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Governor Jerry Brown released his 2018 budget proposal on Thursday. ACSA analyzes what the proposal means for educators and how districts will face stricter transparency with LCAPs.



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SBE adopts inclusive textbooks

The State Board of Education voted to approve instructional materials for grades K-8 that teach California’s groundbreaking History/Social-Science Curriculum Framework.


Incivility in schools on the rise; less likely with proactive leaders

A recent report from the UCLA Institute for Democracy, Education and Access looks at the impact of Trump administration rhetoric and actions on high school students.


Race is on to sign-up seniors for college aid

The California Student Aid Commission and the California Department of Education invite ACSA members to participate in the statewide “Race to Submit” campaign to encourage all California high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the California Dream Act…


ACSA's top awards given at Leadership Summit

ACSA honored the 2017 Administrators of the Year as well as the Ferd Kiesel Distinguished Service Memorial Award, Marcus Foster Memorial Award for Administrator Excellence, and Robert E. Kelly and Valuing Diversity Awards at the Leadership Summit President's Celebration on Nov. 3.


Program offers girls in grades 2-5 physical fitness and self confidence

The Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative (BAWSI) is a 501c3 organization in San Jose that provides free after-school fitness and confidence-building opportunities to young girls in communities where obesity and diabetes are prevalent, who are not being exposed to organized sports or physical education…


Why allies matter

Due to the barriers stemming from stereotypes and implicit biases, leaders of color often need allies to stand shoulder to shoulder in the trenches, being a voice to enlighten others about this journey. Ally-ship is needed to ensure equity for our students.


Awards Spotlight: Superintendent of the Year

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 Dr. Mary Sieu, superintendent of ABC USD.


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The first year of the 2017-18 legislative session has concluded and the Government Relations team was hard at work representing your interests in…
Both CalSTRS and CalPERS had strong investment returns for the 2016-17 fiscal year. CalSTRS closed the year with a return of 13.4%, while CalPERS…

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