If you’re white or rich, it’s easy to believe that racism is something that ended years ago. But the hard truth is: That’s not supported by facts. Our society, institutions and culture are still filled with barriers that shut out people because of the color of their skin, the origins of where they were born…

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CASH sponsored the County Office Facility Planners Meeting in November. Here are the updates from that meeting: Election Analysis and Results Modifications to Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant program Priority Funding Round Apportionments Funding to Upgrade School HVAC and Water Systems Operating Schools in a COVID-19 Environment Annual Conference on School Facilities Click here for the…

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College officials are looking for ways to limit students’ travel to and from campus, including by eliminating spring break. While many students spent the break from classes at home or picked up extra hours at work, some made headlines last school year for partying in spite of the pandemic. This academic year’s spring plans come…

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New data turned heads last week when new construction starts, jobs and backlog all notched solid gains to provide a glimmer of hope for the industry, following a summer of worrisome trends that emerged in the immediate aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The numbers indicate that construction has rebounded from the negative effects of the…

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At this point the Zoom call has almost come to define learning and working in the age of COVID-19. But a few months ago, people began realizing that all these video calls were making them tired—exhausted even—more so than a day of in-person class or all-day meetings. The phenomena even has a name: Zoom fatigue….

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020, the State Allocation Board (SAB) held a meeting to conduct routine business, including the approval of funding for Career Technical Education Facility Program projects, hearing appeals, approval of regulations, and an extension of the Executive Director’s emergency powers. In her Executive Officer statement, Lisa Silverman provided the following updates: Extending Emergency…

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Topics covered in this month’s update include: Deadline for Governor to Act on Legislation November General Election SB 820 Update – Signed by Governor AB 841 Update – Signed by Governor Fall Bond Sale and School Facility Program Apportionments Virtual Fall Forum CMN Web-Shop Series 42nd Annual Conference on School Facilities Thank You to Our…

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When schools closed to in-person learning in the spring, some individualized supports for students with disabilities were easily transitioned to remote or virtual learning. But other services were harder to adapt to new learning formats due to the specific interventions that require physical or behavioral supports and other intensive services. To help all students with…

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