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SBE News Release for January 10, 2020

State of California
Gavin Newsom, Governor
CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
1430 N Street, Suite 5111
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-319-0827
Fax: 916-319-0175

For Immediate Release

January 10, 2020

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Janet Weeks, Director of Communications
916-319-0313
jweeks@cde.ca.gov

State Board of Education President Darling-Hammond Issues Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2020-21 Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO -- State Board of Education President Linda Darling-Hammond issued the following statement today on Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2020-21 budget proposal:

“I applaud Governor Newsom’s K-12 education budget proposal and am especially excited to see expanded investments in the quality of classroom teaching, particularly in the critical areas of math, science, special education and bilingual education.

“Our state cannot close achievement gaps in student learning without first closing quality gaps in classroom instruction caused by California’s teacher shortage. Some students spend the year in classrooms staffed by highly trained, highly prepared teachers. But many others do not. These disparities are particularly grievous for low-income students of color. The 2020-21 budget investments in educator recruitment and professional development will help place California on solid footing moving forward as we work to build, train and support the kind of high-quality educator workforce all our students need and deserve.”

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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