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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #11-30
April 15, 2011
Contact: Tina Jung
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

Education Roundup for the Week Ending April 15, 2011

SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) today issues this week's Education Roundup featuring education-related announcements of public interest.

GOAL Awards

Two education organizations will be presented with the 2010-11 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning (GOAL) award on May 27 during the Advisory Commission on Special Education meeting at CDE. Three other organizations also will be recognized for exemplary practices in special education:

The winners, selected among 24 entries, are: Transition Resources for Adult Community Education (TRACE) of the San Diego Unified School District, and The Rocket Shop Café, a student-run business of the California School for the Blind in Fremont.

The three organizations receiving special recognition are: Walton Special Center in Stockton; Vallejo Transition of the Vallejo City Unified School District; and LAUNCH Preschool of the Torrance Unified School District.

The GOAL award was created in 2005-06 and was funded by Hollywood producer Brian Grazer’s family to recognize exemplary practices in special education and to celebrate programs that serve California youth with disabilities and the professionals who provide these services. GOAL recipients are typically awarded a $5,000 check to invest back into their programs. Awardees are typically given a $5,000 check to invest back into their programs. For more information, please visit Advisory Commission on Special Education (ACSE) - Administration & Support.
2009-10 Data Posted on Ed Data

The Education Data Partnership has updated its Web site with financial reports on K-12 school districts and county offices of education, as well as statewide revenues and expenditures for 2009-10, the latest data available.

Reports on the Ed-Data Web site help explain California’s complicated education funding system. The Web site also offers insight into how budget cuts in 2009-10 affected revenues per pupil statewide in each district and what expenditure adjustments districts have made in response. Users may compare revenues, expenditures, student and staff data, and academic performance between districts.

The Ed Data Partnership is a collaboration of the California Department of Education, EdSource, and the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team. To access the Ed-Data Web site, please visit Education Data Partnership Home Page [http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us/] External link opens in new window or tab. .

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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