Leadership

  • Public Entities May Rely on Claimant’s False Representations of Timeliness on Claim Forms

    Public Entities May Rely on Claimant’s False Representations of Timeliness on Claim Forms

    The Court of Appeal has ruled that a public entity has no duty to advise a claimant that they may seek leave to file a late claim within 45 days, where the claim appears to be timely on its face.

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  • From Growth Mindset to Sense of Belonging

    From Growth Mindset to Sense of Belonging

    In this guide, you’ll learn how district and school leaders in California and beyond are measuring and improving students' SEL skills to improve academic outcomes.

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  • 10 tips for onboarding new trustees

    10 tips for onboarding new trustees

    Use this advice to smooth the transition after the midterm elections.

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  • Suicide on campus: How schools are dealing with the crisis

    Suicide on campus: How schools are dealing with the crisis

    The newest student suicide cluster is no doubt sending administrators statewide into a thoughtful review process of their mental health student services and crisis intervention teams.

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  • Campaign Dos and Don'ts

    Campaign Dos and Don'ts

    Generally, the governing board of a school district is empowered to provide voters relevant facts and to aid them in reaching an informed decision when voting on a political issue.

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  • Public Records Act Does Not Require Creation of Generalized Electronic Data

    Public Records Act Does Not Require Creation of Generalized Electronic Data

    A California appellate court has ruled that public agencies are not required to provide anonymized data in response to California Public Records Act (CPRA) requests.

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  • Records Requesters May Recover Attorney Fees in Reverse-CPRA Actions

    Records Requesters May Recover Attorney Fees in Reverse-CPRA Actions

    California appellate courts have handed down a pair of decisions holding that private parties who sue to pay the requester's attorney fees if they lose.

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  • Public Records Act Overview by Lozano Smith

    Public Records Act Overview by Lozano Smith

    The term “public records” includes any writing relating to the public’s business if it is prepared, owned, used, or retained by any state or local agency.

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  • The number one factor in student success? Relationships with teachers

    The number one factor in student success? Relationships with teachers

    The one factor that surfaced as the single most influential component of an effective school is the individual teachers within that school.

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  • Agents of change: Successfully building relationships and managing change creates a positive learning space

    Agents of change: Successfully building relationships and managing change creates a positive learning space

    Successfully building relationships and managing change creates a positive learning space.

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  • A team approach to hiring teachers

    A team approach to hiring teachers

    Finding—and keeping—the best teachers is one of a principal’s top responsibilities. Establishing methods to maximize the hiring process will help you find the best fit.

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  • Principals: Build school culture through teacher leadership

    Principals: Build school culture through teacher leadership

    Principals serve as lead culture builders who design school communities through effective forms of teacher leadership.

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  • 10 tips to know before signing a superintendent contract

    10 tips to know before signing a superintendent contract

    We asked our experts to list the 10 most important tips to strongly consider before signing a contract.

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  • A crisis at hyperspeed through the eyes of a Superintendent

    A crisis at hyperspeed through the eyes of a Superintendent

    “During a crisis, you’re moving at hyperspeed,” said Rick Fitzpatrick, Superintendent of Corning Unified Elementary School District. “Every second matters when it comes to protecting innocent lives.”

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  • 6 tips to motivate principals to write

    6 tips to motivate principals to write

    Writing is a long process, but with the right information and resources you can push forward and complete your very own published masterpiece.

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  • Black Minds Matter

    Black Minds Matter

    Examine how the nearly one million Black youth in California are faring from preschool through college.

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  • Building Culturally Responsive Schools

    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.

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  • Wanted: Latinx teachers and administrators

    Wanted: Latinx teachers and administrators

    Why cultural representation matters—and how principals and administrators can build a diverse pipeline.

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  • Combatting summer learning loss

    Combatting summer learning loss

    What can principals and teachers do now to plan for the prevention of summer learning loss and hit the ground running on the first day of school?

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  • 5 ways for leaders to get more out of conferences

    5 ways for leaders to get more out of conferences

    How to maximize your participation, join the conversation, meet more people, and post-conference tips. We hope to see you at ACSA Leadership Summit 2018.

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