Black History Month spotlight: Lessons from Eastside Union SD’s Blueprint for Equity implementation

As Black History Month begins, the Eastside Union School District’s recent work to improve educational experiences and supports for Black students and their families, covered in a case study published by The Education Trust–West, can serve as an example for other local educational agencies. “Enacting […]

California districts support African American student achievement in K-12 and beyond

February is Black History Month, but local educational agencies and organizations from around the state are taking steps to support African American students’ success year-round.   The barriers and systemic racism facing African American students throughout their educational journeys, such as lack of access to […]

CDE task force, youth panel webinar aim to support Black students

This Black History Month, CSBA spotlights programs helping to close opportunity and achievement gaps. Efforts to support Black students and community members shouldn’t be exclusive to the month of February. Recognizing the systemic and institutional racism that has impacted the education and lives of Black […]

Learning self-efficacy, improving outcomes for African American students in Bakersfield

This Black History Month, CSBA spotlights programs helping to close opportunity and achievement gaps. In Bakersfield City School District, a program for African American students is empowering young people to challenge common notions and media portrayals of what it is to be a Black youth […]

How California school districts recognized Black History Month virtually

Distance learning didn’t stop important discussions, lessons and events from happening in schools across the state for Black History Month. Stockton Unified School District’s Stagg High School had students and staff share the stories of different influential figures ranging from KRS-One to Ruby Bridges via […]

Celebrating African-American History Month: A Snapshot of African-American Students in California

With almost 400,000 African-American students attending California K-12 public schools, our state is home to the sixth largest population of African-American students in the country — larger than the overall student population of 15 other states. Unfortunately, large opportunity and achievement gaps exist for this […]