News Articles

The latest news articles from ACSA.

  • Armelino named new director of the CCEE

    Armelino named new director of the CCEE

    Tom Armelino, former ACSA President and the Executive Director of the NASS, was named last week as the new Executive Director of the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.

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  • Innovative excellence in Covina school

    Innovative excellence in Covina school

    At Barranca Elementary School in Covina, every student codes. Kids as young as 4 are able to not only write code, but are also taught to articulate what they’re coding.

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  • Women‘s Collaborative growing school leaders

    Women‘s Collaborative growing school leaders

    Amelia Villanueva and her sister Elizabeth are part of ACSA’s Women in Education Leadership Collaborative, maximizing leadership potential through research, guest speakers and networking.

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  • Voters very concerned about school violence, PPIC poll shows

    Voters very concerned about school violence, PPIC poll shows

    A summary of key findings of a statewide survey on education released by the Public Policy Institute of California.

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  • Kirst to retire after four decades in K-12

    Kirst to retire after four decades in K-12

    Current President of the State Board of Education Mike Kirst has announced he will be retiring from his post in January 2019.

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  • May Revision contains no surprises for K-12 education

    May Revision contains no surprises for K-12 education

    On May 11, Gov. Jerry Brown released his May Revision of the state budget proposal. Read a brief analysis and ACSA's perspective.

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  • Blogging at the hub can build your influence

    Blogging at the hub can build your influence

    We offer our members the chance to share their expertise – and build relationships – on our Resource Hub, as well as at our world-class conferences, trainings, academies and workshops.

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  • From the President: Fatal School Violence Task Force

    From the President: Fatal School Violence Task Force

    On April 22, ACSA launched its Fatal School Violence Task Force, a group that organically and quickly emerged after the February Leadership Assembly and the shootings in Parkland, Fla.

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  • Placing a priority on preventing catastrophic heat illness in students

    Placing a priority on preventing catastrophic heat illness in students

    Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS) is preventable, but there are still tragic occurrences each year of “near-misses” with emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

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  • State ESS recipients announced

    State ESS recipients announced

    ACSA is proud to announce the 19 regional recipients of ACSA’s 2018 Every Student Succeeding Awards. The students will be honored at a special luncheon event during ACSA’s Leadership Summit.

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  • Study shows teachers of color are in high demand and also in short supply

    Study shows teachers of color are in high demand and also in short supply

    Research shows that teachers of color help close achievement gaps for students of color and are highly rated by students of all races.

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  • New state law will automatically register teens to vote

    New state law will automatically register teens to vote

    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to automatically pre-register all voting eligible 16- and 17-year-olds to vote when they receive a California Driver’s License or California State ID.

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  • CA district awarded National AP District of the Year honors

    CA district awarded National AP District of the Year honors

    San Leandro USD has been named a College Board AP District of the Year for being the national leader among medium-sized school districts in expanding access to AP courses.

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  • ACSA hits Capitol for Legislative Action Day

    ACSA hits Capitol for Legislative Action Day

    ACSA's Legislative Action Day April 16 gave legislators and their staffs an opportunity to hear from school leaders face-to-face on the impact of key issues on schools and districts.

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  • New GAO report shows students of color suffer harsher discipline for lesser offenses

    New GAO report shows students of color suffer harsher discipline for lesser offenses

    Two congressmen have released the Government Accountability Office report “Discipline Disparities for Black Students, Boys, and Students with Disabilities.”

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  • Studies find value of college grades less impactful in career market for females

    Studies find value of college grades less impactful in career market for females

    Women do not benefit from their superior academics to the same degree as men when attempting to enter the labor market, according to two interrelated experimental studies.

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  • A school social media strategy builds connections

    A school social media strategy builds connections

    As school communications continue to evolve, it’s time for school leaders to re-think social media strategy.

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  • April encourages autism acceptance and inclusion; Autism apps

    April encourages autism acceptance and inclusion; Autism apps

    National Autism Awareness Month represents an opportunity to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

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  • AG offers guidance on personal info requests for undocumented students

    AG offers guidance on personal info requests for undocumented students

    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has issued new guidance to help schools better understand protections that safeguard the privacy of undocumented students and their families.

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  • Report shows safety foundational to school climate, quality of life on campus

    Report shows safety foundational to school climate, quality of life on campus

    A new white paper takes a look at the challenges of school safety and offers steps school leaders and their teams can take to create a safer school culture and climate.

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