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By: Joyce Tribbey, Communications Manager | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

Are you a CASBO member who is interested in becoming more involved in your section leadership? CASBO’s Northern Section is looking for individuals who want to benefit their careers by improving their leadership skills and networking capabilities. If this sounds like you, please consider applying for a leadership position for the 2021-22 fiscal year!

We have an opening for a Director III to serve on our section board. You must be a CASBO Northern Section individual member* to be eligible to serve.

By: | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

At this point, we can all agree that Zoom fatigue is real, but computer science professor Cal Newport has a surprisingly simple suggestion to fight it, as reported by Jessica Stillman in Inc.com.

Even with the pandemic seeming to wane, it’s unlikely we’ll go back to working as we did before. For some roles, remote work, at least part of the time, appears here to stay. So how do you manage it without frying your brain with endless video calls? Reverse meetings!

By: | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

We all have little tricks we employ to try and keep anxiety at bay. The question is, do they really work and are they healthy?

Psychologist Judson Brewer, author of “Unwinding Anxiety,” suggests that instead of creating habits that might backfire, try calming your nerves by rejiggering your daily routine.

By: | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

When you’re pretty sure you’ve got your facts straight or are on the right side of the fence on an issue, it’s hard to question your knowledge or opinion, even when new evidence is presented. But that’s exactly what organizational psychologist Adam Grant suggests we do in order to stay open to learning and have a growth mindset.

Jill Suttie of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center recently interviewed Grant and inquired about ways we can all go about rethinking what we think we know.

By: | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

Pre-pandemic, many districts were already experiencing a shortage of bus drivers. More than 80% of superintendents and transportation directors now expect that COVID-19 will exacerbate bus driver shortages, according to a survey by a school-focused rideshare company and reported by District Administration.

By: | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) is projecting that nearly 16,000 teachers will retire at the end of this year. That number represents a 25% increase in the average retirement numbers of the past five years and is the largest number since 2009-10, the year after the Great Recession.

By: | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

With nearly $190.5 billion earmarked for helping schools cope with the ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, some leaders are eyeing the use of those funds for related school construction projects.

In 2020, Congress passed two relief bills that provided nearly $67.8 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act in March; and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act in December.

By: Joyce Tribbey, Communications Manager | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 

If you're a CASBO individual member in the Northern Section who would like to become more involved in CASBO leadership activities, we have an opening on the CASBO Board of Directors due to a recent vacancy.

The CASBO Nominations & Elections Committee is soliciting membership candidates for the position of Northern Section State Director to fulfill a partial term of service as a board member. The term will begin immediately upon selection and continue through the close of our 2023 Annual Conference in Long Beach.

Northern Section State Director

By: Joyce Tribbey, Communications Manager | Tuesday, April 13, 2021

There is widely-attributed African proverb which states, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” It's a favorite of Jamie Dial, and it served as a foundation for her theme as CASBO President this past year: Mentor. Vision. Purpose.

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