Increasing student autonomy
How do coaches or administrators support teachers in advancing all learners so they achieve the highest lev...
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.
9th Circuit Shoots Down Challenge to Law Prohibiting Concealed-Carry Permit Holders
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to a 2015 change to California's Gun-Free School Zone Act, but maintained the same exemption for retired peace officers.
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.
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.
Parent-Child Border Separations: Supports to Invoke Humanitarianism
An estimated 2,000 undocumented immigrant children have been separated from their families along the southwest United States border and placed in facilities that have been described as “cages."
Episode 3: Developing Law on Social Media Accounts of Government Officials
Last year, the United States Supreme Court identified social media as “perhaps the most powerful mechanism available” today to make a person’s voice heard.
Episode 2: Inclusivity Matters
The rise of social justice movements in recent years have led public entities to carefully re-consider their policies, practices, and programs.
First Amendment Issues Impacting Schools: Walk-outs, social media and kneeling
Schools are tasked with making decisions impacting student and staff First Amendment rights every year, often around issues and types of speech that the courts have yet to consider.
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.
The FBI and Secret Service's new guidance on school violence and active shooters
The organizations have released two important documents that offer insight into pre-attack behavior of shooters and advice to help prevent targeted school violence through the use of threat assessment
Steep Road to Resource Equity in California Education
California’s LCFF promised more resources to English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. How well is California’s education funding system delivering on that promise?
Principals: Build school culture through teacher leadership
Principals serve as lead culture builders who design school communities through effective forms of teacher leadership.
Black Minds Matter
Examine how the nearly one million Black youth in California are faring from preschool through college.
Lawmakers extend limits on disruption and defiance discipline, expand use of uniform complaint procedures
State lawmakers have indefinitely extended previously approved limits on disciplining students for defiance and disruption and have expanded the list of issues that may be addressed through the UCP.
School success takes a community
The purpose of this case study is to explore how engaging the community can help bring visible results to the school in the form of student achievement, wellness and school pride.
Top 7 things districts should know about civil rights in the 21st century
AALRR provides legal tools and practical guidance to achieve excellence.
FDA crackdown on sale of “Juul” vaporizers and e-cigarettes to minors
AALRR offers information on FDA to the rapid increase in teen usage, calling it an “urgent public health problem” that required immediate action.
Stress: What happens to a teacher's brain when it reaches burnout?
Meteor Education defines "burnout" and how to recover from it.
How do students and parents perceive school safety?
Creating safe schools is becoming especially important, as a growing body of research underscores that students learn better when they feel safe.
Make student voices really matter in our schools