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A Blueprint for Great Schools Version 2.0

By the Blueprint 2.0 Planning Team for State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, dated 2015.

Building on the success of the groundbreaking 2011 report A Blueprint for Great Schools, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson asked a special team of education leaders and experts this year to put together a road map to California's future. The result is A Blueprint for Great Schools Version 2.0 (PDF; 3MB; Modified 27-Jul-2015). The action plan details the steps to take in coming years to enhance learning in 21st century and provide all children a world-class education.

Table of Contents

A Call to Action: Continuing Our Journey Toward a World-Class Education.

California Schools—A Snapshot.

  1. Introduction: Our Journey Together on The California Way.
  2. California's Education North Star.
    1. CDE Mission.
    2. Right Drivers.
    3. Guiding Principles.
  3. Strategic Priority Areas.
    1. California Standards.
    2. Teaching and Leading Excellence.
    3. Student Success.
    4. Continuous Improvement and Accountability Systems.
    5. Systems Change and Supports for Strategic Priorities.
  4. Conclusion.
  5. Acknowledgments.
Questions: Dina Fong | dfong@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0551 
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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