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Lewis, Jodi; Nodine, Thad; Venezia, Andrea – Education Insights Center, 2017
This brief focuses on the potential role of County Offices of Education (COEs) in bridging the state's vision for college and career readiness with the implementation needs of local districts and schools. After summarizing the work of 10 COEs that are known for supporting districts in increasing college and career readiness, the brief raises…
Descriptors: Counties, County School Districts, Public Agencies, College Readiness
Lewis, Jodi; Bracco, Kathy Reeves; Moore, Colleen; Nodine, Thad; Venezia, Andrea – Education Insights Center, 2016
Student transfer processes from the California Community Colleges (CCC) to the California State University (CSU) have been simplified somewhat over the past few years, but they remain complex and confusing for most transfer students, according to students, administrators, and staff at several community colleges and CSU campuses. Transfer…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, State Universities
Jez, Su Jin; Adan, Sara – Education Insights Center, 2016
California's dynamic economy depends on having a large and skilled workforce; consequently, the state must continually support and refine efforts to provide workers with employer-valued competencies. Given the wide range of regional and state needs across this vast state, ensuring that the workforce has the training to keep up with labor market…
Descriptors: State Programs, Economic Development, Labor Force Development, Alignment (Education)
Moore, Colleen; Grubb, Brock; Esch, Camille – Education Insights Center, 2016
Conventional wisdom suggests that local educators tend to be wary of efforts by the state to gather more information from their institutions, due to the burdens that such requests often entail. But California's current education landscape, with its shift from state to local control of funding and accountability in the K-12 system, its massive…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, Data Collection, School District Autonomy, Higher Education
Jez, Su Jin; Nodine, Thad – Education Insights Center, 2016
The Economic and Workforce Development Program (EWD) aims to support California's economy by aligning community college educational programs with workforce development needs. The program connects employers and community college educators through a network of workforce training resources and partnerships called "Doing What Matters for Jobs and…
Descriptors: State Programs, Economic Development, Labor Force Development, Alignment (Education)
Lewis, Jodi; Nodine, Thad; Venezia, Andrea – Education Insights Center, 2016
This brief shares the perspectives and concerns of high school teachers in two districts regarding implementing the Common Core State Standards, specifically as the Common Core pertains to preparing more students for college and well-paying careers. The brief also makes state policy recommendations for ways to support teachers in their efforts to…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, State Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education
Venezia, Andrea; Lewis, Jodi – Education Insights Center, 2015
The early years of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in California were complicated by the Great Recession as well as by a significant devolution of finance and programmatic control to the local level through the Local Control Funding Formula. The state charted a steady course and took a systematic approach to CCSS…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness, State Policy
Moore, Coleen; Venezia, Andrea; Lewis, Jodi; Lefkovitz, Bina – Education Insights Center, 2015
As education reforms increasingly focus on the needs of students as they cross education systems and enter the workforce, regional partnerships, or consortia, are developing across the country to meet a wide range of students' needs. While regional partnerships have existed in different forms for decades to serve community needs, current…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Geographic Regions, Consortia, Sustainability
Education Insights Center, 2015
This brief is aimed at state policymakers as a companion to the report, "Organizing for Success: California's Regional Education Partnerships." The brief recommends actions that could be taken by state policymakers and philanthropic foundations to better support the work of regional partnerships--such as improving alignment across…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, State Policy, Alignment (Education), Sustainability