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Government Affairs Program Assignments


Debra Brown, Director, Government Affairs Division

dbrown@cde.ca.gov

John Hooper, Federal Policy Liaison

jhooper@cde.ca.gov

  • Federal Issues
    • No Child Left Behind (NCLB)/Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Reauthorization/Waivers
    • Farm Bill
    • Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
    • Title I, II and III
  • Federal Legislation

Fiscal Policy Office

Linda Hakala: lhakala@cde.ca.gov
Amy Tang-Paterno: atangpaterno@cde.ca.gov

  • Budget
  • School Finance
  • Proposition 98
  • Mandates
  • American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
  • Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)

Alejandro Espinoza, Legislative Representative

aespinoza@cde.ca.gov

  • Adult Education
  • Career/Technical Education (CTE)
    •    Linked Learning
    •    Partnership Academies
    •    ROC/P
  • Charter Schools
  • Child Nutrition
  • Civil Rights/Desegregation
  • Education Options & At-Risk Youth
    • Before/After School & Summer School
    • 21st Century Learning Centers
    • Supplemental Instruction
  • Facilities
    • Bonds
    • Developer Fees
    • Mello-Roos
    • Multi-Track Year-Round Education (MTYRE)
    • Playgrounds
    • Lead & Toxics
  • Omnibus
  • Public Employment (STRS/PERS)
  • Safe Schools & School Climate
  • Special Education
    • Early Start
    • Mental Health
    • State Special Schools
  • State Special Schools
  • Mental Health
  • Transportation

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Sue Vang, Legislative Representative

svang@cde.ca.gov

  • Assessments
    • California English Language Development Test (CELDT)
    • California Measurement for Academic Performance & Progress (CAASPP)
    • High School Exit Exam
    • Statewide Assessment (SBAC)
  • Curriculum & Miscellaneous Curriculum
    • Civic Education
    • Community Service & Service Training
    • Drivers Training
    • Environmental Education
    • Health/Sexual Health Education
    • Physical Education
    • STEM
  • Education Technology
  • English Language Learners
    • Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD)/Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD)
    • Migrant Education
  • Instructional Materials
  • Standards, Frameworks, and Graduation Requirements
  • Student Health
    • School Nurses
    • SMAA
    • Local Educational Agency billing

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Debbie Look, Legislative Representative

dlook@cde.ca.gov

  • Accountability & School Improvement
    • Academic Performance Index (API)
    • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
    • Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)
    • Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA)
    • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
  • Classified Employees
    • Paraprofessionals
  • Data
    • California School Information Services (CSIS) &
      California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS)
    • Teacher Data
  • Preschool/Child Care
    • California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten
  • Educator Credentialing & Preparation
    • Credentialing & Learning
    • Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment (BTSA)
    • California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST)/Assessments
    • Credential Issues
    • Merit Pay
    • Preparation
    • Professional Learning
    • Recruitment
    • Staff Development
    • Tenure
    • Collective Bargaining
    • State Teachers Retirement System (STRS)/Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
  • Libraries
  • School Choice
    • Open Enrollment
    • Districts of Choice
  • Parental Involvement
    • Parent Trigger

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Megan Ellis, Legislative Analyst

mellis@cde.ca.gov

  • Williams Settlement
  • Counseling/Guidance
  • American Indian Education
  • Categorical Compliance
  • Private Schools
  • Athletics
    • California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)
  • California Department of Education (CDE) Administration/Governance
  • State Board of Education/Waivers
  • General Government
    • Ballot Initiatives
    • Local Elections
    • Open Meeting
    • Political Reform
  • Legislative Reports

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Questions:   Government Affairs Division | DL-GAD@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0821
Last Reviewed: Monday, August 29, 2016
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