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, [...]
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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 [...]
We collectively bear witness to the breath stolen from George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Nina Pop, Monika Diamond, and countless others whose Black Lives Matter among a list that is too long and incomplete. Black Americans stand in the eye of law enforcement, public health, distance learning, and the economic storm of an oppressive system. At the CDE Foundation, equity is a practice - not just a word. It is a lens through which we see the world and the way in which we operate. For us, it is also personal, powerful and a process of undoing [...]
When school campuses across California closed due to COVID-19 in March of 2020, over six million students, their families and hundreds of thousands of educators had to pivot overnight to distance learning. At the outset, the closure seemed like it would be over in a matter of weeks, unfortunately, we know this was not the case. The stark reality we faced was that close to 1/5th of California students lacked the resources to continue their education from home, due either to a lack of connectivity, a device or both. Within days of this realization, in the midst of a global [...]
California students have big dreams. Unfortunately. some students face a much tougher road to achieve them. It's up to us to remove barriers in the education system that get in their way. Working with Alliance for Continuous Improvement partners, Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation developed this video as a way to help local educators, families, students and community groups engage with their schools, districts and counties in important conversations to better understand and meet the needs of every student. Download: Discussion Question ideas for use with the video. Note: To view the video with captions in multiple languages, click on [...]
We have compiled a range of great materials and resources for local stakeholders created by Alliance organizations, partners and media organizations. These are grouped by topics: Local Control Funding Formula, Local Control and Accountability Plans, California School Dashboard, System of Support and Continuous Improvement, and more. LOCAL CONTROL FUNDING FORMULA (LCFF) Ed100: Chapter 8.5 LCFF Primer: provides a thorough and accessible description (with infographics) about how money gets allocated from the state to local districts. The resource includes explanations of “basic aid” and how special education dollars are separately allocated. EdSource: Local Control Funding Formula Essentials Guide: A primer on [...]
Our organization is anchored by a small professional staff, a highly engaged Board of Directors, a complement of highly skilled and effective consultants, strong partnerships with the California Department of Education (CDE) and other education coalition members, foundations and corporations, and a network of individuals, educational institutions, and nonprofits across the state who share our commitment to public education and California’s students. During the second quarter of 2019 our organization went through a successful leadership transition of our CEO! You can find documents related to our search and announcements below. Please reach out to our team if you [...]