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Every Student Succeeding: Jacqueline defied the doctors’ expectations. Undeterred by her physical limitations, Jacqueline set her sights on athletics and thanks to the Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative and #BAWSIRollers, an adaptive sports program that helps young girls with disabilities play sports, she followed her dream.



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Every Student Succeeding: Viviana Patino

Viviana grew up in Tecoman, Colima in Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was five years old. She is a caregiver to her younger siblings and a shining example for them of what it means to work hard and focus on success. A typical day for Viviana includes rushing home from school to…


Awards Spotlight: Personnel/HR and Technology Administrators 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 Sabine Robertson-Phillips, assistant superintendent of human resources at Redlands USD,…


Awards Spotlight: Adult Education Administrator and Confidential Employee 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 Gary Sutherland, principal of Adult Education Programs at El Dorado COE, and Laryn…


From the Executive Director

Sept. 25, 2017: ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith discusses the funding of Prop. 51, providing a $9 billion facilities bond for K-Community College schools.


Every Student Succeeding: Chris Garcia

Chris entered the Merced County Office of Education Sierra Program, a place for students with behavioral issues and conduct disorders, at the end of his fifth-grade year. After his father left the family when he was 10, Chris struggled to control anger, throwing chairs, desks and books at his…


California to continue work on accountability system

California and 30 other states submitted their Every Student Succeeds Act plans to the U.S. Department of Education by a Sept. 18 deadline. At the same time, there continue to be many moving parts to the state’s overall system of school measures and support.


CAAASA mission includes upward mobility

“Breaking the Glass Ceiling” was the title of the most recent African American Leadership Academy from the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, continuing its mission to create a more diversified school workforce.


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With the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, SPI, election on the horizon (June 2018), ACSA staff and executive committee members have started…
ACSA’s Accountability and Continuous Improvement Task Force, chaired by Ralph Porras, met on August 2 in Sacramento to continue discussions with the…

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