Sep 19, 2017, 8:16 AM
California and 30 other states submitted their Every Student Succeeds Act plans to the U.S. Department of Education by a Sept. 18 deadline. At the same time, there continue to be many moving parts to the state’s overall system of school measures and support.
Jul 21, 2017, 8:20 AM
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…
Jul 14, 2017, 8:20 AM
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…
Jul 12, 2017, 8:20 AM
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.…
Jun 2, 2017, 8:20 AM
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…
May 24, 2017, 8:44 AM
ACSA's Executive Director Dr. Wesley Smith responds to the president's proposed federal budget.
May 11, 2017, 11:20 AM
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 9, 2017, 9:25 AM
A team of ACSA members traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to meet with policy makers on education issues important to education leaders. Among the issues on the agenda were the federal budget for education, funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, career technical education,…
May 1, 2017, 8:20 AM
Assembly Bill 165, which ACSA sponsored, is designed to help ensure the safety of students and school employees while at school or school events. The legislation has been made into a two-year bill after supporters, including ACSA, ran out of time to address all of the concerns raised.
Mar 17, 2017, 8:20 AM
With the state closing in on the launch of the first phase of the new accountability and continuous improvement system, ACSA has taken a leadership role in pushing for cooperation with stakeholders, in addition to providing valuable resources to district and site leaders, parents, and members of the…
Jan 18, 2017, 8:20 AM
California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system is grounded on the key principles of equity, transparency and continuous improvement, and is based on multiple measures to inform a more robust understanding on what constitutes a positive educational experience for students.