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CDE Foundation Announces CEO Transition


Update: Announcement from our Board Chair, naming Ed Honowitz at Interim CEO I I 11/5/21 Letter from outgoing CEO: Dear Friends and Colleagues, I write today to inform you of my departure from the CDE Foundation on November 17th, after more than seven and a half years as a member of this extraordinary team. It has been an honor to contribute to many cycles of growth and evolution of the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation. We started small, committed to providing an opportunity incubator for CDE initiatives, and our progress has been remarkable. My own professional arc maps similarly: I [...]

CDE Foundation Announces CEO Transition2021-11-17T17:59:48+00:00

LMI Report – Covid’s Impact on Ed


The CDE Foundation is proud to release the report Grappling with Covid’s Impact on Education: Labor and Management Confront the Crisis, by Dr. Julia Koppich. You can read a prologue from our CA LMI team below. Download the executive summary and full report here. UPDATE - NEW PACE COMMENTARY: Strong, Collaborative Labor-Management Relations Can Move Postpandemic Education Forward Authored by Julia E. Koppich | J. Koppich & Associates As we move into fall and the beginning of a new school year, California school districts are facing myriad decisions. This new PACE commentary focuses on the kinds of decisions districts and [...]

LMI Report – Covid’s Impact on Ed2021-08-25T21:20:30+00:00

Eye On Equity


To celebrate and recognize pioneers that represent and serve Hispanic/Latinx communities in honor of Hispanic Heritage month, CDE Foundation would like to recognize two great partners, Families In Schools (FIS) and Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), with which we have collaborated on critical family engagement initiatives. These organizations provide knowledge and skills to families, schools and communities to effectively engage and partner with one another to ensure student success. They engage with families from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds in California and nationally. In California they serve many Hispanic/Latinx communities and English learner student populations. We recognize FIS and [...]

Eye On Equity2021-09-27T18:50:35+00:00

Black History Month


  Our recommitment to practicing racial equity. As we launch into the new year and Black History Month, the CDE Foundation stands firmly in its commitment to putting equity into practice. Since we wrote our Racial Equity Statement in June of 2020, we’ve made strides toward practicing the essential work of dismantling persistent systems of oppression in our education system. We promised to share more about how we are taking steps to address these institutional barriers and structural racism. On this page, you can find a variety of content to explore and leaders to learn from, and a partial list of actions we’ve [...]

Black History Month2021-02-11T19:35:56+00:00

PK12 Webinar


Join Us for a Virtual Launch Event! Join us for a conversation about the realities of implementing the early years of education in California and some of the strategies to do better for children. The pandemic has only increased the pressure on California’s schools to ensure children are on track for postsecondary success – and to do so in an equitable way. Over the next few years, that goal can only be accomplished by improving outcomes in early childhood and early elementary years. As California looks to strengthen its early education system, policy changes and new capacities could make a [...]

PK12 Webinar2021-02-18T20:02:55+00:00

STEAM Family Day


Join us for STEAM Family Day on Sunday, December 13th! Family Day Tickets are only $45 per family! The California STEAM Symposium invites families to join us for Family Day, which is designed for parents and their children. Enjoy a day of learning, joy, laughter, and inspiration at the California STEAM Symposium. Family Day is only $45! Sunday, Dec. 13 from 9am - 1pm PT. OUR STEAM FAMILY DAY KEYNOTES! Dianna Cowern, aka “Physics Girl” To be eligible to win a spot in a small group Q&A with her, register today to give yourself the gift of scientific joy! Dianna [...]

STEAM Family Day2020-12-08T15:56:55+00:00

CA LMI Spotlight – Dinuba’s Journey: From Conflict to Cooperation


At a time when we are inundated with stories of divisiveness, our CA LMI team brings you stories from the field of how educators have come together for the common good focusing on issues as critical as ending generational poverty through education. The California Labor Management Initiative Spotlight series is a research-based examination of labor-management practices in school systems that have built intentional partnership strategies to improve outcomes for students and staff. The CA LMI Spotlight author, Julia Koppich, is a leading education policy researcher and has served as a policy consultant for numerous state and federal organizations. These stories from the field, focus on the practices, [...]

CA LMI Spotlight – Dinuba’s Journey: From Conflict to Cooperation2020-10-15T23:54:56+00:00

A Pathway to Math Equity


The CDE Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with Education Trust-West, in collaboration with over 30 other education organizations, released “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction,” an approach for supporting equitable access to math standards for grades 6-8 focusing on students who are gaining proficiency in English as well as Black and Latinx students. The Pathway offers actionable resources immediately available for teachers to implement during hybrid learning, especially in this moment of the pandemic, and into the future. School leaders and teachers can move from crisis to opportunity by using these tools to address and close inequities in math education. [...]

A Pathway to Math Equity2020-09-18T16:01:55+00:00

Lunch Bites Podcast Launches!


  Lunch Bites Podcast Now Available! The Lunch Bites series is expanding! Join your hosts, Karyn Warner and Glennon Stratton, as they kick off the NEW Lunch Bites podcast. In each episode, you’ll hear educators share their innovative practices, resources, and practical solutions to benefit ALL students and our greater education community. Subscribe to the podcast on the Apple, Spotify, and Google podcast platforms. A quick preview of our podcast episodes is below! 

Lunch Bites Podcast Launches!2020-09-18T16:20:18+00:00

Our New Blog – Compassion Centered Education


The Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation is excited to kick off its new blog! Here we will share timely and powerful reflections and tools for implementing solutions that result in a strong and valued public education system that serves every student in California. We launch this initiative with “Speaking Truth to Power — Healing Words for Educators in the Age of COVID-19,” an article offered by Dr. Jacquelyn Ollison, Program Director of The California Teacher Residency Lab (The Lab). It is based on an article she wrote and is presented in three parts. This is part one. Compassion Center Education: [...]

Our New Blog – Compassion Centered Education2020-09-18T16:19:56+00:00
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