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. Adapting in a Time of Crisis. Labor-management collaboration is not an absence of conflict or disagreement. It is the ability to work together, lifting up diverse experiences and perspectives, and persevering until we address the issue at hand. Even in the best of times, developing trust and collaboration in large organizations is a challenge. This is [...]
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June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Pride Month, when the world’s LGBTQ+ community comes together to celebrate major wins and continue the fight for inclusion. This month is rooted in the arduous history of the queer community who have struggled for decades to overcome prejudice and be accepted for who they are and live out and proud. Join our team to uplift our staff, partners, and resources this month. Reflections from our team The story of queer trauma is the one most often told; the one that pulls at our heart, forces us to wonder why, how someone could survive under such [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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. [...]
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!
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: [...]
Download here: REFLECTIONS ON 2019: REIMAGINING A PATH FORWARD The world is a different place today. In the past few months, we found ourselves reflecting not only on our 2019 highlights but also considering the scale of change experienced over this past year by the CDE Foundation team and the communities we serve across the state of California. In less than a year, we welcomed a new CEO, four new staff members and several additional board members, and saw substantial growth in our program areas. Through these shifts we have remained consistent in our commitment to collaborative partnerships. Our team [...]