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California Schools Winter 2012

A conversation with ... Cindy Marks

Cindy Marks, a board member in the Modesto City School District in Stanislaus County, is the 2012 president-elect of the California School Boards Association.

In This Issue

Out of sight, out of mind?

Schools are questioning use of suspensions and expulsions

More than 400,000 California students were suspended last year—some more than once—for a total of 750,000 suspensions, the California Department of Education reports.

Did your legislator make the grade?

State lawmakers’ votes on key education issues close the loop on accountability


Executive director's note: ‘Jack of all trades: Master of all’

With a focus on Governance First, school boards create the right conditions for student success—positive outcomes follow.

Editor's note: ‘Defining leadership for today’s school board member’

Brian Taylor is managing editor of California Schools.


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Class act: Armed for success: Helping military kids thrive

Military Kids Club at Las Posas Elementary School in the Pleasant Valley School District.

Class act: Day Creek Intermediate PACKs an academic punch

The PACK program at Day Creek Intermediate School in the Etiwanda Elementary School District.

CSBA at issue: Effective governance

Professional Governance Standards and the Common Core: the future of governance.