California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE)

Toolkit Interview Podcasts

Thank you accessing the CCEE’s Dashboard for Alternative School Status Program (DASS) Toolkit. We encourage you to share this audio link to build knowledge and skills around the topic. This is DASS Podcast Interview No. 1 which features Roger Rice, Deputy Superintendent with the Ventura County Office of Education, and Cathy Parker, Deputy Superintendent of the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools. Rice and Parker discuss the technical underpinnings of the DASS program, what LEA officials should consider, and some other helpful advice.

This is DASS Podcast Interview No. 2 which features Ernie Silva, executive director of SIATech Charter Schools, a high-school dropout recovery program. He’s also the executive of Reach At Promise Students Association, a non-profit organization focused on helping educators working with at-risk students. Silva provides key considerations for charter schools as it relates to DASS.

This is DASS Podcast Interview No. 3. which features Jenny Singh, the administrator of the accountability unit at the California Department of Education. Singh explains the technical underpinnings of the DASS Program and why its an important element under the state’s new school accountability system.

This is the fourth DASS podcast interview which features the story of how the Kern County Superintendent of Schools is moving forward to continuously improve its alternative education programs.