California School Business News

California School Business News

By: Molly McGee Hewitt | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Value of the Debrief …

Last week at the CASBO 2017 CBO Symposium in Anaheim, attendees heard an excellent presentation on “flawless execution,” taught by a retired Air Force aviator (call name: Manson) representing a company called Afterburner. Manson is a commercial pilot as well as a faculty member at several universities; and the presentation he gave us, which focuses on using elite military techniques to improve performance, has been presented around the world to Fortune 500-type corporations and organizations.

By: | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

There is some bad news coming out of American offices just like yours: people are less likely to feel or express gratitude at work than anywhere else. What’s more, managers and leaders tend to underestimate their staffers’ need to feel appreciated.

By: | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

Want to goose your brainstorming sessions? There is a slew of tricks available! For instance, research shows that folks with quantity goals rather than quality expectations produce more of both.

By: | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

The problem with advice to “think positive” is that finding the silver lining isn’t always an easy thing to do. In fact, it’s often a real pain — a recent study shows that only 13 percent of our thoughts are positive and inner-directed, and they do the most good only when they are spontaneous, rather than forced or applied.

By: | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation describes the challenges children face due to their own or their parents’ immigration status.

By: | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

At a time when most districts are complaining of shortages and hiring difficulties, Academy District 20 Transportation Supervisor Robert Leach of Colorado Springs, Colorado, may be one of only a handful of transportation leaders nationwide who has a full team of bus drivers.

And Leach is not only fully staffed, he’s got relief and surplus drivers! He recently shared his tips with School Transportation News.

By: | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

GreatSchools.org recently released a massive expansion of its school ratings system with a goal of providing more detail about school quality by highlighting student test growth, achievement gaps, school climate and course offerings, according to an Education Week report.

By: | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

California is the leader in renewable energy, and Gov. Brown and the Legislature have set the ambitious goal of obtaining 50 percent of all electricity from non-polluting sources by 2030.

K-12 schools have already played a big part in helping the state move in that direction through their implementation of solar and, more recently, battery storage programs: As of 2014, over 1,000 California schools had implemented solar energy and battery storage programs, and many more continue to do so.

By: Joyce Tribbey | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

Have you had a chance to think about someone you know who's gone above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to California school business? If you have, we want to remind you about our annual awards nominations! Handed out each year at Annual Conference, our prestigious awards acknowledge those dedicated CASBO member volunteers who have made a significant contribution to CASBO during the past year.

By: Joyce Tribbey | Tuesday, November 21, 2017

 

Registration for our 2018 Annual Conference & California School Business Expo is in full swing! Our numbers for Sacramento are looking great, so it follows that our hotel room blocks are filling up fast! Not to worry, though — we've added a third hotel to the mix to accommodate all of you eager beavers!

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