AEC General Session spotlight: Hadi Partovi from

CSBA’s 2020 virtual Annual Education Conference is fast approaching, with the Dec. 3–4 conference set to deliver attendees critical insights, informative sessions, digital interactivity and powerful speakers. Virtual preconference activities are happening from Nov. 30–Dec. 2. Visit by Nov. 24 to register. This year’s […]

Education leaders emphasize progress, adopt shorter statewide exams for next year

State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond opened the board’s November meeting by acknowledging the challenges that the state’s students, teachers, families and administrators are facing while outlining the progress they have made in reopening schools. Darling-Hammond outlined the impact that a public health crisis, […]

Safely, collaboratively opening schools in Larkspur-Corte Madera

By Jill Sellers and Brett Geithman Amid the swirl of politicized rhetoric around the return to site-based instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District began its journey back to in-person learning nearly simultaneous to our immediate roll out of distance learning in […]

Presidential race, education-related propositions still too close to call

After a long night counting votes, the election for president of the United States is left where experts predicted: in limbo while mail-in ballots are counted. Five states have still not been called — Alaska, Georgia,  Nevada, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. While the races for […]

New brief highlights do’s and don’ts of family engagement during pandemic

Open, regular communication and the development of routines will help families feel more prepared to handle extended COVID-19 school closures or the potential that districts must once again close their doors, according to a new brief from the EdResearch for Recovery Project. The report, “Engaging […]

LGBTQ History Month: Looking back at the history of the FAIR Education Act

It has been nearly a decade since California passed the FAIR Education Act, requiring that public schools provide Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful representations of the state’s diverse ethnic and cultural population in the grade K–12 history and social studies curriculum. For the first time, […]

National Assessment of Educational Progress results reveal decline for 12th-grade students

Amid a global pandemic, widespread school closures and fear of student learning loss, the just-released 2019 scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress showed a slight decline in 12th-grade reading compared to 2015, with scores holding steady overall in math. The results also show […]

AEC spotlight: Jason Dorsey from the Center for Generational Kinetics

CSBA’s 2020 Annual Education Conference will be presented in a virtual format — giving attendees access to critical expertise and perspective from the comfort of their home or office. The conference takes place on Thursday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 4, with virtual preconference activities […]