California School Business News

California School Business News

By: Molly McGee Hewitt | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Comparisons …

By: | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


For somewhere between 55 to 80 percent of us, it’s normal to see work as something to be endured, not enjoyed. We toil all day, then go home to a drink or some HGTV, trying to find the right "work-life balance" — with the assumption that work is about stress (and sustenance) while the rest of our lives are where we derive true meaning and happiness.

By: | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Collecting accolades, reaching the top of the corporate ladder or acquiring riches aren't as important as having a calling, pursuing a passion and changing lives, says Marcel Schwantes at

Successful people walk in the rarefied air of managing their emotions and achieving that perfect balance of grit and serenity. If you've taken your share of licks lately, don't give up. Put into practice the techniques of the best and most successful, so you will feel exactly the same. 

By: | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Ordinary people focus on the outcome. Extraordinary people focus on the process, says actor Bryan Cranston in his autobiography. Cranston, who played Walter White in the renowned television series “Breaking Bad,” described to Mashable writer Anthony Moore how he changed his mindset.

Here’s his thinking process: 

By: Sam Cole, vice president of KeenanDirect, Keenan & Associates | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


In every organization, from companies to athletic teams to families, each individual plays a specific role to complement the contributions of the rest of the team. Each also needs insurance coverage to protect against a range of possible losses, and different kinds of insurance can play their part, even when it comes to the same incident.

By: | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation recently awarded nearly $92 million in new grants — to 19 organizations in 13 states — that will reach schools in Los Angeles and across the country but will likely bring with them less radical change and controversy than past foundation efforts.

By: | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Results from the recently released 2015–17 Biennial State California Healthy Kids Survey show that alcohol, tobacco and other drug use continues to decline among middle and high school students, and improvements have occurred in indicators of pupil engagement, school climate and mental health among high school students.

By: | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Public schools have long used donations to enrich students’ academic experience and to fund materials that system budgets cannot always afford. Historically, they have raised such donations from the local community, often through PTO/PTA fundraisers. In many instances, teachers also spend their own money (on average $500 per year) on school supplies.

By: Joyce Tribbey | Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Are you looking for some help bridging the gap between your professional development training and your real, on-the-job experience? Do you have an upcoming project you need expert advice on or maybe just a simple question you’d like an answer for?

If you’re new to school business or even a seasoned professional who has changed job roles, CASBO has just the thing to help you out: a committed mentor who will help you navigate your perplexing (and possibly overwhelming) new duties!

By: | Tuesday, August 21, 2018


School leaders, you can turn any presentation into a competitive advantage with these scientifically-proven strategies from Carmine Gallo in

Here’s how: