Monthly Archives: December 2019

CASH December meeting

December 11, 2019

The CASH December meeting featured discussion from many CASH leaders on important topics surrounding state and local building issues. Chairperson Julie Arthur provided a summary of the major provisions of Proposition 13 and strongly urged school districts to have their Boards of Education adopt Proposition 13 support resolutions at their next scheduled Board meeting, and…

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The Internet has made it easier for teachers to sell their lesson plans and resources as a means to supplement their income. But as more teachers find markets for their materials, the risk of copyright infringement increases. Amazon is entering the teacher-driven lesson plan trade with a new service called Amazon Ignite, allowing vetted educators…

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A few years ago, Chrissy Romano-Arribito began to experience something that may sound familiar to a lot of teachers: burnout. Or not burnout, exactly, but demoralization. Romano-Arribito is an EdSurge columnist and has spent about 27 years in the classroom teaching everything from first grade to middle school in her home state of New Jersey….

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A U.S. Secret Service study found students who commit school violence often showed interest in violence, were bullied by peers and regularly found themselves in trouble. Further evidence shows about 78{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} of school shooters hinted at plans to commit a school shooting before following through. However, trying to monitor a students’ social media existence could…

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Amid a deficit that has ballooned from $10 million to $48 million in a few months, a San Francisco Bay Area superintendent’s job is on the line as attention focuses on keeping the district solvent. The board of West Contra Costa Unified — which includes Richmond and surrounding communities — recently held a special closed…

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The cost of the next Utah high schools built along the Wasatch Front could exceed $145 million, an increase of nearly 50{310f4324ad65b0a2030a48dd153b38f905c81f5512720fdadc65be8f0797b958} in recent years. Blame it on Utah’s sizzling economy, ongoing building boom, low unemployment rate and the escalating cost of materials, driven in part by tariffs impacting steel and aluminum. The 405,000-square-foot Farmington High…

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CDE has sided with county officials in their latest budget dispute with Sweetwater UHSD. Earlier this month, the San Diego County Office of Education ordered Sweetwater to make changes to its budget projections. The county office is in charge of overseeing school districts’ finances and ensuring they are accurate and sound. Among those changes, the…

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Charter schools have long been criticized for not being as welcoming to students with disabilities or behavior problems as they are students without special needs. Lauren Morando Rhim, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools co-founder and executive director, said in a press release that while there are signs of improvement, “they can…

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