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  • 03/19/2019 1:52 PM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

    Darling-Hammond: Building a 'world class and equitable education system in California'


    MARCH 19, 2019


    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond administers oath to Linda Darling-Hammond on March 14, 2019 at State Board of Education chambers in Sacramento.

    Linda Darling-Hammond became president of the California State Board of Education on March 14, 2019. EdSource is closely tracking the changes in education policymaking in California since the election last November of Gov. Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. The following is a lightly edited transcript of Darling-Hammond’s opening remarks as State Board president at her first meeting on March 14.  For a video of the proceedings, go here

    I’m honored and I’m privileged to join State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and this State Board in an ongoing and renewed effort to build a world class and equitable education system in California.

    This board and the California Department of Education, and the previous governor and Legislature, have already accomplished a tremendous amount. I think it’s really important to take stock of that, and in the years ahead to build on what’s been accomplished.

    Every state or nation that I’ve ever studied that has really made a strong upward trajectory in education has had a 15 or 20 year window in which to do that work.  We have that opportunity now to continue the work and then refine what’s been going on.

    I probably don’t need to remind most of you that a decade ago John Merrow did a film called From First to Worst, describing what had happened in California over several decades of cuts in funding, of testing without investing, and of really narrowing the curriculum.

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  • 03/01/2019 11:14 AM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)

    Disclosure requirements for charter schools await Governor Newsom's signature!

    They'll have to follow California's open meetings, public records and conflict-of-issue laws.HARTER SCHOOLS

    FEBRUARY 28, 2019


    With uncommon speed, the California Assembly on Thursday followed the lead of the Senate a week ago, passing a bill imposing more disclosure and public access requirements on California’s 1,300-plus charter schools. Senate Bill 126, which the Assembly adopted with a 63-to-9 vote, will now head to Gov. Gavin Newsom, whose staff guided negotiations that led to its quick approval.

    The bill will require charter schools to follow the same laws governing open meetings, public records and conflicts of interest that apply to school districts. They include ensuring board meetings are open to the public, providing records to the public upon request and, to prevent personal gain, banning board members from voting on contracts in which they have a financial interest.  For the entire article please click on the link below:

  • 01/08/2019 4:20 PM | Cheryl Casagrande (Administrator)
    The CCEE applauds the hard work of school districts that met state and local indicators as identified by the 2018 California School Dashboard performance data released last month by the California Department of Education. 

    The CCEE stands ready and committed to serve alongside county offices of education and other stakeholders to assure the 374 districts now eligible for differentiated assistance receive the resources they need so all students succeed.

    Of the 374 LEAs eligible for differentiated assistance this year, 208 are newly identified districts and 135 district have been identified for the second year. 

    Thirty-one county offices of education are eligible for differentiated assistancefor the first time this year.

    Last year, a total of 228 districts were eligible for extra help based on 2017 CA School Dashboard results.

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