California School Business News

California School Business News

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

CASBO’s Nominations & Elections Committee is soliciting candidates for leadership positions on our 2018-19 Board of Directors. Applications are being accepted1 for Vice President and Eastern and Southern Section State Directors. The deadline for applying is Monday, October 16, 2017.

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Here’s some good news: When properly monitored and maintained, solar projects perform extremely well, producing the energy and cost savings that customers were promised by their solar providers.

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

With development on the rise, many school districts are struggling to provide adequate housing for the new students generated by such development. School districts imposing developer fees to address these effects must be familiar with the legal requirements and procedures for doing so.

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Getting your hands dirty, it turns out, may have more value than simply signaling you are a hard-working team member.

Handicrafts, do-it-yourself projects and old-fashioned maker skills are turning out to be key in achieving a positive attitude and mastering your mood.

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Want a resource that will help you explore the intersection of education and technology? The SF Edtech Meetup by EdSurge is just that, offering keynotes, panel discussions, mixers and more to inspire ed tech enthusiasts and help them connect, collaborate and innovate.

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Few people make a goal they don’t want to hit. But as legendary football coach Vince Lombardi famously said, “The will to win is not nearly so important as the will to prepare to win.”

So, if you want to achieve your goal, whether that’s a project, a promotion or a personal milestone, your success depends greatly on whether or not you simply want it … or you make a plan to get it.

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

School bus drivers are more than transporters of their students. They’re often their students’ first and last contact of the school day, their student’s role models, and sometimes, their districts’ unsung heroes.

Jesus Villahermosa, Jr., founder of Crisis Reality Training, a 30-year law enforcement officer and former SWAT team member, recently shared what he calls “the 3 R’s” for school bus drivers. 

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

It’s the talk of the education industry – social-emotional learning. This type of learning covers topics like self-control, understanding others’ perspectives, sharing and being kind. And nurturing this kind of learning has become a priority in K-12 schools. 

In fact, California is asking schools to improve the way they meet the emotional, as well as academic, needs of students.

In general, social and emotional learning refers to an organized method of teaching students behavioral expectations, self-management and relationship skills.

By: | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Technology is integrated in almost every aspect of our lives today, yet a lag remains in bringing technology to classrooms and districts. The barriers are many: cost, lack of training, concerns about the ever-changing nature of technology, a leadership vacuum.

Edudemic recently provided this rundown of the biggest barriers to bringing education technology to schools: 

By: Molly McGee Hewitt | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Silver Bullets ...

I grew up with an older sister who adored horror movies. Zombies, werewolves, space aliens, vampires — she loved them all. I thought she was awesome, so if she was going to watch scary movies, I was right next to her, just eight years younger. I was scared witless, but I was there.

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