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 and global economy.
Black Minds Matter
Examine how the nearly one million Black youth in California are faring from preschool through college.
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ACSA News: Legislative Action Day 2019
Hundreds of ACSA members gathered at the State Capitol to advocate for the needs of California's 6.2 million public school students. This year's agenda focused on school funding, mental health awarene
Retaining & Supporting Employees Through Financial Wellness
This webinar will explain how districts can help employees overcome financial concerns, including how to get out of debt, plan for retirement, start saving and avoid living paycheck to paycheck.
New Dates for Education Officials to Assume Office, Effective January 1
A new law will change the date that members of a county board of education, school district governing board, or community college district governing board take office.
School Safety and New Guidance on Addressing School Violence
Preventing school violence and ensuring school safety have become dominant topics and part of an ongoing national conversation.
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.
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.
10 tips for onboarding new trustees
Use this advice to smooth the transition after the midterm elections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Principals: Build school culture through teacher leadership
Principals serve as lead culture builders who design school communities through effective forms of teacher leadership.
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.
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.”
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.
Black Minds Matter