Delivering on California's promise of a quality, equitable education for every student The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence transforms public education, so every student is inspired and prepared to thrive as their best self in the world.
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CCEE Centers for Educational Excellence

Teaching, Learning, & Leading

This center builds capacity and support for local educational agency (LEAs) currently receiving and in need of targeted assistance to effectively address the systemic and instructional needs of students historically underserved.

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What We Do:

  • Help LEAs and county offices of education (COEs) achieve their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals for students historically underserved.
  • Identify and use school and district turnaround principles that effectively build capacity of system leaders to address academic and social emotional well-being of all students. 
  • Build a statewide professional learning infrastructure that supports COEs/LEAs in attending to evidence-based practices.
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Innovation, Instruction & Impact

This center implements a statewide approach to improving local educational agencies' (LEAs) capacity by collaboratively developing, delivering, sharing, and spotlighting research-based practices that demonstrate the power to improve outcomes.

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What We Do:

  • Identify strategies and resources that advise and assist county offices of education (COEs)/local educational agencies (LEAs) in meeting their Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) goals for students historically underserved.
  • Expand partnerships and networks to provide rapid responses to support teaching and learning.
  • Support CCEE communication and engagement strategies to provide rapid responses to increase accessibility to and use of resources.
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Transformative Systems

This center facilitates the development of a shared vision for implementation of the Statewide System of Support (SSOS) that develops coordinated actions resulting in equitable educational student outcomes.

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What We Do:

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of structures, relationships, and processes to support the System of Support for all LEAs to effectively meet their LCAP goals for students historically underserved.
  • Identify and distribute promising practices of county offices of education (COEs)/local educational agencies (LEAs) that build innovation, collaboration, and implementation across the state.
  • Build a coherent statewide system of support that coordinates, collaborates, and integrates resources and strategies to improve educational outcomes for all students.
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What We Do

CCEE's Role in the System of Support

Established by statute in 2013, the CCEE has been designated as one of the key agencies charged with delivering educational equity for each and every student in California. Partnering with the California Department of Education and other state lead agencies, the CCEE acts as a leader, facilitator, and convener throughout the state educational system in assisting local educational agencies in accomplishing improved student outcomes as defined in their Local Control Accountability Plan Goals (LCAP).