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ACSA News Broadcast - Feb. 3, 2016

ACSA has taken the lead in addressing the growing teacher shortage within the California public school system.

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Modesto High student achieves perfection

The Modesto High International Baccalaureate program features 500 of the school's best and brightest students. But only one of those students, Waleed Khan, has achieved the feat of perfection. On Nov. 7, Khan became the first Modesto High student to score a perfect 2400 on his SAT.

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ACSA joins court action on school funding and educational quality

ACSA is a plaintiff in the Robles-Wong v. State of California school finance litigation, along with CSBA, California State PTA, nine school districts and more than 60 individual students and their families.

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Taking education to the "Next Level"

Franklin Intermediate School's Next Level Academic Program aims at helping all parents interact with their children in a classroom environment. See how this program is revolutionizing education at this Daly City school.

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F1rst Person with Wes Smith: Michael Kirst

In this broadcast, ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith talks with Michael Kirst, president of the State Board of Education.

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F1rst Person with Wes Smith: Shawn Ahdout

In this edition of F1rst Person, ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith talks with Shawn Ahdout, president of the California Association of Student Councils.


Changing lives in two countries

Dr. Kern Oduro is in his fifth year at Colony High School in Ontario, CA, but he comes from humble beginnings. Find out how this principal is changing education both in the United States and in his home country of Ghana.

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The Governor's 2016-17 January Budget Proposal

His 2016-17 budget proposal continues his investments in education and focuses on addressing poverty issues and state infrastructure. The governor proposes an overall General Fund spending plan for 2016-17 of approximately $122.6 billion, which is about a 5.6 percent increase from the current year.

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BREAKING NEWS: Governor's 2016-17 Budget Release

Watch ACSA's news broadcast with Executive Director Wes Smith and Governmental Relations Director Edgar Zazueta discussing the impact the proposal will have on California public schools.

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A Proposal for the Ages

Watch the heartwarming story of Esperanza High students April Clark and Sean Boots, best friends with Down syndrome who captured the hearts and minds of millions around the world.

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U.S. Senate Approves ESEA Reauthorization Bill

Congress is now one step closer to replacing the No Child Left Behind Act. ACSA's Naj Alikhan examines the Every Student Succeeds Act and the effect it has on public education in California.

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Connecting to real-world careers through entrepreneurship

The Phillip J. Patiño School of Entrepreneurship has changed teaching and learning for Fresno-area students by encouraging them to launch their own businesses by the time they graduate.

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The boy with the backpack

Zackeria Lovick is one of the most selfless eight-year-olds you will ever meet in your life.

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State leadership awards honor focus on students

ACSA has recognized recipients of leadership honors in 26 categories, including three top honors: the Ferd. Kiesel, Marcus Foster and Robert E. Kelly awards.

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Equity alliance to focus on results

The California Equity Leadership Alliance launched Nov. 6, providing bold leadership to eliminate opportunity, access and achievement gaps throughout the state.

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Leadership for today and tomorrow

Educational leadership has been shown to be a critical ingredient in student success. And certainly one of the most challenging leadership positions is that of superintendent.

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ACSA Mentor Program provides personalized support

There has never been a more challenging time to enter a new school leadership position. In response to this challenge, ACSA established a leadership mentor program.

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ACSA partners with national superintendents group

ACSA has joined forces with the National Association of School Superintendents to strengthen the role of education leaders in California and nationwide.

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