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  • Assembly Bill 104 Explained: Retention, Grade Changes and Exemptions

    Assembly Bill 104 Explained: Retention, Grade Changes and Exemptions

    Gov. Newsom has signed AB 104, one of the most notable bills from this legislative session. The measure contained an urgency clause, which means its provisions take effect immediately.

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  • Independent Study Changes Released

    Independent Study Changes Released

    The highly-anticipated language for independent study has been released as part of the education trailer bill, AB 130. This article offers highlighted details of the changes.

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  • Video: Operating Independent Study and Distance Learning

    Video: Operating Independent Study and Distance Learning

    Watch an update about operating independent study by ACSA's governmental relations team.

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  • Webinar: In-Person Instruction Legislation

    Webinar: In-Person Instruction Legislation

    Watch the recording of the ACSA Governmental Relations Department March 1, 2021 webinar on California's in-person instruction legislation.

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  • January 2021 Proposed Budget Reaction

    January 2021 Proposed Budget Reaction

    ACSA advocates’ breakdown the proposed education budget this year, a $14.9 billion increase over last year’s budget.

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  • Opening Schools During a Pandemic

    Opening Schools During a Pandemic

    Opening schools during a pandemic: What we can learn from the small school experience.

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  • African American Networking Event: Finding Power in Our Stories

    African American Networking Event: Finding Power in Our Stories

    Erin Simons hosts Ron Williams and Will Ector as they talk about their career path to becoming a school superintendent.

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  • Leading While Female for Equity and Access

    Leading While Female for Equity and Access

    Trudy Arriaga, Stacie Stanley, Delores Lindsey discuss promoting and supporting women in their career journey as school administrators.

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  • Empowering Our Voices: The South Asian/Middle Eastern Experience

    Empowering Our Voices: The South Asian/Middle Eastern Experience

    Parvin Ahmadi, Superintendent of Castro Valley Unified School District, speaks about shared humanity and shares her stories of experiences that have shaped her.

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  • Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E.

    Taking Time to B.R.E.A.T.H.E.

    Joelle Hood discusses research-based practices to strengthen well-being and resilience.

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  • Tips from Administrators on Finding Work-life Balance

    Tips from Administrators on Finding Work-life Balance

    ACSA 2020 Administrators of the Year share their strategies for work-life balance.

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  • School's in: Superintendents share early lessons learned

    School's in: Superintendents share early lessons learned

    Superintendents share their heroic efforts, experience and lessons learned during the first three weeks of the 20-21 school year during the pandemic.

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  • Key Remote Teaching Proficiencies from the Administrator’s Perspective

    Key Remote Teaching Proficiencies from the Administrator’s Perspective

    Practical insights and helpful frameworks for administrators as they support teachers in a remote/hybrid learning environment.

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  • California School Reopening Guidance Webinar

    California School Reopening Guidance Webinar

    On July 17, Governor Gavin Newsom announced two new documents relating to school reopening in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases.

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  • Empowering Our Voices: Asian American, South Asian/Indian and Pacific Islander

    Empowering Our Voices: Asian American, South Asian/Indian and Pacific Islander

    In this webinar, we are tackling prevalent Asian American, South Asian/Indian, & Pacific Islander stereotypes — what they are, how to overcome them, and how to use our voices to help others.

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  • ACSA 2020-21 State Budget Webinar

    ACSA 2020-21 State Budget Webinar

    On June 24, 2020, the ACSA Governmental Relations team hosted a webinar and Q&A following a review of the budget agreement between the governor and legislature.

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  • ACSA Legislative Lunch Break

    ACSA Legislative Lunch Break

    Watch ACSA's weekly live legislative update with Senior Director of Governmental Relations Edgar Zazueta.

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  • Webinar: Are LGBTQ+ Students Falling Through the COVID 19 Response Cracks?

    Webinar: Are LGBTQ+ Students Falling Through the COVID 19 Response Cracks?

    Watch Chris Bright, Steven Bailey and Michael Tapia present on the topic of LGBTQ+ students falling through the COVID-19 response cracks.

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  • Webinar: Leading for Change in the Midst of Crisis

    Webinar: Leading for Change in the Midst of Crisis

    Watch three experienced Superintendents in a conversation about how to bring your teams and communities along during uncertain times.

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  • ACSA Systemic Racial Intolerance and Injustice Town Hall

    ACSA Systemic Racial Intolerance and Injustice Town Hall

    On June 8 and 25, ACSA hosted two equity-focused live towns hall on the ACSA Facebook and YouTube platforms.

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