December 15, 2008

Articles in this issue

  • Job searches, event info, news on retooled Web site
    Look for administrative jobs, get information on professional learning opportunities, and keep updated on the latest education news all on ACSA’s new and improved Web site.
  • Reaching all students aim of symposium
    One of ACSA’s biggest professional learning opportunities is coming up fast. In this era of seeking to find ways to close the achievement gap between student subgroups, the Every Child Counts Symposium is a “don’t miss” event. The symposium, themed “Every Child Counts…Be a Hero, Make a Hero,” is set for Jan. 14-16.
  • Let legislators know how budget cuts will hurt
    ACSA is urging every member to contact their state legislators and demand that a budget solution include new revenues to soften the coming blow. Californians value our public schools, and ensuring adequate levels of funding for our classrooms and students must be our state’s highest priority.
  • CalSTRS audit results released
    The California State Teachers Retirement System has released the results of audit findings for the 2007-08 fiscal year, as well as for the first two months of 2008-09.
  • ACSA’s Walk’bout returns – improved!
    Walk’bout creator George Manthey, ACSA’s assistant executive director for educational services, reports that this popular product is back, better than ever. The classroom observation protocol is now a Web-enabled product.
  • ACSA partners with national technology group
    ACSA has entered into a partnership with the Consortium for School Networking, a national organization dedicated to advancing K-12 technology leadership. CoSN is the country’s premier voice for K-12 education leaders who use technology strategically to improve teaching and learning.
  • Make meetings work with Meeting Mastery workshop
    An upcoming ACSA workshop is designed to help school principals and district administrators get the most out of the time they spend in meetings. “Meetings Mastery” is designed for any school leader who has ever been frustrated in dealing with meetings.
  • Climate survey reveals support gap in high school
    The California Department of Education has released preliminary findings from the California School Climate Survey, showing schools have some work to do to improve the perception of work climate for their staffs, especially at the secondary level.