and cultural experiences through passport program

Offering students access to artistic venues, performances, outdoor education, museums and more, Los Angeles Unified School District officials detailed its recently launched Cultural Arts Passport during a March 3 virtual legislative briefing. While entry to places like the Getty Center are free, that doesn’t mean […]

Legislature honors California school district and COE boards with pair of resolutions

CSBA salutes the work of local school board and county board of education members all year round,, not just during National School Board Recognition Month. But January provided a special opportunity to highlight the important contributions school trustees make to public schools and student success. CSBA […]