September 22, 2008

Articles in this issue

  • Personnel/Human Resources Administrator of the Year
    As assistant superintendent for human resources in Burbank Unified School District, ACSA's 2008 Personnel/HR Administrator of the Year, Gabe Soumakian, has proven he is an extraordinary visionary.
  • Budget plan would hurt future funding
    The record-busting budget stalemate heated when the Legislature passed a budget proposal that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he would veto. The budget proposal did not include new taxes and relied heavily on borrowing.
  • Bargaining workshops timely as budget poses challenge
    This year’s K-adult Management Collective Bargaining Summits will focus on critical budget issues and provide management teams and board members with up-to-date perspectives and recommendations.
  • ACSA leaders helm nearly half of Blue Ribbon schools
    More than two dozen public schools in California – many of them led by ACSA members – have been named No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Ed secretary Long resigns sans fanfare
    California Secretary of Education Dave Long resigned Sept. 12. The governor’s office did not issue a press release on the resignation. Long was the fourth ed secretary in five years.
  • ACSA adopts Support position on Prop. 11
    The ACSA Board of Directors has adopted a Support position for the redistricting proposa-- Proposition 11 -- on the upcoming November ballot.
  • Workshop set to help supervisors lead principals
    The School Leadership Development Division at the New Teacher Center, in collaboration with ACSA, is pleased to offer the workshop “Supervising Principals: Building Principals’ Capacity to Lead," Nov. 19-20 in Burlingame.
  • Workshop aims to strengthen PLCs
    The School Leadership Development Division of the New Teacher Center, in collaboration with ACSA, has announced a new workshop designed to help K-12 educators refine their understanding and implementation of professional learning communities.
  • SBE approves PE framework
    The State Board of Education has adopted a new Physical Education Framework for California schools. It’s the state’s first standards-based framework in physical education.
  • RtI will be focus of pre-conference sessions
    The California Association of School Psychologists’ Dec. 4 Winter Conference in San Jose will be the site of an ACSA-CASP RtI Project program implementation workshop, one of three offered throughout the state.