CALE Voices from the Field: CORE’s Robert Sheffield on California’s New Math Framework

In the latest entry of CALE’s policy video series, Voices from the Field, Robert Sheffield, President, Consortium on Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE), joins CALE to discuss California’s new math framework, which is scheduled for adoption in May of 2022. In his...

Educator Burnout, Equity, and Tips for Coping

By Laura Buckner Educator burnout is a real and growing issue. According to a recent RAND Corporation Survey, almost a quarter of all K–12 teachers in the United States were considering quitting after the 2020/21 school year. Similarly, staff of local education...

CALE Voices from the Field: Advancing Equity with CDE’s Dr. Daniel Lee

In the latest entry of CALE's policy video series, Voices from the Field, Dr. Daniel Lee, CDE’s Deputy Superintendent for Equity, joins CALE to discuss: CDE's equity priorities Elevating student and family voice What LEAs can do to advance equity What’s working in...

What can the scramble to get classrooms online during COVID teach us about better professional learning?

When COVID-prompted shutdowns moved instruction out of the classroom, learning to use new tech tools was one of the primary hurdles faced by district staff and teachers. While the sudden move to distance learning was traumatic and disruptive for everyone, early...

Strong Professional Learning Systems for Math Instruction in California: What Do We Know Today?

This Knowledge Brief is part of a continuing series designed to inform California education leaders about key policy issues related to teachers and teaching in the Golden State. BY ELIZABETH BURR, REINO MAKKONEN, RYAN LEWIS, ERIC CRANE The coming months are an...

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We strive for a future where public education meets the needs of all learners, especially the underserved.

INNOVATION

We seek out and nurture promising advancements in educator practice, allowing the spark of potential to flourish.

RESPECT

We foster respect and regard for the teaching profession by amplifying the great work, talent, and knowledge around us.
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COLLABORATION

We forge new links that help grow the impact of organizations and individuals by empowering meaningful partnerships and coaction.

ACTION

We are driven to take chances and explore bold possibilities as we work to advance the teaching profession.
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