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  • Top 3-5 Most Pressing Challenges Facing African American Education Since Brown

  • Trends in Black Student Achievement over Time: What Policies Matter?

  • Promoting Black Student Achievement in the 21st Century

  • Higher Education

  • Future Leaders

  • Legislation for Today and the Future

  • Civil Rights and Community Leaders


Current News and Events

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11856 Balboa Blvd Suite #228
Granada Hills, CA 91344 
: (818) 217-6310
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CAAASA and Partners Health and Wellness Community Events are available.Registration is available in English and Spanish.  
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Upcoming Dates and Locations 

  • 04/20/2024    ParkView Educational Complex 44327 Fig Ave., Lancaster, 93534  (10am to 2pm)

  • 04/20/2024    Los Angeles High School, 4650 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019  (11am to 3pm)

  • 04/27/2024    LA City College, 855 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029  (10am to 2pm)

  • 05/11/2024    LAUSD- Cleveland HS 8140 Vanalden Ave Reseda, 91335  (11am to 3pm)

  • 05/18/2024    ParkView Educational Complex 44327 Fig Ave., Lancaster, 93534  (10am to 2pm)

African American Student Success Research-Practice Partnership

The partnership between CCEE and the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) began in 2017 with a professional learning network (PLN) that focused on identifying the inequities experienced by African American students in California K-12 schools. The original network, made up of four districts and three county offices, examined these inequities and identified systems-change approaches to addressing them within their local educational agencies (LEAs). 

In 2022, the PLN participants were reconvened for a series of in-depth discussions on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their ongoing work to improve outcomes for Black students. The results of these sessions were summarized in a brief released in June 2022.

Click here to learn more.

Equity in Action

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Collectively, the participating superintendents lead four California school districts (Compton, Lynwood, Pittsburg, and Fresno) and three California County Offices of Education (Los Angeles, Napa, and San Diego). They participated in a professional learning network in which they, together with leaders from several Local Educational Agencies, engaged in a deep analysis and examination of the problem of why African American students are disproportionately targeted for discipline and are suffering low academic outcomes in California schools. The network was charged to research perceptions, pedagogies, and practices that have successfully impacted African American students’ educational experiences.


Their convening and the resulting whitepaper were made possible by the California Association of African-American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA) and funded by a grant awarded by California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE).

Education is A Civil Right


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