Thursday, September 29, 2016

CPAG 2016 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education)

CPAG 2016 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education):






California Practitioners Advisory Group

An advisory body to the California State Board of Education

2016 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, and Minutes

Public Meeting Notice and Agenda, September 29, 2016 (Posted 09-Sep-2016)
Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Group and State Board of Education
Public Meeting Notice and Agenda, June 22, 2016 (Posted 08-Jun-2016)
Joint Meeting of the California Practitioners Advisory Group and State Board of Education
Public Meeting Notice and Agenda, April 13–14, 2016
California Practitioners Advisory Group Meeting
Last Reviewed: Thursday, September 29, 2016


CPAG 2016 Public Meeting Notices, Agendas, Minutes - California Practitioners Advisory Group (CA Dept of Education):


California Department of Education Receives
Seal of Biliteracy Honor in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C.—The California Department of Education received an award in Washington, D.C., today recognizing the state as the national leader in the Seal of Biliteracy awarded to high school graduates who demonstrate proficiency in more than one language.
U.S. Secretary of Education John King presented the award to CDE officials during a national symposium about multiliteracy and dual-language learning. California representatives also attended a ceremony Thursday evening at the White House. California was the first state to create an official Seal of Biliteracy in 2012.
More than 40,000 California students received the Seal of Biliteracy last school year—the most of any state and four times the number of graduates since the program started. Since 2012, more than 20 other states have adopted the seal.
The Seal of Biliteracy is a gold seal on the transcript or diploma of a graduating senior and is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions.
"Fluency in more than one language has always been an admirable skill, but it's increasingly becoming one that's highly sought after by employers," said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. "In California, we encourage and recognize this accomplishment because it enriches students’ lives, allows them to understand other cultures more deeply, and gives them a tool that helps them succeed in 21st century careers and college."
Representing CDE at the Washington, D.C., events were Dr. Tom Adams, Deputy Superintendent of the Instruction and Learning Support Branch, and Dr. Veronica Aguila, Director of the English Learner Support Division.
Details about the Seal of Biliteracy are available at the CDE State Seal of Biliteracy Web page.
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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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