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
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ESS: Star quarterback never gave up
During Keannu Linnell’s sophomore year, the junior-varsity quarterback was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Small school districts face unique challenges
ACSA's Small School Districts Committee comes together three times a year to discuss current and potential challenges and brainstorm supportive solutions.
Trans superintendent thankful to serve students as authentic self
Peninsula Union School District Superintendent-Principal Lark Doolan came out as transgender in 2017, making him the first openly trans public school superintendent in the country.
LGBTQ+ networking event: A safe space to learn and share
ACSA recently held its first Northern California networking event meant for LGBTQ+ administrators and allies.
Women leaders build sisterhood at symposium
ACSA’s first-ever Sisterhood Leadership Symposium kicked off Saturday, May 18, in Alhambra.
Summer ‘bootcamp’ prepares principals to lead effectively
ACSA’s Principals' Institute and Institute for New & Aspiring Principals are a residential programs held each summer at UCLA.
Leaders recap year’s successes at May Assembly
Members of ACSA’s Leadership Assembly met in Sacramento May 8-10 for an update on the year’s progress and to make decisions about the organization’s future.
Health framework draws hundreds to SBE
More than 200 parents, educators and interested citizens filed into the State Board of Education meeting on May 8 to express support and opposition for the state’s new Health Education Framework.
State invests $101.8B on education
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s May budget revision includes the most investments ever for the state’s nearly 6.2 million K-12 students at a total $101.8 billion.
AAPI administrators address the ‘bamboo ceiling’ at equity network
Asian American site leaders from ACSA Regions 2, 4, 5 and 6 gathered to share their personal stories and engage in discussions about navigating specific road blocks to their success.
Bill to push back school start times advances
Despite opposition, the Senate Education Committee voted April 24 to advance Senate Bill 328, prohibiting secondary schools from beginning the school day before 8:30 a.m.
PPIC survey: State divided on charter schools
A majority of Californians support teacher strikes and more funding for education, but Californians are evenly split on how they feel about charter schools, according to a new PPIC survey.
Want to improve schools? Report says to make a ‘principal pipeline’
Districts looking for an effective, affordable way to improve schools may want to consider developing “principal pipelines,” according to new research from the RAND Corporation.
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