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By: | Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Sheldon K. Smith, Ed.D., assistant superintendent for the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, a CASBO organizational subscriber, was recently awarded the 2020 E. Robert Stephens Award from the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) during its annual conference in December.

By: Joyce Tribbey, Manager, Communications | Tuesday, December 15, 2020

 

It's been a particularly strange year for all of us, one that eliminated pretty much all of our traditional ways of gathering, whether those gatherings were with family, friends or co-workers, and whether they were for fun, business or learning purposes.

In business and professional development, like many of you, we scrambled to think of new ways to keep abreast of new technologies and training so that we can keep in touch with you to deliver the key information you still need to do your jobs successfully — and not feel so all alone out there!

By: Joyce Tribbey, Manager, Communications | Tuesday, December 15, 2020

 

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our 2021-22 election and introduce you to our new Eastern and Southern Section State Directors!
 

Eastern Section State Director

Katie Hylton
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

By: | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

Are you a worrier? If you said, “Yes,” guess what? It’s possible to worry better. It’s all about being mindful when you’re doing it.

What ultimately helps is being present, even if that means sitting with uncertainty, sadness and a certain amount of worry — in other words, approached intentionally — according to Jenny Taitz in the New York Times.

Here are her tips:

By: | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

Diversity training has borne too much of the burden of addressing inequality at work, according to a report in the Harvard Business Review by Alexandra Kalev and Frank Dobbin. The two have been studying the effects of general diversity training, and their research found that other simple managerial measures are more effective at opening opportunities up to people of color.

By: | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

How do you voice dissent with your superior? And is it always worth it to do so?

Communication experts say that while just agreeing feels easier, it’s not always the best decision to make, reports Amy Gallo in Harvard Business Review.

When you need to disagree, here’s how to do it right.

Be realistic about the risks

By: | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

Superintendents and other school leaders nationwide are on high alert, watching their phones and emails for new directives related to the pandemic, hearing from stakeholders, and doing everything they can to keep students and staff who have returned to campuses safe.

By: | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

The pandemic-driven upheaval of the K-12 education system is doing something many say has been nearly impossible — opening a door for significant reforms that would disrupt decades or century-old practices and rituals, according to a report by Education Dive.

By: | Tuesday, December 1, 2020

 

President-Elect Joe Biden’s wife is an educator, and he has long been a supporter of teachers’ unions, but what does this mean for K-12 schools once he’s in office?

In a recent interview with the Education Writers Association, Stef Feldman, national policy director for the Biden campaign, discussed expected policy points related to schools. Here’s a look at what to expect:

By: | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

 

A narcissist's bad behavior infects their organizational culture even after they're gone, reports Mickey Butts of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley. In fact, a new paper by Berkeley Haas School of Business professor Jennifer Chatman and her colleagues shows not only the profound effect narcissistic leaders have on their organizations, but the long-lasting damage they inflict.

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