Sep 5, 2017, 8:30 AM
David Jasuan was born in Myanmar to a Christian missionary. As a result of government persecution, David and his family were forced to escape the country. They crossed the border from Myanmar to Thailand and then to the Malaysian jungle. Thanks to the United Nations Refugee Agency, David and his…
Aug 29, 2017, 8:30 AM
Carnisha Martin’s childhood was filled with both loss and neglect, yet she never lost her drive to succeed. She bounced from house to house, family member to family member. And she lost her mother after a battle with breast cancer. Despite the upheaval and constant uncertainty, Carnisha’s resiliency…
Aug 22, 2017, 8:30 AM
In infancy, Richard’s grandparents took him from his parents, both addicts, and raised him as their own. When they died while Richard was still young, depression became yet another battle he had to fight. A host of educators in Riverside Unified School District banded together to help out. Julie and…
Aug 17, 2017, 8:23 AM
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.
Aug 17, 2017, 8:00 AM
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.
Aug 15, 2017, 8:30 AM
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…
Aug 8, 2017, 8:30 AM
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.…
Aug 7, 2017, 8:00 AM
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…
Aug 4, 2017, 8:23 AM
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.
Aug 4, 2017, 8:20 AM
ACSA’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders Network continues to share valuable insight on ways to support Asian American leaders and students.
Aug 4, 2017, 8:08 AM
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…
Aug 4, 2017, 8:00 AM
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 Trudy Tuttle Arriaga, instructor and chair at Cal Lutheran University's Educational…
Aug 1, 2017, 8:30 AM
Jessica Nord and her twin brother were born premature at just 30 weeks, and Jessica was diagnosed with periventricular leukomalacia, a brain injury that affects development. She spent years in and out of hospitals, missing copious amounts of school. She endured 13 surgeries and came out of it more…
Jul 25, 2017, 8:30 AM
Victor never liked school…that is until he found himself at David Stine Chaffey West run by the San Bernadino County Office of Education. The school is a community day school that helps at-risk and behaviorally-challenged students whose primary goal is to help students realize their potential. That…
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…