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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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Awards Spotlight: Business Services Administrator 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 Michael Albaugh, assistant superintendent of business services in Rescue USD.


Every Student Succeeding: Jacqueline Rodriguez

Jacqueline has known the stares and whispers her entire life. She was born with lymphatic malformations, a rare condition that formed large masses in her cheeks, tongue, and chest. She underwent multiple surgeries to remove the diseased lymph nodes, but to no avail. Her parents were told she might…


Bully prevention a year-round effort

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a time for many school districts to focus even more attention on what has become a year-round effort in California.


Every Student Succeeding: Rodrigo Portillo

Rodrigo Portillo has had more responsibilities than many teenagers. His parents were born in Mexico, but immigrated to the United States in hopes of providing a better life for their children. Rodrigo flooded his schedule at Ukiah High School in Ukiah Unified School District in return, aware that…


Every Student Succeeding: Jatia Raymond

When Jatia was just 6 years old, her father died of a brain tumor. She moved in with her aunt to what she thought was a safer environment but she became a victim of human trafficking. After years of abuse, Jatia struggled to trust men. But that all changed when she met Covina Valley USD Fairvalley…


CAASPP gains slow; gaps not closing

The public results of 2017 scores for California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress tests in English language arts and mathematics revealed little academic growth and persistent achievement gaps.


Awards Spotlight: Continuation/Educational Options Administrator and Superintendent/Principal 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 are Elsie Briseno Simonovski, principal, Richland Continuation High, and Jeremy Powell,…


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The Governor recently signed ACSA supported AB 170 (O’Donnell) to allow universities to design education majors for prospective teachers. AB 170 will…
On August 11, the CDE released a document in tracked changes format that shows the revisions made to the May 2017 draft of the ESSA State Plan that…

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