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This is a list of special days observed around the nation that affect students, schools, and parents. This calendar also lists public events attended by the State Superintendent.

  • If reporters would like more information about these events, contact us at communications@cde.ca.gov.
  • The Newsroom page provides a more detailed overview of services provided by the Communications Division.
  • The links and information below were developed for reporters and others involved in education.

October Ed Ahead

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1
National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15–Oct. 15; 36 United States Code 126)

California School Bus Safety Awareness Month

Character Education Month

Crime Prevention Month

Filipino American History Month

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (36 USC 121)

National Energy Awareness Month

2
Holds News Conference on Additional Preschool Slots, Emeryville
3
Visits Career Technical Education Program, Santa Rosa
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5
National Fire Prevention Week: U.S. Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset at start of week

National 4-H Week

World Teacher Day

6
National Child Health Day (36 USC 105)
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Visits Las Virgenes District Schools

10
Holds news conferences in Orange County

World Mental Health Day

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National School Lunch Week (36 USC 132)

Columbus Day (36 USC 107)

14
Discusses Jefferson High Improvements, Los Angeles

15
Switches Jobs for a Day in Los Angeles

White Cane Safety Day (36 USC 142)

16
Attends Police Academy Magnet Inspection, Reseda; Holds News Conference on After School Survey, Los Angeles

World Food Day

17
Tours Yuba and Sutter County Schools
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America's Safe Schools Week

National School Bus Safety Week

20 21
Visits River City High School, West Sacramento
22
School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day
23
National Red Ribbon Week
24
United Nations Day
25
Make a Difference Day
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September Ed Ahead

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Attendance Awareness Month

Library Card Sign-Up Month

National Preparedness Month

National School Success Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep. 15–Oct. 15; 36 United States Code 126)

Labor Day (California Education Code §37220; CDE offices closed.)

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3
State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento

Visits Career Technical Education Program, Ventura County

4
State Board of Education meeting, Sacramento

Tours Poly High School, Riverside

Town Hall Meeting, Riverside

5
Tours Citrus Valley High School and Town Hall, Redlands

Tours La Quinta High School and Town Hall, La Quinta

Tours Palm Springs High School and Town Hall, Palm Springs

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National Grandparents Day (36 USC 125)

8
Participates in news conference to highlight Los Angeles Career Pathways Consortium, Los Angeles

Week of September 8, 2014: Release of the California High School Exit Exam results. Possible embargo details to be announced.

International Literacy Day

9
California Admission Day
10
Speaks at student backpack drive, Sacramento
11
Commemorates School Attendance Awareness Month, Sacramento

Patriot Day: U.S. Flag to be displayed at half-staff from sunrise to sunset (36 USC 144)
12
Speaks at Teachers Association Leadership Conference, San Jose
13
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Constitution Week (36 USC 108)

Constitution and Citizenship Day (California EC §37221; 36 USC 106)

18
Visits Model
Programs, Orange County

19
Announces High School Exit Exam Results

Visit Career Technical Education Program, Montebello

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Speaks at STEM Conference, San Diego
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Native American Day (California EC §37220.7)
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Gold Star Mother's and Family's Day
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