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LCFF was the biggest education policy change in a generation. There’s a growing narrative in some circles that LCFF has NOT been successful. But here’s the thing… LCFF is actually a more rational system than what California had before. #EDUin2



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The State Board of Education deliberated for more than eight hours July 12 on the various components of the new accountability system and the emerging system of support.…

Leading for Equity

Now, more than ever, there is a deep need to truly define the word “equity” in order to apply it as a lens to our policy and practice if we are to close these educational…

Members & Leaders

ACSA’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders Network continues to share valuable insight on ways to support Asian American leaders and students.


Student Success

Maria’s first commitment is to service. Her second… to social justice. Maria was born in Salvatierra Guanajuato, Mexico. While her father served as a migrant worker in the…

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CTC assessment gauges school leadership

During the past seven years, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing has been engaged in a comprehensive effort to update and revise standards, policies and regulations relating to the preparation of school administrators and program accreditation.


Awards Spotlight: Curriculum and Instruction Administrator of the Year

ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week is Julianne Hoefer, director of Educational Services in the Fountain Valley School District.


Every Student Succeeding: Maria Perez

Maria’s first commitment is to service. Her second… to social justice. Maria was born in Salvatierra Guanajuato, Mexico. While her father served as a migrant worker in the United States, Maria grew up in poverty with her mother and her siblings. As she learned English and adjusted to the culture change of American schools, she quickly became deeply…


Every Student Succeeding: Rodney Lacanienta

Rodney Lacanienta will be the first to tell you that growing up, he made some bad choices. After years of bouncing in and out of prison and struggling with addiction, Rodney finally found his way with the help of his family and the committed educators at Poway Adult School in Poway USD in San Diego. He faced his fears and never missed a day of…


Awards Spotlight: Elementary Principal and Secondary Co-Administrator of the Year

ACSA is honoring this year’s Administrator of the Year Award recipients, and each is being profiled in EdCal leading up to the formal awards gala at the 2017 Leadership Summit in San Jose. Featured this week are Mistee Hightower-Guzman, vice principal of East Avenue Middle School in Livermore Valley Joint USD, and Margaret Lynch, principal of…


Study compares district-run and charter schools

A study that examines district-run and charter schools in Oakland across three dimensions – student need, resource levels and resource use – has raised a number of important and troubling equity issues that require further conversation and action, according to the Oakland Achieves Partnership.


Asian American and Pacific Islander network moving on challenges

ACSA’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders Network continues to share valuable insight on ways to support Asian American leaders and students.


The importance of defining equity

Now, more than ever, there is a deep need to truly define the word “equity” in order to apply it as a lens to our policy and practice if we are to close these educational gaps. Defining equity requires us to reflect on our own personal and professional experiences in order to shift from “talking the talk” to “walking the walk.”


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Both CalSTRS and CalPERS had strong investment returns for the 2016-17 fiscal year. CalSTRS closed the year with a return of 13.4%, while CalPERS…
On August 11, the CDE released a document in tracked changes format that shows the revisions made to the May 2017 draft of the ESSA State Plan that…

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