Monthly Archives: March 2021

An administrator at the California Department of Education was put on paid leave Thursday while department officials investigate allegations that he authored books and articles about conspiracy theories and used anti-Semitic rhetoric. The department began an internal investigation of Craig Heimbichner, who was promoted in January to the position of education administrator in the charter…

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After COVID-19 forced the nation’s schools online, thousands of districts scrambled to partner with internet service providers to cover the cost of broadband for low-income students. The result was a patchwork of temporary agreements that connected millions of families, often via innovative public-private partnerships. Now, though, many of those deals face looming expiration dates—with no…

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Signed by Gavin Newsom in September 2020, Assembly Bill 841 created the “School Energy Efficiency Stimulus Program” (the SEES Program) which, in turn, created two new grant programs intended to fund specific air quality, ventilation, energy efficiency, plumbing, and water efficiency improvements. Funding will be awarded to school districts and charter schools for HVAC assessment,…

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By Robert McEntire, Ed.D. on March 11, 2021 As we approach the one-year anniversary of the first wave of statewide lockdowns, we are starting to see a few rays of sunshine poke through the cloudy skies that have hung over the state, or at least our collective mental state, for too long. If the estimates…

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Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:00 – 11:30 AM The 2021 CASH Webinar series began in January, with school district leaders sharing their districts’ plans for serving students in the year to come amidst the pandemic. CASH will continue to provide perspectives from school district directors as we continue to navigate the progression of COVID-19, new…

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By Julie Arthur, CASH Chair As the discussion on how and when to reopen schools has become the focus at the federal, state and local levels, CASH understands that school facilities and maintenance plays a significant role in this critical issue. CASH continues to focus on providing resources to K-12 school districts and county offices…

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