ACSA Every Student Succeeding winner Michael Moffatt is an LGBT leader at Buena High in Ventura, California. Michael found a stable living environment with Blake Mashburn and Sean Rawlins after bouncing from house to house. Watch the uplifting story of a young man who wants to become a voice for gay youth.
ACSA Every Student Succeeding scholarship winner Bobbie Purify is a beacon of hope in the city of Eureka. A standout in both track and basketball at Eureka High, Bobbie will be the first in her family to go to college. But what makes this young woman exceptional is the bond she shares with her younger brother who is autistic.
As the Legislature prepares to come back from its summer recess Aug. 1, there will be a flurry of activity, as both houses have exactly one month to pass bills and send them to the governor. ACSA Governmental Relations is working on dozens of K-12 related bills, and following is a partial list.
The State Board of Education continued its work last week to develop a new accountability system. In testimony before the SBE July 13, Val Verde USD Superintendent Michael McCormick expressed favor for a system of supports and models, and cautioned about using AP math as a college readiness indicator.
Nominations are being sought for ACSA vice president and vice president for legislative action for 2017-18.