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Section 114 of Senate Bill (SB) 98 appropriates $3 million from the General Fund to establish an Expert Lead in Literacy within the statewide system of support. The State Department of Education and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence shall select a county office of education to serve as the expert lead in literacy, consistent with Section 52073.1 of the Education Code, no later than December 1, 2020. The Expert Lead in Literacy will be a county office of education (COE), selected by the CDE in partnership with the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), and will support grantees to build statewide professional learning networks and provide technical assistance to increase statewide capacity in implementing effective literacy instruction.

 

The Request for Application has been posted and a technical assistance webinar for applicants will be hosted on October 2nd. Please visit the CDE website for additional information.