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CSBA welcomes Melba Pattillo Beals

Welcoming Melba Pattillo Beals to the May 17 Delegate Assembly meeting are, from left, Immediate Past President Cindy Marks; President Josephine Lucey; Beals; CEO and Executive Director Vernon M. Billy; Vice President Chris Ungar; and President-elect Jesus Holguin.

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2014 will be 'a year of great change in education'

The May Delegate Assembly connected the past, present and future as CSBA CEO & Executive Director Vernon M. Billy told delegates that “the focus of our agenda is to reinforce the connectedness we share with the past to reinvigorate us all to focus on the important work before us, our roles as leaders and the future state of education.”

May Revision adds surprise CalSTRS raise

Release of the governor’s May Revision and the Legislative Analyst’s Office overview with higher revenue projections opens the door to accelerated legislative action.

Brown v. Board of Education 60th anniversary: Our work is not done

Editor's note: This commentary by CSBA's CEO & Executive Director ran in EdSource in May.

Vantage point: It's time we revisit charter school legislation

It is time for educational and political leaders to revisit charter school legislation and charter school law.

Little Rock Nine pioneer captivates Delegate Assembly

The occasion offered a unique opportunity for school board members in the audience to reflect on student equity and the impact effective governance has on student success.

Public interest groups join CSBA for wide-ranging discussion of LCFF

Now that districts and county offices of education have had some experience with developing and reviewing their first plans under the Local Control Funding Formula, many local educational agencies and public interest groups have questions and concerns with the way Local Control and Accountability Plans are rolling out.

Golden Bell entries due by June 30

A new category this year is Common Core, offering a chance to highlight innovative local programs to help boost student achievement in studies and assessments of the Common Core State Standards in English-language arts and math.

Buchanan's teacher dismissal bill gains support

California is one step closer to having an improved dismissal process in place for teachers accused of egregious misconduct.

Beating the odds, closing the gaps

Meet this year’s General Session speakers, Freeman A. Hrabowski III and Amanda Ripley.

Action required: Help save School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities program

Currently, 982 California school districts and county offices of education participate in the program, which draws millions in federal funding.

Opening the lines of communication

More than 100 board members who rallied to promote the Governance First perspective in more than 44 legislative districts throughout California on Board Member Action Day.