In Case You Missed It: GPG in 2017

December 29, 2017
Funding Research and Grant Proposal Development| Informational| Strategic, Business, Sustainability, and Action Planning| Systems Change and Collaboration
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In 2017, we supported many amazing clients and initiatives working to impact their respective fields: We supported the planning process for the Family Justice Center Sonoma County (FJCSC) to develop and pilot a screening tool for polyvictimization to be used by the FJCSC and its partners. This screening tool will allow the FJCSC and its partners to better identify and effectively serve individuals that have experienced polyvictimization (multiple victimizations of different kinds), who often experience higher levels of negative health complications, in addition to higher likelihoods of… Read More →


New Resource Exploring Promising Approaches to California’s Teacher Shortage

September 22, 2017
Systems Change and Collaboration
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The California Labor Management Initiative (CA LMI) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) have released a new resource for districts and others interested in learning more about emerging approaches to California’s teacher shortage. This compendium, “From Shortage to Solutions: Exploring Promising Approaches to California’s Teacher Shortage,” was based on the results of two meetings convened by the CA LMI and the CTC on May 2-3, 2017 held in the San Francisco Bay Area and Orange County and focused on sharing and exploring actionable approaches to the California teacher shortage. The meetings… Read More →


The California Labor Management Initiative Convenes its First Summer Institute

August 15, 2017
Systems Change and Collaboration
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The California Labor Management Initiative (CA LMI) held its first Summer Institute on June 19-21, 2017 in San Diego, CA. The two-day meeting offered an opportunity for labor-management teams from across the state to convene, collaborate, and learn from national experts and local experiences. The Institute also included an optional pre-conference day for teams new to labor management collaboration. The Institute convened 21 district teams composed of superintendents and other district staff, school board members, and teacher and… Read More →


First 5 California and California Department of Education Release Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: Implementation Plan for the State of California

January 17, 2017
Systems Change and Collaboration
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In April 2015, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 1 and National Research Council (NRC) published Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8: A Unifying Foundation . This report provides recommendations to “build a workforce that is unified by the foundation of the science of child development and early learning and the shared knowledge and competencies that are needed to provide consistent, high-quality support for the development and early learning of children from birth through age 8.” Following the release of the… Read More →


CDE Releases A Blueprint for Great Schools: Version 2.0

July 28, 2015
Systems Change and Collaboration
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July 24, 2015 marked the official release of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson’s A Blueprint for Great Schools: Version 2.0 (Blueprint 2.0), a new plan to guide California education over the next four years. The plan is an update to Torlakson’s 2011 Blueprint that outlined a vision for transforming K-12 education in California. In Spring 2015, the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation convened the Blueprint 2.0 Planning Team to develop recommendations for Superintendent Torlakson in five strategic… Read More →