CSBA talks emergency preparedness, cybersecurity with Cal OES officials

CSBA discussed school safety protocols and resources with California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) officials during the Oct. 24 webinar, “Saved by the Bell: Emergency response in California public schools.” While no one wants to think about worst case scenarios, planning for potential […]

Parents find post-pandemic hope in alternative education models, survey finds

Among the findings of the first installment of Tyton Partners’ School Disrupted 2022 series, Pandemic Driven Decline in K-12 Public School Enrollment Continues, is that a “seismic shift” has occurred in K-12 enrollment as some parents opt for homeschooling programs, charter or private schools to […]

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Grupo Folklórico San Ysidro has a rich past, present

Twenty years after its inception, Sweetwater Union High School District’s Grupo Folklórico San Ysidro is still impacting students through the art of dance. The group performed at CSBA’s 2021 Annual Education Conference and Trade Show before the event’s first keynote address and was well received […]

School Boards in Action: 5 Questions with Beverly Berryman, Fullerton SD

Beverly Berryman, board president, Fullerton School District What does your district have planned for the 2022–23 school year to foster learning recovery and educational advancements? Fullerton School District (FSD) began efforts to foster learning recovery prior to the ”return to normal” and is committed to […]

Report lays out strategies leading to student success

Last week, the CSBA blog highlighted the findings from Curriculum Associates analysis of reading and mathematics data gathered from nearly 2 million first- through eighth-grade students during the 2021–22 school year via the company’s diagnostic i-Ready Assessment. That report found that while younger students are […]

CSBA report finds that learning recovery is a top priority for school leaders

By Jeremy Anderson Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a national conversation about its impacts on student learning. Compounding this concern is the educational inequities that pre-existed the pandemic were worsened in school districts that primarily serve historically marginalized students. This conversation […]

Department of Health Care Services launches initiative to support student mental health

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced on Aug. 23 the launch of the CalHOPE Schools Initiative, featuring transformational films that speak directly to the heart of students’ social-emotional and mental health needs and customized curriculum and guides to help teachers, students and […]

Help support your district’s long-term substitute teachers with new toolkit

Districts across California are reporting many start-of-year vacancies and will be relying on long-term substitutes and reassigned coaches, specialists and central office staff to start the school year. Start-of-year vacancies bring unique challenges for everyone, and long-term subs often don’t get the information and support they […]

Report makes recommendations on supporting California’s underserved students in pursuing college

The Campaign for College Opportunity’s May report “The State of Higher Education for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Californians” recommends ways that the K-12 system can help ensure students receive a strong educational foundation and have proper access to college. California is home […]