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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 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, 8:23 AM
The 2017 Lead 3.0 Symposium in Redondo Beach featured a special keynote luncheon this year. A conversation between EdSurge CEO Betsy Corcoran and actor and education champion LeVar Burton was a highlight for many attendees.
Apr 21, 2017, 8:20 AM
ACSA’s 2017-18 year will be historic. For the first time, four women will hold the top seats in association leadership.
Mar 21, 2017, 8:30 AM
ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith shares his own powerful story of his journey to finding life/work balance. After years of neglecting self-care in the greater effort to serve CA students, Wes shares the lessons he learned as a heart attack survivor about the power of showing up rested, healthy and…
Mar 13, 2017, 8:07 AM
Since 2011-12, schools have been trying to find different ways to handle disciplining students. The old way of doing things was detention, suspension and expulsion. The new way is through approaches like Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. These can include methods such as in-school…
Mar 9, 2017, 8:08 AM
In an effort to bring diverse thinking and best practices to the equity work being done in California school districts and campuses, ACSA is launching the Equity Roundtable video series.
Mar 9, 2017, 8:05 AM
Women have had a prominent part in our nation’s history yet the stories, until now, were left untold. It behooves our schools to encourage new women into leadership, building new women leaders to create a history of their own to celebrate.
Feb 24, 2017, 8:08 AM
A study from the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education finds that far too many students still attend segregated schools. However, “School Segregation Then and Now” reports that schools with more diversity also have more potential to help students toward greater academic…
Feb 17, 2017, 8:30 AM
In uncertain budget years, March 15 layoff notices loom large. Despite state budget uncertainty, districts will need to meet the current law regarding informing personnel of pending layoff, demotion or reassignment. The following information, brought to you by the ACSA Member Assistance and Legal…
Jan 23, 2017, 8:08 AM
As more students and staff are asserting their identity as LGBT, schools and districts need to engage in practices to ensure that their opportunities for success are met. It’s incumbent upon school leaders to ensure that we live up to our mission and vision statements that promise respect for…
Jan 20, 2017, 8:30 AM
Walnut Valley USD knows that experience can be the best teacher. In this regard, the district’s regional occupation program career and technical education courses strive to prepare students for success in college and careers.
Jan 1, 2017, 10:37 AM
Nov 4, 2016, 8:08 AM
Nearly 100 ACSA members in the association’s African American Women Leaders and Asian and Pacific Islander Leaders networks in Southern California recently enjoyed separate events that provided an opportunity for empowerment, motivation, awareness and mentoring to support their careers.