Community Engagement

  • The new superintendents guide to community engagement

    The new superintendents guide to community engagement

    Whether you’re brand new to being a superintendent or are just starting out at a new district, your challenge is unique.

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  • How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships

    How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships

    Positive relationships can lead to better educational outcomes for adolescent students.

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  • Annual notice of parental rights and responsibilities

    Annual notice of parental rights and responsibilities

    Summary of changes in California law that call for required or optional updates to the Annual Notice of Parental Rights and Responsibilities.

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  • LCAP engagement resources

    LCAP engagement resources

    Year-round community engagement and the LCAP moving forward.

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  • California PTA: Parent involvement

    California PTA: Parent involvement

    Parent involvement means efforts by the school district and schools to seek input from all parents, and to engage parents as partners in decision-making.

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  • Advocacy at legislative breakfasts, testimonials, and events

    Advocacy at legislative breakfasts, testimonials, and events

    ACSA’s tips on successful advocacy communication in group settings.

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  • The lawmaking process

    The lawmaking process

    A step-by-step guide to the legislative process.

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  • How to handle common legal issues classified leaders face

    How to handle common legal issues classified leaders face

    Look out for these common areas of legal difficulty.

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  • Tips for aligning LCAP goals with negotiations

    Tips for aligning LCAP goals with negotiations

    California school districts will receive a projected $8.5 billion next year to support disadvantaged students. How will they choose to spend it?

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  • Best practices for advancing district educational goals

    Best practices for advancing district educational goals

    It’s easy to approach district planning as a matter of compliance rather than strategy.

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  • Pitfalls to avoid for meaningful community engagement

    Pitfalls to avoid for meaningful community engagement

    Issues to avoid include not defining goals clearly and overlooking the input of community members.

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  • How classified managers build positive school relationships

    How classified managers build positive school relationships

    Positive communication with students, community, and staff brings success to classified leaders.

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  • 10 ways district and school leaders can better support young men of color

    10 ways district and school leaders can better support young men of color

    Many young men of color are successful when provided the supports to which all students should have access.

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  • Promoting equity in K-12 for school leaders

    Promoting equity in K-12 for school leaders

    While every student should have equal access to resources, communication outlets, and services, equity presents itself as a more complex goal.

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  • Q&A: The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

    Q&A: The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

    Penal Code section 11165.7 defines as a “mandatory reporter” and it includes virtually all public employees of a school district.

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  • Apps to watch as kids return to school

    Apps to watch as kids return to school

    Depending on their content and design, some apps can cause disruptions at school. Others can be downright dangerous.

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  • 10 steps to improve school culture

    10 steps to improve school culture

    Qualities needed to create a positive school culture.

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  • Resources for teaching Black history month

    Resources for teaching Black history month

    Teaching Black History Month, California’s Black history, and resources for talking about race in the classroom.

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  • What education leaders need to know

    What education leaders need to know

    “Equity is not equality. It’s creating unique strategies that meet the unique needs and draw on the unique strengths of all students”

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  • How to cultivate equitable instruction and outcomes for students

    How to cultivate equitable instruction and outcomes for students

    California educators face a unique challenge: teaching the nation’s largest and most diverse student population.

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