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Residency Specialist position


Our California Teacher Residency Lab team is hiring! The Residency Specialist is an integral part of our statewide teacher and counselor residency system. The Residency Specialist will be primarily responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive scope and sequence of support for California residencies in various phases of development. The residency specialist will have the opportunity to work in partnership with Local Educational Agencies (LEA) and Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to position the Residency Technical Assistance Center for future success, growth, and sustainability as California embarks upon its most innovative phase in educator preparation. This is a [...]

Residency Specialist position2023-09-13T21:16:52+00:00

CA STEAM Symposium – Registration is live!


  Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation, in partnership with the California Department of Education, and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, invite all STEAM enthusiasts to join us for our 11th annual convening on February 9-10, 2024 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, California! Learn more and register today!  Together we will share knowledge, research, and stories to support each other in navigating our personal and professional journeys. The Symposium will provide a brave space for exploring equity in STEAM learning, particularly for underrepresented populations we seek to grow in STEAM: [...]

CA STEAM Symposium – Registration is live!2023-05-03T03:35:52+00:00

CA STEAM Initiatives and CA LMI are Hiring!


Update: Both positions have been filled (7/31/23) Our team is expanding! You can find brief overviews of our two open positions below with full job description links. Applications are encouraged prior to May 19, 2023, and will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. CA LMI Program Manager. This position is primarily responsible for managing the CA LMI program giving detailed attention to program strategy, project coordination, and program implementation. This role will work closely with labor-management teams to problem-solve and learn collaboration strategies and facilitate professional learning opportunities. This work will lead the operational components [...]

CA STEAM Initiatives and CA LMI are Hiring!2023-08-18T18:33:31+00:00

CA LMI Summer Institute in June, 2023!


Registration for the Summer Institute is open! Our team is excited to invite labor-management teams back to San Diego for the 2023 CA LMI Summer Institute on June 20-22, 2023. The CA LMI Summer Institute will bring together labor-management teams to hear from experts, partners and exemplar districts around navigating the current times, sustaining labor-management teams and building community. Labor-management teams will also have time within the institute to collaboratively plan for challenges and opportunities around the 2023-2024 school year. The Summer Institute is three days of learning, sharing, and relationship building with tools and structured time to work closely with your labor-management team [...]

CA LMI Summer Institute in June, 2023!2023-04-26T16:02:31+00:00

CEO Announcement!


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 [...]

CEO Announcement!2022-09-29T17:01:50+00:00

Hiring CEO


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 key [...]

Hiring CEO2023-04-26T15:25:34+00:00

Summer of CS


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 [...]

Summer of CS2022-04-19T22:52:26+00:00

Black Health and Wellness


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 [...]

Black Health and Wellness2022-02-23T17:05:50+00:00

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
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