Jul 21, 2017, 8:16 AM
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…
Jul 21, 2017, 8:08 AM
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.
Jul 18, 2017, 8:30 AM
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,…
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, 9:44 AM
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.
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.…
Jul 11, 2017, 8:30 AM
Adrian is known at his school as the boy who always has a warm smile and heart full of sweetness and love. Diagnosed with Hydronephrosis, he has endured multiple surgeries throughout his young life. He loves pirate costumes and all things Disney. His greatest wish was to one day go on a Disney…
Jul 11, 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 Deborah Rowe, principal of Enochs High School in Modesto, and Ann Allen, principal of…
Jul 5, 2017, 8:30 AM
Nathalie Uribe was raised by her grandmother with love and support in the small town of California City. When she arrived home from a sporting event and found that she had passed away, her world fell apart. Nathalie’s small-town school community rallied around her, letting her lean on them when she…
Jun 23, 2017, 8:44 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. This week, we get to know Judy Flores of Shasta COE and Trent Duffey of Grass Valley SD. These leaders…
Jun 23, 2017, 8:08 AM
We are excited to announce that ACSA’s Equity Project has received a two-year grant from the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to host a Professional Learning Network. CCEE is committed to supporting LEAs with resources and tools to assist them in implementing LCFF through their…
Jun 20, 2017, 8:30 AM
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…
Jun 16, 2017, 9:44 AM
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.
Jun 12, 2017, 8:30 AM
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…
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…