State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that he has appointed Stephen Propheter as the new Director of the Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) at the California Department of Education (CDE). The division provides leadership and support to contractors and the child development community, ensuring high-quality early education programs are provided to children ages birth to thirteen years.
“Stephen’s wealth of management knowledge, innovative leadership approach, and collaborative skills will enable his division to provide crucial support to the child development community,” said Thurmond. “His passion, expertise, and compassion will be well-utilized in ensuring that California’s youngest learners have the supports needed to succeed in school and life.”
Propheter joined the CDE 12 years ago, serving in a variety of capacities in the Child Development and Nutrition Fiscal Services Unit in the Fiscal and Administrative Services Division, including budget and fiscal policy. He joined the ELCD as Associate Director in April 2019, overseeing the ELCD’s monitoring and administrative operations. As the ELCD Associate Director, he provided leadership in the implementation of the ELCD Strategic Plan, including continuing to build on the division’s work on equity and improving access to high-quality early learning and care programs.
Source: New CDE ELC Division Director Appointed – Year 2019 (CA Dept of Education)
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced today that the California Department of Education (CDE) was awarded a $37.5 million federal Comprehensive Literacy State Development grant. The grant will provide the necessary funds to allow for the expansion of current literacy efforts statewide over the next five years.
“Many of the students who are struggling with reading comprehension or are not reading at grade level are our most vulnerable students—economically disadvantaged students, English language learners, students with disabilities, and students in rural communities,” said Thurmond. “This grant will allow us to promote and support equitable access to high-quality literacy instruction that will benefit not only our high-need students but all of our students from pre-K to high school.”
Source: $37.5 Million Literacy State Development Grant – Year 2019 (CA Dept of Education)
By Daily Republic Staff
North Bay Regional Center’s board of directors will conduct a business meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Solano County Office of Education, 5100 Business Center Drive in Fairfield.
North Bay Regional Center provides services under a state contract to people with developmental special needs who live in Solano, Napa and Sonoma counties.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 256-1224.
Source: The Week Ahead: North Bay Regional Center board meets in Fairfield
BY Evie Blad
Voters in three southern states head to the polls Tuesday for governors races that have cast a spotlight on contentious debates over education issues like choice, funding, and teacher pay.
Political prognosticators often watch the off-year elections —in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi—for signs of voters’ attitudes going into the presidential election the next year. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have campaigned for Republican candidates in all three states this year, and those candidates have run television ads that emphasize their ties to the national politicians.
Voters in those states—which all favored Trump in the 2016 election—must weigh that popularity along with priorities that hit close to home, like how to build an education system that supports their economies.
Source: Education Is on the Ballot in These Governors’ Races – Politics K-12 – Education Week
By Susan Hiland
Authors, readers, teachers and community members came out en masses Sunday for the 19th Annual Authors Luncheon.
Frances McCullough, a retired educator, and president of Solano County Library Foundation, loves to read and she wants to share that love with future generations.
“The authors are here to help us celebrate literacy,” McCullough said. “Because literacy is so important.”The event is one of the biggest fundraiser for the foundation. Organizers hoped to raise more than $50,000 to support various literacy programs at Solano County’s libraries during the upcoming year.
Source: Authors luncheon raises money for Solano library foundation