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09/20/2017: Urge Gov. Brown to sign SB 527 & SB 751; free webcast about facilities funding
09/13/2017: Critical legislative updates as session nears close; sample DACA resolution
09/06/2017: Reserve cap bill amended, transportation COLA bill advances; Supporting undocumented students
08/30/2017: CAASPP scores delayed; Reserve Cap, Willful Defiance and Dress Code bills near floor votes
08/23/2017: CSBA reserve cap bill heads to Assembly Floor; Resources to help teach tolerance
08/16/2017: CAASPP results preview available; ESSA plan – comment period open
08/09/2017: Protect your school’s drinking water — for free; Comply with “Buy American” laws
08/02/2017: Gubernatorial candidates to appear at AEC; 2018 officer candidates move forward
07/26/2017: CSBA-sponsored LCFF bill signed; Call for Directors-at-Large nominations
07/19/2017: Legislature advances bills on single-gender schools, graduation dress codes; update on federal budget
07/12/2017: CSBA reserve cap and transportation COLA bills advance; New video on LCFF
07/05/2017: Student health-related bills move through committee; new undocumented student toolkit available
06/28/2017: Key CSBA bills face Assembly committee July 12; Contact your Senators about Medicaid
06/21/2017: NGSS toolkits available; Deadlines approaching: ESSA comments, school meals, Golden Bell Awards
06/14/2017: Legislative update; take action on Medicaid funding; shape NGSS standards
06/07/2017: Important update on facility bond proposition; AEC registration now open
05/31/2017: Transportation bill advances; poll finds support for school funding
05/24/2017: $9 billion in proposed cuts to education funding; Two new CSBA reports on improving student achievement
05/17/2017: New details on May Revision; Federal education budget preview; CSBA Policy News; ESSA public comment period
05/10/2017: Legislative update: Reserve cap bill passes Senate 38-0; Revised 2017-18 budget coming tomorrow
05/03/2017: Reserve cap bill headed to Senate floor; School start time: CSBA's position
04/26/2017: Pass a resolution on reserve cap bill SB 751; Urge Congress to invest in public education
04/19/2017: CSBA reserve cap bill passes Senate Education Committee in 7-0 vote; Research to boost EL and science achievement spotlighted
04/12/2017: Trauma and school safety resources for educators and parents; California graduation rates improve
04/05/2017: School Districts Are Prohibited From Collecting Social Security Numbers; CSBA reserve cap bill set for April 19 hearing
03/29/2017: CSBA transportation COLA bill moves forward; Districts urged to ensure compliance with undocumented student laws
03/22/2017: Game-changing Supreme Court ruling on special ed.; record turnout for LAD 2017;  State Board of Education update
03/15/2017: State accountability dashboard launched; Updated templates available for ESSA
03/08/2017: Updated legal guidance on transgender students; Court rules personal devices and email subject to CPRA
03/01/2017: Legal resources to guide districts on "safe haven" designations; White House rolls back protections for transgender students
02/22/2017: CSBA introduces bill to establish home-to-school transportation adjustment; Advocate for schools on Legislative Action Day
02/15/2017: Increased Prop 98 guarantee projected in May budget revision; Aid available for Lake Oroville area schools
02/08/2017: DeVos confirmed, but questions remain
02/01/2017: CalSTRS changes contributions; Guidance on Immigration Executive Orders
01/25/2017: Charter Schools must be within authorizing district boundaries; State relief for winter storms
01/18/2017: Highlights of U.S. Secretary of Education confirmation hearing; Governor’s Prop. 98 proposal revises minimum guarantee
01/11/2017: Prop 98 funding nearly $1 billion less than expected in 2017-18 proposal; reserve cap threatens small districts
01/04/2017: CalPERS to double pension contribution rates

2016

12/14/2016: Learn which lawmakers do the most for education and how LCFF is impacting districts
12/07/2016: California's teacher shortage crisis
11/23/2016: California’s Commitment to Educate All Students; AEC App Launches; Trump Chooses Ed. Secretary
11/16/2016: LAO Fiscal Outlook, Addressing Bullying and Harassment
11/09/2016: Education ballot measures pass; new health resources for districts and fall magazine
11/02/2016: Take action on four key ballot measures
10/26/2016: Smarter Balanced Assessment reimbursement filing deadline next week
10/19/2016: Court of Appeal in Sacramento holds on charter school boundaries
10/12/2016: Help advocate for Propositions 51, 55, 56, 58
10/05/2016:What’s New for 2017 report available; New accountability regulations webcast
09/28/2016: Gov. Brown signs additional K-12 legislation, resources for districts honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month
09/21/2016: Gov. Brown signs education bills – what does this mean for your district?
09/14/2016: SBE Adopts Evaluation Rubrics, registration open for CCEE LCAP workshops
09/07/2016: CAASPP 2015-16 Governance Brief on state testing and new resources on LCFF rubrics available online
08/31/2016: 2015-16 legislative sessions ends today; CSBA opposition helps stall orientation bill
08/24/2016: Supreme Court’s refusal to hear Robles-Wong appeal threatens to perpetuate opportunity gap
08/17/2016: New CSBA brief available to help with LCFF evaluation rubrics
08/10/2016: The LCFF Rubrics Are Coming — What you Need to Know” webinar will help districts prepare
08/03/2016: CSBA launches new “Fix the Reserve Cap” radio spots
07/27/2016: Has your district looked at the accuracy and fairness of student grades?
07/20/2016: Innovation and equity key themes at first CSBA Leadership Institute
07/13/2016: ELA petitions California Supreme Court, CSBA supports four statewide ballots
07/06/2016: Lead by example: Attend CSBA’s innovative Leadership Institute and get a jump on the school year
06/29/2016: Legislative Update: Teacher issues, voting age, lease-leaseback bill updates; new resources available on 2016 ballot measures
06/22/2016: Action Delayed on Reserve Cap
06/15/2016: 2016-17 budget approved by Legislature, heads to Governor’s desk
06/08/2016: Survey assesses equity in U.S. schools, points to need for more resources, investment
06/01/2016: State budget heads to Conference Committee, key bills move off of suspense file
05/25/2016: LCFF evaluation rubric taking shape, latest CSBA foster youth video released
05/18/2016: Transgender rights guidance from CSBA, latest foster youth video, CSBA positions on Nov. ballot measures
05/11/2016: Prop. 30 extension signatures submitted, new tobacco laws, supporting foster youth
05/04/2016: The importance of elected boards, legislative updates, Golden Bell
04/27/2016: Charter school bill held in committee, LCFF Collaborative Working Group meets
04/20/2016: Latest ruling in Robles-Wong lawsuit, CSBA officer nominations and LCFF input
04/13/2016: Noguera to headline Leadership Institute; new African-American students brief
04/06/2016: How will your district handle concealed weapons on school grounds?
03/30/2016: CSBA newsletter highlights LCFF rubric, charter schools legislation, student data privacy
03/23/2016: Firearms policy, LCAP template, teacher shortages
03/16/2016: State Board approves $245 million in CTE Funds; Legislative Action Day draws hundreds of Board Members
03/09/2016: LCAP season three, new sexual health education law, student data and more
03/02/2016: Early Education Block Grant, AEC proposals and more
02/24/2016: CSBA pushes to protect students’ personal information
02/17/2016: Federal budget proposes $4 billion computer science investment
02/10/2016: Legislature negotiating June school facilities bond
02/03/2016: Oral arguments heard in key school finance lawsuit
01/27/2016: Forecast Webcast now online; State commission says student testing costs 
01/20/2016: CSBA report finds schools face huge competitive disadvantage
01/13/2016: 2016-17 state budget strong for education
01/06/2016: What's new for 2016? New laws in effect as of Jan. 1

2015

12/16/2015: Legislative Action Day and Advocacy Institute registration now open
12/09/2015: AEC provides compelling leadership training, inspiration for thousands
12/02/2015: California education leaders prepare to focus on school board leadership at AEC 2015
11/25/2015: ESEA reauthorization approved by House-Senate conference committee; action needed.
11/18/2015: LAO analyzes two Proposition 30 extension initiatives
11/10/2015: State Board of Education discusses LCAP documents, fines ETS
11/04/2015: SBE to discuss new accountability system at Nov. 4-5 meeting
10/28/2015: ELA files amicus brief on attorney’s fees
10/21/2015: Advocacy Institute registration is now open – Jan. 24-26, Washington, D.C.
10/14/2015: SB 200 district residency requirements take effect Jan. 1
10/07/2015: Gov. Brown signs math misplacement, sexual health education bills
09/30/2015: ELA files amicus letter to let stand Public Records Act decision
09/23/2015: CSBA's ELA files lawsuit challenging Prop. 98 manipulation
09/16/2015: ELA files amicus brief in Vergara v. California
09/09/2015: CAASPP first year scores released
09/02/2015: CSBA members urged to increase support for SB 799
08/26/2015: Gov. Brown to sign CAHSEE exemption for class of 2015
08/19/2015: CSBA introduces SB 799 to fix reserve cap
08/12/2015: Central Coast-area school districts call for repeal of reserve cap
08/05/2015: ELA asks Calif. Supreme Court to review Davis v. Fresno USD
07/29/2015: CSBA creates SBAC talking points for board members
07/22/2015: CSBA opposes two teacher evaluation bills
07/15/2015: CDE issues reminder about CAASPP summary results release plan
07/08/2015: CSBA’s annual conference seeks performers
07/01/2015: CSBA launches radio ad, new website on reserve cap
06/24/2015: State budget is finalized, likely to be signed
06/17/2015: Registration for AEC 2015 opens next Monday, June 22!
06/10/2015: Conference housing for AEC 2015 now open!
06/03/2015: Policy updates now released five times per year
05/27/2015: California State Legislature completes versions of education budgets
05/20/2015: DA meeting focuses on adequacy and other top issues in 2015
05/13/2015: Districts at risk from lawsuits regarding PE instructional minute requirement
05/06/2015: DOE issues final rule on compliance with IDEA’s maintenance of effort
04/29/2015: Central Valley school leaders urge repeal of reserve cap
04/22/2015: Funds available to school districts with unaccompanied children
04/15/2015: Calif. newspapers join call for repealing reserve cap
04/08/2015: LAO report outlines budget revision scenarios
04/01/2015: School board members ask for repeal of SB 858
03/25/2015: CSBA ELA Adequacy Committee Meets
03/18/2015: State Board of Ed Suspends API
03/11/2015: Board Members Advocate for Education at State Capitol
03/04/2015: LCFF Collaborative Working Group Meets
 02/25/2015: Register by 5 p.m. Thursday for Legislative Action Day
02/18/2015: Attend CSBA's Legislative Action Day on March 10
02/11/2015: CSBA Advocates for federal funding in Washington, D.C.
02/04/2015: Register today for CSBA's Legislative Action Day
01/28/2015: LAO Analysis of School District Reserves supports CSBA
01/21/2015: California school expulsions, suspensions continue to decline
01/14/2015: Gov. Brown proposes $7.8 billion for K-14 education
01/07/2015: Governor outlines plans for education

2014

12/17/2014:CSBA AEC concludes
12/10/2014: CSBA letter recommends budget priorities
12/03/2014: Report finds reserve cap fiscally irresponsible
11/26/2014: LAO's Fiscal Outlook shows good news for K-12 schools
11/19/2014: SBE adopts final LCFF spending regs, Golden Bell winners announced
11/12/2014: Local school bonds fare well in general election
11/05/2014: Victory for Torlakson, passage of Prop 2
10/29/2014: LCFF Working Group kicks off
10/22/2014:California faces population challenge
10/15/2014: Help repeal the reserve cap language
10/08/2014: CSBA, partners, work to repeal the cap on local reserves
10/01/2014: Gov. Brown signs education legislation
09/24/2014: High school exit exam results released
09/17/2014: California's elementary school truancy crisis
09/10/2014: CSBA urges SBE to approve final LCAP regulations
09/03/2014: Teacher tenure ruling upheld, CSBA issues statement
08/27/2014: Reserves cap repeal efforts to continue through fall
08/20/2014: New bill would restore school district reserve authority
08/13/2014: Action required as the future of school facilities bond is in jeopardy
08/06/2014: Gov. Brown urged to support education facilities bond
07/30/2014: New school meal program to benefit students
07/23/2014:
Submit comments on LCFF, LCAP changes through July 28
07/16/2014: SBE approves LCFF permanent regulations, revised LCAP
07/09/2014: New information for July 10 SBE meeting on LCFF
07/02/2014: Call to attend July 10 SBE meeting on LCFF
06/25/2014: Signed budget brings additional funds to districts
06/18/2014: Budget passed with last-minute reserve cap
06/11/2014: Vergara decision: President Lucey responds
06/04/2014: Senate OKs transportation funding bill SB 1137
05/28/2014: Modified CalSTRS plan before Legislature
05/14/2014: May Revision increases investment in K-12
05/07/2014: Hear top law firms discuss teacher tenure, evaluation
04/30/2014: Rainy day fund gets hearing
04/23/2014: Get ready for Action Day with May 1 webinar
04/16/2014: Transportation bill advances
04/09/2014: Transportation funding, teacher dismissal bills heard
04/02/2014: Lucey rebuts criticism of school boards
03/26/2014: Federal advocacy focuses on funding, Internet connectivity
03/19/2014: Save May 9 for State Board Member Action Day
03/12/2014: Help with E-rate discounts
03/05/2014: CSBA sponsoring new teacher dismissal bill
02/26/2014: CSBA backs bill for transportation funds
02/19/2014: CSBA petitions U.S. Supreme Court in special education case
02/12/2014: LCFF, Phase 2: New CSBA workshops coming
02/05/2014: Good news on use of discipline alternatives
01/29/2014: 5 new videos on LCFF
01/22/2014: SBE adopts LCFF rules
01/15/2014: Big crowd expected at LCFF hearing
01/08/2014: CSBA urges support for LCFF regulations