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April 10, 2023
Award will honor an Exemplary Woman in Education
Nominations due by July 14
Nominations are now being accepted for ACSA’s Exemplary Woman in Education Award, which will be presented at the 2023 Women in School Leadership Forum. ACSA is seeking nominations for outstanding women in educational leadership. The nominee should serve as a role model for other women and demonstrate:
  • A passion for the profession.
  • A commitment to grow and develop others (seeking mentors to better herself and by becoming a mentor to others).
  • A demonstrated desire to give back through public and/or community service.
  • Advocacy for the value of school administrators and contributions to the improvement of the profession.
  • Effective crisis leadership during unprecedented times.
Nominee must be an ACSA member to qualify.
The winner will be notified and the award announced by September 1.
Visit to submit your nomination by Friday, July 14
School counselor capacity grant RFA now available
The California state budget signed in July 2022 authorized $10 million for capacity grants to establish new school counselor residency programs that support local efforts to recruit, develop support systems for, provide outreach and communication strategies to, and retain a diverse school counseling workforce that reflects a local educational agency community’s diversity. The School Counselor Residency Capacity Grant RFA is now available. Applications are due to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing by 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2023. Visit for more information.
Classified credentialing grant RFA due June 16
The sum of $34 million remains from the $125 million that was appropriated for the California Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing Program in AB 130. Grant awards of up to $4,800 per participant per year over the life of the grant, through June 30, 2026, may be made to funded applicants. Eligible applicants are local education agencies — school districts, county offices of education or charter schools interested in securing grant funding to recruit and support classified staff who already hold an associate or higher degree to complete a bachelor’s degree and earn a California teaching credential. The Request for Application for this grant opportunity is now available, and proposals must be received at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing by 5 p.m. on June 16. Visit the Classified Grant Program webpage for more information at
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