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Hot Topics

Hot topics are subjects that are mentioned a lot in the news and are of great interest to the public. These pages are designed to answer frequently asked questions about these ongoing subjects.

  • If reporters would like more information about these hot topics, 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.

California's New Testing Program
A communications toolkit and frequently asked questions about the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress System and Smarter Balanced.

California's New Standards for Science
An explanation of California's Next Generation Science Standards.

California's New Standards for English and Mathematics
An explanation of California's Common Core State Standards.

A New Way of Funding Public Schools
An explanation of California's new Local Control Funding Formula.

Questions: Communications Division | communications@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0818 
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