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 […]

Sharing stories and recognizing different cultures in the Asian American community

The Orange County Department of Education on May 24 hosted an online colloquium in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, “Know My Name, Face and Story.” The forum brought together a panel of distinguished speakers who shared their personal stories and perspectives […]

CSBA and ACSA raise CALPADS issues with California Department of Education

In response to concerns raised by members in early May, CSBA and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) a letter  to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond and the California Department of Education concerning issues in the California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS) system. […]

Earth Day: Exploring Plumas LEAs’ longstanding outdoor education efforts

The concept of outdoor learning may have gained popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic but providing students locally focused environmental education experiences is a longstanding commitment for the Plumas County Office of Education and Plumas Unified School District. For 27 years, Plumas COE’s Outdoor Education Coordinator […]