The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) is a statewide agency designed to help deliver on California’s promise of a quality, equitable education for every student.

CCEE does this by working collaboratively with other state agencies, partner agencies, county offices of education (COEs), and stakeholders to address the most pressing needs of California’s local educational agencies (LEAs). Through California’s innovative System of Support, county offices of education, school districts, and charter schools receive the resources necessary for improvement.

Designed to “advise and assist,” CCEE does not carry out compliance or accountability functions. CCEE serves as strategic thought partner working alongside educators to listen, identify goals and needs, promote innovative thinking, and jointly solve problems. The CCEE is staffed by accomplished and experienced educators, researchers and facilitators who are passionate about assuring each and every student in California receive a high-quality education.

As the statewide agency solely charged with assisting LEAs in need of support, CCEE provides specialized services to LEAs including:

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Direct Technical Assistance

An important part of our work is teaming with county offices of education and other expert resources to build the capacity of individual Local Education Agencies through Direct Technical Assistance.

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Systemic Instructional Reviews

Under a state legislative statute, an LEA can automatically be referred to the CCEE for Wraparound Support if the LEA is receiving an emergency apportionment because it is fiscally insolvent.

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Facilitation Support

CCEE facilitates the development and implementation of structures, relationships, and processes to support the expansion of the System of Support for LEAs.

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Distance Teaching & Learning

We're helping educators and administrators adjust to the new reality of online and socially distanced learning through our Distance Learning Series.