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It only took one Facebook post to change the life of 17-year-old Cameroon native Jespa Awomah. Jespa was severely burned at 10 months old when he fell into an open cooking fire in his family’s home. He was not allowed to attend school due to his appearance, but a volunteer distributing educational materials in Cameroon was moved by his story and…
Beginning with the 2018 Awards Program, ACSA is moving to a com-prehensive online nomination submission platform. We’re excited and inspired by this opportunity to make our program state-of-the-art for all users, and to share this new resource with members.
ACSA Legislative Advocate Martha Alvarez wrote the following analysis of the budget passed by the state Legislature. Her full analysis can be accessed at www.acsa.org/advocacy.
When Nicky Macchiavello was 17, a motorcycle accident at a motocross track changed his life forever. The HS varsity soccer player crashed and suffered a traumatic brain injury, landing him in a medically-induced coma at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for the next 2.5 months. The Huntington Beach community rallied around Nicky, holding car…
AB 1220 will extend the probationary period with an optional third year for new teachers beyond the current two-year (15-18 months) deadline. By adding an additional year as part of this proposed legislation, teachers will be provided professional development to ensure they have all the tools necessary to build our next generation of leaders.
ACSA's Executive Director Dr. Wesley Smith responds to the president's proposed federal budget.
Today, Governor Jerry Brown released the May Revision to the 2017-18 State Budget. Despite recent reports indicating the state’s revenues were trailing projections, the May Revision reflects higher revenue estimates of $2.5 billion.
May 8, 2016: ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith discusses ACSA's new purpose statement, guiding our work as we officially launch a website portal dedicated to immigration resources.