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The latest news articles from ACSA.

  • Governor signs charter school transparency bill

    Governor signs charter school transparency bill

    Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed Senate Bill 126, historic legislation requiring all schools that receive taxpayer funding to follow the same standards for accountability and transparency.

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  • District staff members join homeless outreach

    District staff members join homeless outreach

    Chaparral Middle School teacher Sherry Robertson has been showing others the importance of giving back throughout her 20-year career in education.

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  • Report shows strong teacher evaluations needed

    Report shows strong teacher evaluations needed

    Analysis from the National Council on Teacher Quality finds tangible evidence that teacher evaluation systems, when implemented well, are coinciding with real and measurable benefits.

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  • We are significantly disproportionate, now what?

    We are significantly disproportionate, now what?

    In fall 2017, Vallejo City Unified School District was identified by the California Department of Education as being Significantly Disproportionate.

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  • Castro Valley superintendent named a California Woman of the Year

    Castro Valley superintendent named a California Woman of the Year

    Parvin Ahmadi, superintendent of Castro Valley USD, is the 2019 Woman of the Year for Senate District 10.

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  • March 15 Notice Q&A

    March 15 Notice Q&A

    ACSA Member Assistance Advocates provide answers to the following questions about March 15 Notices.

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  • ACSA committee supports those new to school leadership

    ACSA committee supports those new to school leadership

    ACSA's Co-Administration Committee is focused on providing our members the support they need to succeed.

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  • AG concludes charter schools are subject to transparency requirements

    AG concludes charter schools are subject to transparency requirements

    The California Attorney General concluded that California charter schools and their governing bodies are subject to more transparency requirements.

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  • Making Black History Month part of the ongoing district culture

    Making Black History Month part of the ongoing district culture

    When February comes each year, members of the MVUSD community are poised to seamlessly incorporate teaching about the contributions of Black Americans into their lessons.

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  • Newsom releases budget proposal for 2019-20

    Newsom releases budget proposal for 2019-20

    Gov. Gavin Newsom has released his January budget proposal for the 2019-20 fiscal year, offering an ambitious plan that also proposes to continue building the state Rainy Day Fund.

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  • First Latina sworn in as CDE chief deputy superintendent of public instruction

    First Latina sworn in as CDE chief deputy superintendent of public instruction

    Lupita Cortez Alcalá was sworn in as chief deputy to California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond at the most recent State Board of Ed meeting.

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  • State ed officials oppose federal changes on gender

    State ed officials oppose federal changes on gender

    Outgoing SPI Tom Torlakson partnered with the top education officials from Oregon and Washington to send a letter opposing federal attempts to redefine the concept of sex and gender.

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  • Romoland SD shares system for English Learner reclassification

    Romoland SD shares system for English Learner reclassification

    While all school districts in California are mandated to have a process for reclassifying English learner students to English language proficient, Romoland SD has been strategic in the system used.

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  • CBOs: Predicting the future for our kids

    CBOs: Predicting the future for our kids

    The following article was written by Sheldon Smith, assistant superintendent, Business Services, San Luis Obispo COE.

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  • Thurmond takes office as new SPI

    Thurmond takes office as new SPI

    Tony Thurmond took his oath of office as California’s 28th Superintendent of Public Instruction last Monday, saying that it is an honor to lead the state’s 6.2 million students.

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  • Legislation update: Facilities bonds and computer science bills introduced

    Legislation update: Facilities bonds and computer science bills introduced

    Updates on two education bills introduced in the California legislature

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  • Updated School Dashboard launched

    Updated School Dashboard launched

    The CDE and the SBE have launched the second version of the California School Dashboard, a website that gives parents, students and educators access to valuable school and district data.

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  • ACSA's Top 5: What you need to know about the 2019-20 Budget Proposal

    ACSA's Top 5: What you need to know about the 2019-20 Budget Proposal

    Gov. Gavin Newsom has been steadfast in his goal of strengthening California’s public school system.

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  • Once an ESS winner, now an Administrator of the Year

    Once an ESS winner, now an Administrator of the Year

    Manuel Nuñez, 2018 Middle Grades Principal of the Year, is the first person to win both the Every Student Succeeding recognition and Administrator of the Year.

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  • ESS: Robotics helps student overcome anxiety

    ESS: Robotics helps student overcome anxiety

    During her sophomore year at Westview High, Jamie Geng suffered from crippling anxiety attacks.

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