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 awareness and special education. #ACSAadvocates
Educators rally to support AB 39
Teachers, administrators, classified employees, school board members, students, parents and elected officia...
District uses Prop. 56 funds to combat student vaping
In an effort to address this new epidemic, the Las Virgenes USD has been aggressive in its efforts to educate students, parents and staff, while enforcing rules and regulations on vaping.
Report: Principal turnover impacts students
A new study developed by the Learning Policy Institute and the National Association of Secondary School Principals reviews existing research to identify why school leadership matters.
2019 ESS award winners announced
ACSA regions have selected the winners of the 2019 Every Student Succeeding Awards. Students were chosen from each of the 19 ACSA regions and will be honored at a special luncheon in November.
Members advocate for education at state Capitol
More than 400 members walked the halls of the state Capitol to advocate for ACSA’s key issues for 2019: increased LCFF base funding, mental health, and equitable funding for special education.
Report gives guidance on ethics education in wake of college admissions scandal
The Harvard Graduate School of Education released a report explaining how the high-stakes pressure to get into college leads to a culture that condones a whole host of unethical practices.
Educators rally to support AB 39
Teachers, administrators, classified employees, school board members, students, parents and elected officials gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to rally full and fair funding.
Report: Elementary teachers lack prep needed to pass state licensing tests
As documented in a new report, few elementary teacher preparation programs either conduct any sort of screening or require specific coursework in the subject area knowledge.
Campaign pushes for ‘full and fair’ funding
ACSA and the California School Boards Association have partnered to launch a Full and Fair Funding campaign, which seeks to raise awareness about school funding and staffing.
ACSA 2019 Awards Announced
ACSA's 2019 statewide awards recipients have been announced. Through our annual awards program, we honor students, administrators and community organizations for their achievements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 15 Notice Q&A
ACSA Member Assistance Advocates provide answers to the following questions about March 15 Notices.
ACSA Candidate Forum
Candidates for state ACSA officer elections participated in an online town hall on Feb. 4.
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.
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.
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.
Newsom releases budget proposal for 2019-20