First full year of pandemic learning for preschoolers captured in report

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recently published its 2021 The State of Preschool report covering the 2020–21 academic year — the first full school year since the onset of the pandemic. Closed campuses, remote preschool instruction and looming health risks “disrupted already fragile […]

Assembly budget priorities unveiled ahead of Governor’s May Budget Revision

Following the release of the state Senate Democrats’ “Putting Wealth to Work” budget proposal, the Assembly Democrats’ budget priorities were unveiled May 5. While the Assembly document contains less detail than the Senate release, both provide a window into where the two houses are focusing […]

Surveys show families largely support school boards and several key priorities

Several new and recent polls conducted by Lake Research Partners (LRP), the Public Policy Institute of California and other research groups found that voters nationwide believe that their local school board does the best job addressing issues in public education, and would like to see […]

Coast2Coast Federal Advocacy Trip gives California’s education leaders unprecedented access to D.C. legislators and policymakers

A vision years in the making came to fruition when school trustees and superintendents from across California traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of Coast2Coast, the inaugural CSBA-Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) federal advocacy trip. The three-day event offered education leaders a chance to […]

CSBA-sponsored home-to-school transportation bill passes out of Assembly Education Committee in unanimous, bipartisan vote

CSBA-sponsored election bills also head to appropriations committee California is missing the bus on home-to-school transportation and failing its students in the process. Home-to-school transportation supports students and families through increased convenience, enhanced safety, higher attendance rates, reduced traffic and smaller carbon footprints. Yet, on a […]

CSBA-sponsored home-to-school transportation bill passes out of Assembly Education Committee in unanimous, bipartisan vote

CSBA-sponsored election bills also head to appropriations committee California is missing the bus on home-to-school transportation and failing its students in the process. Home-to-school transportation supports students and families through increased convenience, enhanced safety, higher attendance rates, reduced traffic and smaller carbon footprints. Yet, on a […]

Districts makes strides in bettering student outcomes through continuous improvement

Two California school districts in the process of shifting district structures, policies and culture are beginning to see a measurable effect on student outcomes, according to a recent report from the Policy Analysis for California Education. Led by California Education Partners (referred to in the […]