New analysis shows work needed to promote educator diversity in California

Widely known as one of America’s most diverse states, California’s teachers do not accurately reflect its students, and just over 9 percent of the state’s schools had no teachers of color in 2018–19, according to The Education Trust’s analysis of Department of Education data. The […]

Analysis: Schools with high proportions of students of color face teacher quality inequities

A new analysis finds that, both across the nation and in California, teachers in schools with high proportions of students of color are much more likely to be uncertified or inexperienced than teachers in schools with a low number of students of color. The Learning […]

President’s message: Promoting student success through teacher recruitment, training and retention

By Xilonin Cruz-Gonzalez, CSBA President Providing all students with a high-quality education is our greatest responsibility as school board members. In order to succeed in this work, we must prioritize teacher quality and invest both intellectually and finan­cially in the recruitment, retention and development of […]

Oakland Unified program for black males leads to positive results, key lessons

A decade-old program that provides targeted educational supports for African American males in the Oakland Unified School District has lowered dropout rates and increased graduation rates, new research finds. With a meaningful reduction of dropouts — 3.6 percentage points — My Brother’s Keeper? The Impact […]

CSBA’s first Equity Network concludes with deep conversations, action plans

Returning to their districts with a lens focused on equity and action plans in hand, a group of 20 school board members from across California completed their CSBA Equity Network experience on April 26–27 in West Sacramento. The two days of deep reflection and discussion […]

Recent studies show U.S. public schools facing resegregation

Today’s student population is becoming increasingly diverse, yet American public schools are not reflecting that. Almost 65 years after Brown v. Board of Education (1954) deemed school segregation unconstitutional in the United States, recent studies are showing that the vision of a desegregated school system has […]