Seventy-five percent of districts identified for differentiated assistance are not making progress for students with disabilities in the area of academics, suspension/expulsion and/or graduation rates. Data shows we have not delivered on the educational promise for all students. This session provides updates to California’s structure for differentiated assistance in special education and how districts can access resources, support and assistance as well as ACSA sponsored networks of support and coordinated discussions with respected practitioners. Audience will be asked to share challenges and needs in providing a coordinated, coherent, educational system for all students at all levels. Maureen Burness SPP-TAP Facilitator, SPP-TAP TA Facilitator Co-Director, Statewide Special Ed Task Force Speakers avatar for Heather DiFede Heather DiFede SELPA Director, East County SELPA Dr. Karla Estrada Director, California Collaborative for Educational Excellence Ed MANANSALA County Superintendent of Schools, El Dorado County Jason Willis Director of Strategy & Performance, WestEd
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Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism
An estimated 2,000 undocumented immigrant children have been separated from their families along the southwest United States border and placed in facilities that have been described as “cages."
Steep Road to Resource Equity in California Education
California’s LCFF promised more resources to English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. How well is California’s education funding system delivering on that promise?
Ninth Circuit affirms legislative prayer exception does not apply to school board meetings
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a federal district court ruling that school-sponsored prayer, Bible readings and proselytizing at school board meetings are unconstitutional.
AB 699 Mandates Support for Immigrant Families
This checklist provides a brief description of mandates to ensure your LEA is in compliance with AB 699.
Black Minds Matter
Examine how the nearly one million Black youth in California are faring from preschool through college.
Building Culturally Responsive Schools
It’s imperative that our schools not only welcome diversity in the classroom, but also teach students how to navigate an increasingly racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse society.
Wanted: Latinx teachers and administrators
Why cultural representation matters—and how principals and administrators can build a diverse pipeline.
4 essential skills for media literacy
Media impacts every aspect of our lives, specifically affecting how we relate to, learn about, and interact with the people around us.
Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures
State lawmakers have indefinitely extended previously approved limits on disciplining students for defiance and disruption and have expanded the list of issues that may be addressed through the UCP.
FDA approves marijuana-based drug for pediatric epilepsy
On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex to treat two types of pediatric epilepsy.
What’s the difference? Criterion-referenced tests vs. norm-referenced tests
With criterion-referenced tests, each person’s performance is compared directly to the standard, without considering how other students perform on the test.
Top 7 things districts should know about civil rights in the 21st century
AALRR provides legal tools and practical guidance to achieve excellence.
How can California be a beacon on a hill if it’s leaving its students at the base of the mountain?
In California, the number of students of color and low-income who are admitted to and complete college are still too few.
“The arc of the moral universe is bent toward justice”: An interview with Gary Howard
Gary Howard speaks about what the current political and educational climate means for progress toward educational equity.
How similarities could improve teacher-student relationships
Positive relationships can lead to better educational outcomes for adolescent students.
Why is it important to understand and develop a student's emotional intelligence?
MeTEOR Education discusses emotional intelligence and its effects in the classroom and in the long run for students.
Math equity toolkit
Edtrust-West offers a math equity toolkit for closing gaps for California’s English and mathematics learners.
Equity and sustainable achievement for all students
Understanding the role of leadership and instruction transformation.
Some progress on NAEP, yet persistent gaps are a call to action for California
A statement on a statewide equity issue, made by Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director of The Education Trust–West.
Struggling readers, reading practice, and growth