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Region 1 Announcements

ACSA Academies Come to Region 1

posted May 24, 2017, 9:39 AM by Robert Adams   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 11:06 AM ]

There are two ACSA Academies in NorCal this year.   Click Title to Download Rebate Form

  • Curriculum & Instruction Leaders will be starting September 22 at three locations via video conference.   
  • Principals Academy will be starting September 22 in Red Bluff.

For more information or to sign up go to www.acsa.org/academies
Check out the Scholarships page for academy support from Region 1 or open the file below.

Region 1 Delegates at ACSA Leadership Assembly

posted Oct 20, 2016, 3:01 PM by Robert Adams

Region 1 Board Delegates at ACSA Leadership Assembly, pictured with ACSA Executive Director, Wes Smith.  From left to right, Tim Calkins (President of Student Service and Special Education), Kenny Richards (Consultant), Els Prigmore (State Board Representative), Wes Smith (ACSA Executive Director), Chris Hartley (Region 1 President), Jim Cloney (VP Legislative Action), and Tom Armelino (ACSA Past President).

ACSA North State Conference - April 28-30, 2017

posted Mar 3, 2015, 1:02 PM by Gary Jones   [ updated Dec 5, 2016, 8:56 AM by Robert Adams ]

Don't miss this year's conference with top keynote speakers, relevant breakout sessions, the latest from education vendors, networking and the best value for your time and dollars around.

This year's ACSA North State Conference will be held at The Peppermill in Reno, Nevada. 
Sam LaCara Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament  April 27, 2017 - Flyer HERE

Phone: 530.282.5331 or 530.534.5006

Interested in presenting?  email us above.
April 28, 2017
April 30, 2017
The Peppermill
530 282 5331
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2707 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV, United States, 89502

When interdistrict school transfers are denied

posted Dec 11, 2014, 1:54 PM by Gary Jones

Dunsmuir High School District Principal/Superintendent Ray Keller said the impacts of interdistrict transfer are not just financial, but also involve the quality of education for the students who stay in their district.

“If we’re going to keep viable programs and expand the depth and scope of our educational processes and offering, there are costs involved. In order to do that, schools need to keep the personnel they have,” Kellar said.

Read entire article HERE.

Common Core stays after school

posted Nov 19, 2014, 9:07 AM by Gary Jones

A preliminary review of 60 Local Control and Accountability Plans, which are meant to guide spending for districts for the next three years, found that 81 percent mentioned after-school or expanded learning programs and 85 percent mentioned summer programs, according to Jessica Gunderson, policy director for the Partnership for Children and Youth, a nonprofit based in Oakland that promotes expanded learning programs, which did the review.

Read article HERE.

School Districts investing heavily in Summer Matters

posted Nov 19, 2014, 9:04 AM by Gary Jones

From large urban areas like Sacramento and Oakland, to rural and suburban areas like Salinas and Stockton, more than 50 out of the 60 school districts surveyed across California will be utilizing additional funding from the state to expand or add high-quality summer programming. The Summer Matters Campaign identified the trend as a sign that school districts are increasingly recognizing summer learning as a necessary component of any strategy to advance critical educational initiatives, from social-emotional learning, to Common Core, to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), to literacy.

Read article HERE.

Local Control Funding Gets High Marks from Educators

posted Oct 28, 2014, 2:40 PM by Gary Jones

Now, this is different: The California legislature passed a law, and people actually like it. They are trying hard to implement the spirit of the state's new finance formula rather than trivialize it with minimum compliance behavior.

Such is the takeaway from a just released report by Daniel Humphrey and Julia Koppich. Their research, Toward a Grand Vision: Early Implementation of California's Local Control Funding Formula, follows the law's first year in 10 school districts: huge and small, urban and rural.

Read entire article HERE.

Tuck, Torlakson debate union power, lawsuit

posted Oct 1, 2014, 8:20 AM by Gary Jones

The two candidates for state superintendent of public instruction disagreed on the condition of K-12 education in California, the influence of teachers unions and which of them is best qualified for the job at a forum Saturday in Burlingame, the last scheduled joint appearance before the Nov. 4 election.

Read entire article HERE.

The writer is John Fensterwald; his articles are always informative and timely. This article is balanced and contains a video of the one-hour debate.

Stanislaus County educator explains school spending priorities

posted Sep 29, 2014, 9:07 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 9:07 AM ]

(Concise overview of LCFF and LCAP)

Mary Stires started as a teacher, worked her way up to district office administrator, and now uses everything she learned along the way for her oversight role at the Stanislaus County Office of Education.

Read entire article HERE.

Dunsmuir superintendent spreads ALS challenge to peers

posted Sep 2, 2014, 8:30 AM by Gary Jones   [ updated Sep 2, 2014, 8:32 AM ]

Dunsmuir High School senior football team members dumped two big buckets of ice and water on superintendent-principal Ray Kellar Aug. 29 outside the school as part of the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Dunsmuir High School superintendent-principal Ray Kellar took two big buckets of ice and water Friday at the end of an outdoor pep rally, and he passed the ALS ice bucket challenge on to all other superintendents.

Read more HERE

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