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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…

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During its July meeting, the State Board of Education approved a revolutionary “English Learner Roadmap” to help California’s more than 1,000 school…

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The most common source of funding for school facility needs are local school bonds. However, to assist with the significant level of facility needs…


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A lifelong Harry Potter fan, Linda Rand is now an avid reader who started at Balboa Middle School as a 6th grader after moving from the United Arab…

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Input sought on accountability plan

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. Finessing the California School Dashboard and reconciling it with the draft Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan is proving to be harder than anticipated.


Member Resources: School facility needs and funding sources can be complicated

The most common source of funding for school facility needs are local school bonds. However, to assist with the significant level of facility needs across the state and to make sure every school has a minimum level of funding for basic facility priorities, the State School Facility Program exists to provide funds based on various eligibility…


State Board of Education approves "English Learner Roadmap" to help more than 1.4 million students

During its July meeting, the State Board of Education approved a revolutionary “English Learner Roadmap” to help California’s more than 1,000 school districts welcome, understand, and educate the diverse population of students who are learning English.


Every Student Succeeding: Linda Rand

A lifelong Harry Potter fan, Linda Rand is now an avid reader who started at Balboa Middle School as a 6th grader after moving from the United Arab Emirates speaking almost no English. With help from her English teacher Kirsten Neumann and a translator, she dove in, learning a new language, adjusting to a co-educational environment, and learning to…


Employee orientations Q&A: What you need to know about AB 119

As EdCal reported earlier this month, Gov. Brown signed legislation that requires public agency employers to give union representatives access to new employees during orientation sessions. This has already gone into effect, as part of Assembly Bill 119, a budget trailer bill. ACSA’s legal partners at the law firm of Lozano Smith provided the…


From the President: The Opportunity to Make a Difference

ACSA President Lisa Gonzales discusses the coming year and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and the adults who support them.


ACSA launches new Association Management System with member profiles

ACSA is proud to announce the launch of the latest feature addition to the ACSA AMS - a fully personalized Member Profile. This profile went live on July 1, and is available for use now.


ACSA News: Accountability, AB 1220 and AB 1321

ACSA representatives testified today to the State Board of Education regarding accountability, LCFF and ESSA. Other ACSA advocates attended the state education committee hearing to offer ACSA's voice. Two bills followed closely by ACSA advocates were addressed today including #AB1220 and #AB1321. #AB1220 was held in committee until modifications…


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The Governor has signed AB 119 into law requiring public employers to provide our new employees an orientation including participation by our local…
Just in time to meet the constitutional deadline, on June 15th the California Legislature adopted a state spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.…

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