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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





12/19/2018: Federal commission releases school safety report; Highlights from CSBA publications in 2018
12/12/2018: New School Dashboard arrives, identifies more districts for assistance; collection of 2018 policy briefs now available; advocate for Full and Fair Funding
12/05/2018: New faces, new bills as 2019-20 legislative session begins; Butte County students return to school; Sign the CSBA petition for Full and Fair Funding
11/21/2018: Superintendent-elect Thurmond calls for greater funding; resources available for wildfires; State Board discusses System of Support
11/14/2018: Resources for fire-impacted communities; Latest election updates; Fiscal outlook for 2019-2020
11/07/2018: Election results; CSBA’s new Equity Network; governance briefs on Native American students and marijuana now available
10/31/2018: Small districts and the impact of the California School Dashboard; $100 million available for full-day kindergarten facilities
10/24/2018: Election prep – get to know the gubernatorial and SPI candidates; Updated CalPERS employer contribution rates
10/17/2018: Board member survey provides valuable insights on education; Charter School report recommendations delivered to Legislature
10/10/2018: Election prep: Get to know the State Superintendent candidates and see how legislators voted; Expand school bandwidth with new grant funding
10/03/2018: Sign petition at new Full and Fair Funding website; 2018 state testing results show minimal progress; Governor vetoes CSBA co-sponsored bills
09/26/2018: Governor signs CSBA co-sponsored Medi-Cal related bill; Opportunity to shape national policy
09/19/2018: New education bills signed; CSBA radio ad urges veto of SB 328
09/12/2018: Ban on for-profit charter schools, other measures signed by Gov. Brown
09/05/2018: Legislative session ends – How did CSBA co-sponsored bills do?
08/29/2018: Start time bill remains in Assembly; Impact of Proposition 5 on local education agencies
08/22/2018: School start time bill re-emerges – call your Assemblymember to oppose; new teacher training grants announced
08/15/2018: CSBA urges school facility funds release; sues state for Prop 98 manipulation; advocates for schools in wildfire liability discussions
08/08/2018: CSBA legal update: Janus case implications; final month of legislative session commences
08/01/2018: Federal CTE bill reauthorized; Calif. 2017 graduation rate released
07/25/2018: Governor signs CSBA co-sponsored bill; 2018 Leadership Institute recap
07/18/2018: CSBA and ACSA advocate for Full and Fair Funding, California ESSA plan approved
07/11/2018: CSBA and ACSA call for Constitutional Amendment on Full & Fair Funding; November ballot propositions primer
07/03/2018:Legal update for board members on Janus court decision
06/27/2018: Supreme Court rules for Janus; Governor signs state budget
06/13/2018: Urgent legislative action needed; ESSA report from CSBA available
06/06/2018: CSBA new bill positions; CSBA President Mike Walsh on Capital Public Radio
05/30/2018: CSBA primary election resources available; Local bond ballot amendment information
05/23/2018: New CSBA videos help districts prepare for natural disasters and respond to Special Education issues
05/16/2018: More details on May Budget Revision; Review proposed computer science standards from CDE
05/09/2018: CSBA co-sponsors legislation on parcel tax vote threshold; Secure Rural Schools program reauthorized by federal government
05/02/2018: New state elections webpage with candidate videos; Equity, innovation and venture capital speakers added to Leadership Institute
04/25/2018: Encouraging civic participation; New CSBA magazine covers wildfire lessons learned, accountability & ethnic studies
04/18/2018: CalPERS board approves rate increase; Ed tech leaders highlight CSBA’s Leadership Institute
04/11/2018: CalPERS alert – LEA contributions; NAEP test results show some improvement
04/04/2018: CA revenues increase — it’s time to invest more in education; New state guidelines to protect undocumented students
03/28/2018: Charter school accountability among new CSBA co-sponsored bills; Federal budget increase for education
03/21/2018: New brief: Calif. students with disabilities; Wildfire relief assistance available
03/14/2018: CSBA’s Legislative Action Day a success; House passes school safety bill
03/07/2018: Resources for school safety; New report points to education funding inequities
02/28/2018: CSBA sponsoring four 2018 education bills; U.S. Supreme Court hears oral argument in union-fee case
02/21/2018: School safety plans and gun violence; Full and Fair Funding advocacy toolkit
02/14/2018: LAO recommendations reduce Prop 98 for K-12; Federal budget proposal funds some school programs
02/07/2018: English Learner Roadmap guidance; School Site Safety Plans
01/31/2018: New brief on special education laws available; New Agenda Online webinars in February
01/24/2018: LAO analysis of 2018–19 Proposition 98 proposal; California’s education funding fact sheet
01/17/2018: CSBA Policy Platform update; Budget proposal summary
01/10/2018: State budget proposal released; report on education funding available
01/03/2018: Celebrating School Board Recognition Month; Update on state ESSA plan feedback


12/20/2017: GOP tax bill and schools; LCFF Collaborative Working Group report available
12/13/2017: Wildfire financial assistance available; CSBA President comments on GOP tax plan
12/6/2017: Gubernatorial panel at AEC; School board role in student achievement
11/22/2017: The importance of board self-evaluation; Fall issue of California Schools magazine
11/15/2017: LAO projects modest Prop 98 growth; Dashboard changes at SBE meeting
11/8/2017: Pension impact on California schools; LCAP development assistance
11/1/2017: CAASPP results; CSBA to debut new video series; Expanded regulations on pesticide use
10/25/2017: Wildfire support webinar; New brief on charter school oversight
10/18/2017: State SPI candidates at AEC; Graduation dress code bill vetoed
10/11/2017: California wildfire resources; Reserve cap bill is signed
10/04/2017:Governor signs three education-related bills; Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 
09/27/2017: CAASPP scores released; Free resources from facilities workshop
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


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


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


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
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