Research to facilitate discussion and new ideas on how to best leverage a school or district’s assets to ensure that both the school and the home are working together to improve student success.
School success takes a community
The purpose of this case study is to explore how engaging the community can help bring visible results to the school in the form of student achievement, wellness and school pride.
Got a problem? Think creatively and learn from third-graders
The Child Creativity Lab, an education program that makes use of reclaimed and reusable materials, sparks the imaginations of children and adults.
How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships
Positive relationships can lead to better educational outcomes for adolescent students.
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.
LCAP engagement resources
Year-round community engagement and the LCAP moving forward.
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.
Advocacy at legislative breakfasts, testimonials, and events
ACSA’s tips on successful advocacy communication in group settings.
The lawmaking process
A step-by-step guide to the legislative process.
How to handle common legal issues classified leaders face
Look out for these common areas of legal difficulty.
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?
Best practices for advancing district educational goals
It’s easy to approach district planning as a matter of compliance rather than strategy.
Pitfalls to avoid for meaningful community engagement
Issues to avoid include not defining goals clearly and overlooking the input of community members.
How classified managers build positive school relationships
Positive communication with students, community, and staff brings success to classified leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 steps to improve school culture
Qualities needed to create a positive school culture.
Resources for teaching Black history month
Teaching Black History Month, California’s Black history, and resources for talking about race in the classroom.
What education leaders need to know