The Instructional Quality Commission and the State Board of Education welcome your review and comments on the Draft Science Framework for Californian Public Schools. This online survey is available from November 17, 2015-January 19, 2016. More information and the survey are available at:
The State Board of Education (SBE) approved the timeline for the 2016 Revision of the Science Framework. The timeline is available online at:
The process to update the HSS Curriculum Framework has resumed. The current posted draft includes minor updates to address legislation passed since the original draft was complete in 2009 and is available at the CDE Curriculum Frameworks: History-Social Science Web page at
. The full timeline may be viewed at
January-February, 2016: Required 60-day period for public review and comment on Instructional Quality Commission's recommended framework (CCR 9515).
May 2016: SBE receives Instructional Quality Commission recommendation, holds public hearing and acts on draft framework.
Summer 2016: Document Preparation
Winter 2016: Final Publication
The CDE has received a grant award of approximately $20,000 from the Longview Foundation for World Affairs and International Understanding to support a two-day California Global Education Summit. The Summit will be held on February 11, 2016 at the Santa Clara County Office of Education with a follow-up day a few weeks later. Invited participants will include pre-kindergarten through grade twelve teachers and leaders, institutes of higher education, policy makers, community leaders, and business partners who will investigate the status of globally-focused education in California and provide a report of action steps for strengthening global competency among all students. A California Global Education Network will form to build upon the successes of the Summit and support local education agencies through active efforts to disseminate the report. This project aims to connect many state efforts that share the vision of preparing students for college and career by supporting and expanding their global competencies, and to foster ongoing collaborations well into the future.
The CDE hopes that HSS teachers will join world language teachers as lead supporters of this effort. To stay informed, follow the CDE's new Twitter Feed
or view the updated
Global Education and International Studies