The CDE Foundation announced today that it has named Ed Honowitz as the new Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Honowitz has been serving as the Interim CEO for the last ten months, and will now transition into this permanent role. CDE Foundation has established significant partnerships across the state with organizations, funders and school districts to support public education. Many of CDE Foundation’s core programs have grown to become a part of an education network of resources that expands opportunities to collaborate and increase capacity on behalf of California’s students. “Ed Honowitz is an experienced leader with a clear [...]
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Chief Executive Officer, CDE Foundation The CDE Foundation is seeking a highly-skilled executive with the ability to work across various levels of the educational system to become the next CEO of this innovative education organization. The ideal candidate has an exceptional track record in education policy, nonprofit management, and fundraising and can execute a vision in partnership with the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the California Department of Education, and high-level education partners across the state. This leader must view education through an equitable lens and create a collaborative culture within CDEF. This leader must be adept at managing [...]
Join us for the Summer of CS Kick-off and Professional Learning Week! I The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is excited to announce the Summer of CS Kick-off on June 6th and Professional Learning Week - June 13-17th. California teachers, counselors, and administrators are invited to join the Summer of CS Virtual Kick-Off event on June 6th from 4-6 pm to celebrate equity-minded computer science (CS) education. Bring a team and expand the vision for CS education in your class, school, district or county! I During the Summer of CS Virtual Kick-Off event, you will have opportunities to learn [...]
February is Black History Month, and while we know we should be learning about the historical contributions of African Americans and all people of color all year long, we are always happy to highlight the actions of African Americans during this month as well. Our theme for this month is Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of learning and growing, it considers activities, rituals, and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well. There have been many injustices when it comes to [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
February is Black History Month, and while we know we should be learning about the historical contributions of African Americans and all people of color all year long, we are always happy to highlight the actions of African Americans during this month as well. Our theme for this month is Black Health and Wellness. This theme acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners in Western medicine, but also other ways of learning and growing, it considers activities, rituals, and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well. There have been many injustices when it comes [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]