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  • 5 takeaways from the 2020-21 California state budget

    5 takeaways from the 2020-21 California state budget

    ACSA Communications Director Naj Alikhan and Governmental Relations Director Edgar Zazueta analyze the 2020-21 budget from an education perspective and what it means for school leaders.

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  • The Future is Here! How to Disrupt and Accelerate the Pace of Change in Your School District

    The Future is Here! How to Disrupt and Accelerate the Pace of Change in Your School District

    There are critical steps school districts need to take now to prepare students for their future education and career experiences, beginning at the elementary level.

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  • The Integration of Special Education from the Top Down

    The Integration of Special Education from the Top Down

    Integrating special education from the top-down is fiscally and culturally beneficial to districts and students.

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  • Assembly Bill 5: California enacts new independent contractor status (analysis)

    Assembly Bill 5: California enacts new independent contractor status (analysis)

    An analysis of Assembly Bill 5 changes to California's independent contractor status and how it might affect public agencies.

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  • Changing school culture: Successful strategies from a high school principal

    Changing school culture: Successful strategies from a high school principal

    Find out what strategies Amy Belser, principal of Bear River High School, used to achieve this goal and how she inspired other educational leaders to implement them at their schools.

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  • How to save time, be bold and inspire as a school leader

    How to save time, be bold and inspire as a school leader

    The responsibilities of school leadership can be overwhelming with all the paperwork, politics and meetings. But there are methods to help you manage all the commitments while improving performance.

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  • Principal makes an impact on the road to success

    Principal makes an impact on the road to success

    Although Koss had 20 years of teaching special education and three years of experience as an administrator, she wasn’t familiar with project-based learning.

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  • Mandated reporters have important duties

    Mandated reporters have important duties

    ACSA Member Assistance Advocates answer key questions on the role of a mandated reporter in schools.

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  • Everything you need to know about being a school administrator

    Everything you need to know about being a school administrator

    Not every educator wants a lifelong career of classroom instruction. If you’re interested in taking your education career to the next level, you may be considering a position in school administration.

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  • How can policymakers help close the opportunity gap for students?

    How can policymakers help close the opportunity gap for students?

    Many of these districts also are closing the gap on a range of other outcomes, including graduation rates. The critical question is: How did they do it?

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  • The importance of adopting a growth mindset in your classroom

    The importance of adopting a growth mindset in your classroom

    One increasingly popular teaching strategy has less to do with lesson plans and curriculum and more to do with a teacher’s overall approach to student interaction and instruction.

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  • A closer look at the critical California teacher shortage

    A closer look at the critical California teacher shortage

    Young boys and girls see firsthand an effective educator’s impact, and they look up to their teachers as a result. By the time college comes around, however, things have changed.

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  • No Easy Answers – Cities, School Districts, and the Statewide Affordable Housing Crisis

    No Easy Answers – Cities, School Districts, and the Statewide Affordable Housing Crisis

    Implementation of affordable housing laws has widespread financial and planning impacts on cities, counties and school districts.

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  • 5 Signs You'd Excel in Educating Special Needs Students

    5 Signs You'd Excel in Educating Special Needs Students

    Educators who teach special needs students are more than just instructors. They become advocates for social justice whose mission is to protect the dignity of students with disabilities.

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  • Educators: Stop spending your own money on school supplies

    Educators: Stop spending your own money on school supplies

    Horace Mann has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to help you crowdsource for your classroom.

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  • 4 Critical factors to consider regarding compensation

    4 Critical factors to consider regarding compensation

    While all educators are dedicated to guiding and instructing students, not all teachers are compensated equally. In fact, teacher salaries can vary quite drastically from one state to the next.

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  • Your roadmap to becoming a teacher in California

    Your roadmap to becoming a teacher in California

    On its surface, the path to becoming a teacher may seem pretty straightforward. The specific educational journey you take will differ depending on the type of teacher you hope to become.

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  • How to prevent bullying in the classroom: 4 proactive tips for teachers

    How to prevent bullying in the classroom: 4 proactive tips for teachers

    More than one in four students report having been bullied at school. And yet just 20–30 percent of bullied students notify adults.

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  • Have you read these top leadership books?

    Have you read these top leadership books?

    ACSA asked this year’s Administrator of the Year winners to tell us some of their favorite books about leadership. Here are their picks that will get you ready to lead in the new school year.

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  • 10 Best Practices that Lead to Success as an HR Administrator

    10 Best Practices that Lead to Success as an HR Administrator

    The 10 HR Best Practices that great human resource administrators have in common.

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