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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: Maria Perez

Maria’s first commitment is to service. Her second… to social justice. Maria was born in Salvatierra Guanajuato, Mexico. While her father served as a migrant worker in the United States, Maria grew up in poverty with her mother and her siblings. As she learned English and adjusted to the culture…


Every Student Succeeding: Rodney Lacanienta

Rodney Lacanienta will be the first to tell you that growing up, he made some bad choices. After years of bouncing in and out of prison and struggling with addiction, Rodney finally found his way with the help of his family and the committed educators at Poway Adult School in Poway USD in San Diego.…


Awards Spotlight: Elementary Principal and Secondary Co-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 are Mistee Hightower-Guzman, vice principal of East Avenue Middle School in Livermore Valley…


Study compares district-run and charter schools

A study that examines district-run and charter schools in Oakland across three dimensions – student need, resource levels and resource use – has raised a number of important and troubling equity issues that require further conversation and action, according to the Oakland Achieves Partnership.


Asian American and Pacific Islander network moving on challenges

ACSA’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Leaders Network continues to share valuable insight on ways to support Asian American leaders and students.


The importance of defining equity

Now, more than ever, there is a deep need to truly define the word “equity” in order to apply it as a lens to our policy and practice if we are to close these educational gaps. Defining equity requires us to reflect on our own personal and professional experiences in order to shift from “talking the…


Awards Spotlight: Professor of Education 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 Trudy Tuttle Arriaga, instructor and chair at Cal Lutheran University's Educational…


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The United States Senate is proposing changes to healthcare, including the Medicaid program. Among the many changes in the American Health Care Act,…
Just in time to meet the constitutional deadline, on June 15th the California Legislature adopted a state spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year.…

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