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11/11/2020: School bonds perform well; education-related propositions do not
11/04/2020: Voters back affirmative action ban; New map details where students are in class or learning at home
10/28/2020: CDE receives mask donation, urges LEAs to use learning loss mitigation funds
10/21/2020: Assembly hearing on digital divide; CSBA releases advisory on labor negotiations
10/14/2020: Nutrition waivers extended for entire school year; new laws report released
10/07/2020: House passes COVID relief package; Gov. Newsom vetoes ethnic studies and LCFF bills
09/30/2020: New Q&A tackles common special ed issues; Brown Act amended to address social media use
09/23/2020: New COVID-19 resources and guidance; Governor signs key legislation
09/16/2020: Cohort guidance clarification provided; Governor wading through bills
09/09/2020: Updated guidance on in-person, small group instruction; CSBA establishes wildfire relief fund
09/02/2020: CA releases new standards for reopening schools and economy; key meal waivers extended
08/26/2020: COVID-19 liability call to action; New CDPH guidance allows in-person instruction for small group cohorts
08/19/2020: Gov. Newsom issues executive order to help close digital divide; forthcoming guidance on students with special needs
08/12/2020: CDE partners with Apple and T-Mobile to offer discounted devices; CSBA Annual Education Conference goes virtual for 2020
08/05/2020: COVID-19 updates: Waiver process clarified; Learning continuity plan template available
07/29/2020: Federal and state stimulus plans emerge; Learning Loss Mitigation Funding application available
07/22/2020: New reopening rules for schools; CSBA webinars cover key COVID-19 issues
07/15/2020: Learning Continuity Plan template available for feedback; Assessment guidance released
07/08/2020: New stimulus bill introduced; lawsuit filed to protect CARES funds
07/01/2020: Governor signs budget, offers clarity; liability legislation introduced
06/24/2020: State budget hoists new challenges upon LEAs; Clarity needed around student masks
06/17/2020: State budget negotiations ramp up; key nutrition waivers extended
06/10/2020: CSBA releases report for reopening schools; joint task force will address systemic racism
06/03/2020: Education Coalition calls for additional school funding, State Senate follows suit
05/27/2020: CDC releases guidelines for reopening schools; Budget advocacy push continues
05/20/2020: May Revision heightens call for member advocacy; important COVID-19 updates
05/13/2020: CSBA launches advocacy toolkit; education funding predicted to fall by billions
05/06/2020: FCMAT issues budget alert; CSBA President launches advocacy press tour
04/29/2020: CSBA calls for $2 billion emergency bond; Governor says school year may start earlier
04/22/2020: Video message from CEO on new COVID-19 resources and webinar series; State and education leaders make headway to close digital divide
04/15/2020: New CDE child care guidance; submit district FEMA applications; Gov. Newsom update on schools
04/08/2020: COVID-19 developments on funding, child care, facilities; legislative news
04/01/2020: New FERPA and virtual learning guidance; COVID-19 waiver and funding updates
03/25/2020: CSBA provides resources, advocacy during pandemic; new guidance on special education and distance learning
03/18/2020: Governor says schools may not reopen by summer; boards may meet via phone or video
03/11/2020: New coronavirus guidance available for schools; majority of local bond measures
03/04/2020: Early returns show school facilities bond measure behind; Legislative Action Day is canceled
02/26/2020: Final push for $15B school facilities bond measure; important coronavirus updates and guidance
02/19/2020: CSBA CEO advocates for Prop 13 school bond measure; ruling on summer unemployment
02/12/2020: Support school facilities bond measure 13; March 15 layoff notices requirements
02/05/2020: 'Public charge rule' doesn't apply to K-12 schools; CSBA President attends State of the Union
01/29/2020: CSBA Online Learning Center launches; support facilities bond measure
01/23/2020: CSBA 2019 Year-in-Review available; Submit a mental health grant application
01/15/2020: Statewide workshops will dive into budget proposal; LCFF transparency bills introduced
01/08/2020: Federal recovery assistance for schools impacted by natural disasters; CA Supreme Court ruling does not protect schools from unfunded mandates





12/18/2019: Federal budget proposal sees modest increases for education; New CSBA sample resolutions for boards available
12/11/2019: Introducing CSBA's 2020 elected leadership team; take the iCount Member Census
12/04/2019: Participate in iCount Board Member Census; AEC drawing 3,000-plus attendees to San Diego
11/27/2019: 2020 U.S. Census toolkit for educators; Download the AEC App
11/20/2019: Access key resources for power outages; Poll: Full and Fair Funding remains strong, bond lagging
11/13/2019: Audit finds lack of support for homeless students; California’s school funding shortcomings
11/06/2019: CSBA releases Equity Statement; National test scores spotlight poor reading performance
10/30/2019: Important resources for wildfire season; AEC's can't-miss Third General Session
10/23/2019: "What’s New for 2020” report details newly signed laws; AEC Pre-conference features an A-Z overview of school facilities
10/16/2019: What education bills did the governor veto?; CSBA and ACSA file school funding measure with Attorney General’s Office
10/09/2019: School facilities bond, charter school bills signed; NSBA membership update
10/02/2019: CSBA opposes changes to CSU entrance requirements; Emergency operations planning guide
09/25/2019: Key education bills await Governor's signature; CPRA request guidance
09/18/2019: Key legislation sits with Governor; districts identified as rising to the top
09/11/2019: Bills are on the move in Legislature’s last week of session
08/28/2019: Nominate a CSBA Director-at-Large; Advisory Commission on Charter Schools application period open
08/21/2019: Tell your legislator to put a Full and Fair Funding measure on the ballot
08/14/2019: School start time bill among those to be heard in Legislature's final month of 2019
08/07/2019: New law addresses smartphones in schools; quality early ed programs needed
07/31/2019: CSBA and ACSA partner on federal IDEA legislation; New governance brief connects CTE and STEM
07/24/2019: No summer break for Full and Fair Funding; report examines state's key reforms
07/17/2019: State Board adopts five-year graduation rate for Dashboard; New law bans natural hair discrimination
07/10/2019: Education committees hearing prominent bills today; policy priorities outlined for English learners
07/03/2019: Education Legal Alliance restores funds to public schools; Governor approves state budget
06/26/2019: A look at projected pension employer contribution rates, school facilities bond measure
06/19/2019: Final budget with Governor; Legislation on the move; Golden Bell Awards nominations
06/12/2018: Legislative news on bills and state budget; air quality guidance tool for districts
06/05/2019: Register for 2019 AEC; New CSBA report on Special Education available
05/29/2019: Thousands call for Full and Fair Funding at State Capitol
05/22/2019: Polling shows strong support for school funding ballot measure; update on CSBA co-sponsored bills
05/15/2019: Join the May 22 funding rally in Sacramento; Gov.’s May Revise
05/08/2019: New Full & Fair Funding Toolkit for May 22 rally; reserve cap; Online Learning Center
05/01/2019: Join CSBA leadership at historic funding rally on May 22
04/24/2019: Join historic rally for school funding; CSBA charter school report aligns with new legislation
04/17/2019: New positions on legislation; more evidence for Full and Fair Funding; Golden Bell nominations
04/10/2019: Full and Fair Funding momentum grows; CSBA’s Vernon M. Billy selected as influential Californian
04/03/2019: Public school enrollment continues to decline; Gov. Newsom appoints three to State Board of Ed.
03/27/2019: Supporting Pathways to College Act; digital divide closes at schools; celebrate Public Schools Week
03/20/2019: State Board of Education meeting highlights; March newsletter now online; support Full and Fair Funding
03/13/2019: Record turnout at Legislative Action Day; disaster preparedness resources; time for Full and Fair Funding
03/06/2019: Governor signs charter school transparency bill; new interdistrict transfer rules; serve at a higher level
02/27/2019: SB 126 passes Assembly Education Committee, heads to floor; Budget battles hit schools
02/20/2019: Charter school transparency bill passes Senate Education Committee; Strike likely in Oakland Unified School District
02/13/2019: New State Board president; emotional wildfire hearing; help drive Full and Fair Funding
02/06/2019: CDE releases list of schools in need of improvement; School counselors underfunded in California
01/30/2019: Workshop, SAB meeting focus on budget; bid threshold changes; Golden Quill winners
01/23/2019: L.A. strike resolved but school funding challenges remain; Register now for Legislative Action Day; Workshops break down budget proposal
01/16/2019: Budget proposes pension relief; facilities funding advocacy; CSBA partners in LGBTQ report
01/09/2019: What to look for in Governor’s budget proposal; CSBA introduces 2019 Executive Committee
01/02/2019: AG echoes CSBA's call for greater charter school transparency; celebrating board members; register for Legislative Action Day