NCLB Waiver Request -
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November 5, 2004: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell and the California State Board of Education are asking the U.S. Department of Education to allow California to continue to assess the English proficiency of kindergarten and first grade students based on listening, speaking, and comprehension skills. For more information, please visit
O'Connell and SBE on NCLB Waiver - Year 2004. [Note, the preceding link is no longer valid.]
Stolen Honor Broadcast on Sinclair Broadcasting
October 20, 2004: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell and State Controller Steve Westly sent a letter to the Sinclair Broadcasting Group. Both are board members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), and wanted to express their concern about Sinclair's partisan activities. CalSTRS owns 119,938 shares of Sinclair and two bonds.
Back to School
September 3, 2004: Letter to county and district superintendents welcoming them back to the start of the traditional school year.
Back to School
September 3, 2004: Letter to parents welcoming students back to the start of the traditional school year.
UC Merced Cutbacks
June 21, 2004: Letter to Chairman Wes Chesbro about recent Conference Committee discussions to cut $20 million in planning funds for UC Merced.
Letter to Senator Chris Dodd
May 5, 2008: Letter to Senator Dodd regarding the No Child Left Behind Reform Act. Attachment to
Changes to NCLB Law. [Note, the preceding link is no longer valid.]
Resolution of Non-Compliant Findings at Westminster Elementary
April 19, 2004: Letter from the Superintendent of Public Instruction to James Reed, Westminster Elementary School District regarding "Proposed Resolution of Non-Compliant Findings."
NCLB Letter to U.S. Secretary Rod Paige
March 24, 2004: California Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell was joined by his counterparts from 14 states to urge U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige to allow states with strong accountability systems greater flexibility under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.