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Educator Excellence & Equity Division


Supports and promotes high quality professional learning for educators so every student has access to teachers and leaders who can support their academic achievement and social, emotional, and physical well-being.

Barbara Murchison, Director

Phone: 916-323-6440
Fax: 916-323-2807


The Educator Excellence and Equity Division is part of the Instruction & Measurement Branch.

Related Links

21st Century California School Leadership Academy
The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) will provide high quality professional learning for administrators and other school leaders free of charge to local educational agencies that receive federal Title II funds on a statewide basis.

Asset-Based Pedagogies
Asset-Based Pedagogies focus on the strengths that diverse students bring to the classroom. It is a direct response to deficit-based models to education of the past.

California Healthy Kids Survey
A comprehensive student data collection system that addresses school climate, health risks and behaviors, and youth resiliency.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Literacy Resources
Resources to support the teaching of the CCSS for literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education
Information on comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS/STD prevention; includes legal requirements for education in these areas and additional resources for quality instructional programs.

Curriculum Areas
Professional development for teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, and other staff in selected curriculum areas.

Educator Excellence
Information and resources regarding educator excellence aligned to the Greatness by Design report from the Educator Excellence Task Force.

Health Services & School Nursing
Information and resources concerning meeting students' health-related needs and health services at school.

Improving Teacher & Principal Quality
California's plan to implement ESEA Title II, Part A regulations/requirements to prepare, train, and recruit highly qualified teachers and principals.

Mental Health
Provides strategies, resources, and training in psychological and mental health issues, including coping with tragedy, crisis intervention and prevention, school psychology and suicide prevention.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports
A framework that aligns Response to Instruction and Intervention with the California State Standards and the systems necessary for academic, behavior, and social success.

NP PS Equitable Services Professional Development
Information and resources related to non-profit private schools (NP PS) professional development consultation (Title II, Part A).

Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
The nation's highest honor for teachers of science and mathematics.

Professional Learning Opportunities
A searchable database of professional learning opportunities available throughout California and online.

Professional Standards
Resources related to the performance standards for teachers, administrators, and professional learning systems that are intended to help develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to increase capacity and improve educator effectiveness.

Promoting Equitable Access to Teachers Program
Resources to assist local educational agencies (LEAs) with gathering data and reporting disproportionate access to effective, experienced, and appropriately assigned teachers by low-income and minority students as required under the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Pupil Promotion & Retention
Current law and information on pupil promotion and retention policies and related supplemental instruction programs.

Quality Professional Learning Standards
The Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) present the elements of a quality professional learning system that, if well implemented, will benefit educators focused on increasing their professional capacity and performance.

Recommended Literature List
Collection of outstanding literature for children and adolescents in grades prekindergarten through grade twelve.

Safe Schools Planning
Information intended to help schools identify elements and resources important in improving school climate and safety.

Social and Emotional Learning
Guidance and resources for supporting social and emotional learning.

Title II, Part A
Title II, Part A is a U.S. Department of Education (ED) grant program that provides supplemental funding to help support effective instruction. ED awards Title II, Part A funds to state educational agencies, which then sub-grant funds to LEAs.

Tobacco-Use Prevention Education Program Overview
Provides funding through an application process for tobacco-specific student instruction, reinforcement activities, special events, intervention, and cessation programs for students.

Questions:   Educator Excellence and Equity Division | 916-323-6440
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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