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Site LogoAmerican Association of School Administrators
AASA, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for over 14,000 educational leaders across America and in many other countries. AASA's mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children.

Site LogoAssociation of California School Administrators
Your involvement in the Association of California School Administrators demonstrates your commitment to professional growth and improvement in public education. ACSA is committed to meeting your needs with high quality member services and benefits.

Site LogoAssociation of Educational Service Agencies
The Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) is a professional organization serving education service agencies (ESAs) in 37 states.

Site LogoAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development is a unique international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas. In their diversity, our members share a profound commitment to excellence in education. Founded in 1943, ASCD's mission is to forge covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners.

Site LogoCalifornia Schools Public Relations Association
The California School Public Relations Association is an award-winning, nationally recognized organization of education public relations professionals, administrators, and school personnel who have full or part-time responsibility for communications. CalSPRA is working to create a climate for better public understanding, commitment and support of public education.

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Site LogoCalifornia Association of Regional Occupational Centers/Programs
The mission of the California Association of Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (CAROCP) is to support ROCP's in providing exemplary career development and workforce preparation which contribute to student success and to the economic development of California.

Site LogoCalifornia Association for School Business Officials
The California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) empowers individuals and organizations involved in school business through leadership, training, legislative and regulatory advocacy, communication, mentoring and research and development. CASBO is an organization of school districts and dedicated education professionals who are responsible for every financial and operational facet of public schools in California.

Site LogoCalifornia Association of Student Councils
The mission of CASC is to provide leadership development that emphasizes ethics, integrity, and collaborative decision making for students K-12. CASC enhances the quality of education by involving students in activities and programs outside the classroom that build citizenship and encourage self-esteem. CASC serves as an advocate for youth, provides a channel for student views and empowers youth to take action.

Site LogoCalifornia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
California ASCD is an affiliate unit of ASCD and shares in international governance with representation on the Board of Directors. However, California ASCD is an autonomous organization with its own officers and dues structure. Membership in one organization does not automatically extend to the other association Joint memberships are available through ASCD.

Site LogoCalifornia Basic Education Data Systems
The California Basic Educational Data System (CBEDS) is a single annual collection of data about school staff and enrollment. Its purpose is to satisfy the Department's (CDE) continuing needs for information necessary for reporting, program management, and planning. The system is designed to allow the data to be combined in many ways to serve various purposes and to reduce the number of information collections made by the Department.

California County Offices of Education
  A listing of the 58 county offices of education (COEs) in California that provide services to the state‚Äôs school districts..  See also County Offices of Education by the FCMAT Web site. The list is broken down by Region.

California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) is comprised of the county superintendents of each of the 58 counties in California and their associated county offices. The county superintendent in California serves as an intermediary between the state and local school districts within each county. County superintendents and their offices help with implementation of programs, provide fiscal oversight, monitor teacher credentialing, supply curriculum support and training and help in other areas of interest to local districts.

Site LogoCalifornia Department of Education
The mission of the California Department of Education is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight and resources so that every Californian has access to an education that meets world-class standards.

Site LogoCalifornia Federation of Teachers
As the statewide affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers, the CFT represents over 100,000 teachers and school employees in California, from early childhood education through the university level.

Site LogoCalifornia Learning Resource Network
In December of 1999, the California Department of Education awarded the SETS (Statewide Education Technology Services) Learning Resource contract to Stanislaus County Office of Education as LEA, with partner county offices of education in Butte, Humboldt, Kern, Kings, Sacramento, and San Diego. CLRN provides educators with a "one-stop" resource for critical information needed for the selection of supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the State Board of Education academic content standards and linked to model lesson plans utilizing technology.

County Offices of Education
A listing of the 58 California County Offices of Education from the FCMAT Web site. The list is broken down by Region.

Site LogoCalifornia Regional Environmental Education Coordinator
The California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network is an educational project whose mission is: To develop a communication network which provides educators with access to High Quality environmental education resources to enhance the environmental literacy of California Students.

Site LogoCalifornia School Boards Association
The California School Boards Association is a collaborative group of virtually all of the state's more than 1,000 school districts and county offices of education. It brings together school governing boards and their districts and county offices on behalf of California's children.

Site LogoCalifornia Teachers' Association
Here, you can learn about the organization that represents and serves more than 330,000 members - consisting of teachers and other education employees in the state's more than 1,000 school districts.

Site LogoCTAP - California Technology Assistance Project
The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) is a statewide educational technology leadership initiative, providing assistance to schools and districts in integrating technology into teaching and learning. In developing CTAP, the earlier SB 1510 Education Technology Act programs were restructured in order to place control at local and regional levels.

Site LogoThe Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) will represent the common interests of California's higher education academic and research communities in achieving robust, high capacity, next generation Internet communications services. CENIC's membership is drawn from California higher education institutions and information technology industries. It is highly accountable to the institutions it serves in order to fulfill the trust that will be placed with it.

CalState Teach
CalStateTEACH is a non-traditional program that allows working teachers and other qualified candidates to earn their credential without attending traditional college classes. Instead, the curriculum is delivered using a self-study format. Participants use online, print and CD-ROM materials. They share ideas through web-based class discussions, and get professional feedback through on-site coaching. CalStateTEACH participants enjoy personal guidance from mentor teachers at their school site as well as CSU faculty. They communicate and share ideas with other participants via a special web site.

CalSTRS 403(b) Comply Program
CalSTRS offers 403(b) plan administration services to public school districts and other education agencies through a contract with a third party administrator (TPA). The TPA is required to be totally independent of any 403(b) sales in the employer's plan, including through any affiliated companies. CalSTRS selected JEM Resource Partners through a competitive bid process to offer the 403(b) TPA services. These services are a part of the CalSTRSComply program. A 403(b) plan is a way for employees of school districts and certain other tax-exempt organizations to save funds for retirement and other long-term financial needs. The payroll deductions can be contributed to the plan on a tax-deferred basis. This reduces current income tax and allows the money in the plan to grow untaxed until money is distributed to the participant. The rules for administering a 403(b) plan are complex. The rules also impose significant compliance duties on the employer.  Navigate CalSTRS 403bComply Website.pdf for instructions on how to get around their website, look up approved vendors, set up accounts, change or stop contributions.

Site LogoCTAP Online
CTAP Online is a site devoted to helping teachers understand, apply and teach technology in their classrooms. Our course catalog offers courses in personal proficiency skills, technology integration in curriculum, information literacy, standards, assessment and more. CTAP Online courses can be taken entirely online, administered in a face-to-face setting, or any combination of the two....

Site LogoCTAP Squared
In December of 1998, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing adopted a new technology standard for Multiple and Single Subject Teaching Credential candidates. The new technology standard requires credential candidates to demonstrate their effective use of technology at a "basic" level prior to issuance of a preliminary credential and to demonstrate their effective use of technology at an "advanced" level prior to issuance of a professional clear credential ... The rubric in CTAP2 is based on the Training Guidelines developed by the State CTAP Technology Proficiency Committee. These Guidelines are aligned with computer-based applications and the "general and specific" Factors to Consider found in the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Technology Standard for a California Teaching Credential.

Site LogoDigital California Project
The Digital California Project (DCP) is a statewide initiative to provide California's K-12 schools access to the high performance on-line network once available only to higher education and research institutions the CalREN/DC Network. Upon build out, the network will enable advanced on-line learning, training, and business tools for educators and students in each of the California? s 58 counties.

Site LogoEd-Join
California's premiere public education job search web site. Maintained by the California Teacher Recruitment and Incentive Program, ED-JOIN is a portal to thousands of teaching and other education job openings and to a broad range of job placement and training services for job seekers.

Site LogoFiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team
The mission of the Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team is to help California's local educational agencies fulfill their financial and management responsibilities by providing fiscal advice, management assistance, training and other related school business services.

Site LogoJuvenile Court and Community School Administrators of California
Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative Schools' education is an alternative program that serves the educational needs of students who are under the protection or authority of the juvenile court or local school district. The Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative Schools' mission is to empower students to become productive members of the community by providing quality learning opportunities...

Site LogoMandated Costs
This page features State Mandated Costs manuals as well as claiming instructions and claim forms from the State Controller's Office.

Site LogoMendocino Community Network
The Mendocino Community Network is a business owned and operated by the Mendocino Unified School District. Our Central Offices are located in greater downtown Mendocino, California, atop the highest hill in town overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Our mission is to provide high-quality, personal Internet Services to our school district, our customers, and the communities that we serve.

Mendocino Resource Guide
Providing visitors to Mendocino County with travel related information including lodging, restaurants and activities guide.

Site LogoNorthcoast Technology Assistance Project
--see "CTAP Region 1"

Site LogoPorTICAL Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership
Portical is a Portal full of administrative resources. As you use this portal to embark on a 'cruise' of resources, you will find information that will help you locate resources to assist in the day to day needs of your jobs, whether you are principal of a small school or superintendent of a large district.

Site LogoSchool and College Legal Services
School and College Legal Services of California (SCLS) is a Joint Powers Authority serving school and college districts throughout the state of California. Our goal is to provide high-quality legal services to public education agencies at the lowest possible cost. To ensure cost-effectiveness and breadth of service, the agency operates on a regional scale and employs staff with expertise in education law, collective bargaining, special education, and litigation. SCLS provides legal consultation and representation to K-12 school districts, county offices, community colleges, boards of education and other education related organizations throughout California. We have staffed offices in the counties of Sonoma, Alameda, Humboldt, Marin and Santa Cruz.

Site LogoSchools of California Online Resources for Education
Schools of California Online Resources for Education Aligned to the California Content Standards for Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science & Language Arts.

Site LogoSchool Services of California
For 30 years, SSC has served most of California's school districts, county offices, and community colleges in meeting their management, governance, and fiscal responsibilities. The effective administration of California's public schools has always been the firm's primary mission and the company has played an integral role in the development and implementation of education policy at both the state and local levels.

Site LogoSmall School Districts' Association
Provides assistance to small school district governing boards and superintendents through legislative advocacy, collaboration, professional development and support services.

Site LogoTeach California
We are here to provide you with the information you need in order to become a credentialed teacher in California. The sections within the Web site have been organized to answer your questions regarding the requirements for becoming a teacher, finding the right teacher preparation program, locating financial aid, checking out schools and school districts, and finding a job.

Site LogoU.S. Department of Education

Site LogoWestEd
A nonprofit research, development, and service agency, WestEd strives to enhance and increase education and human development within schools, families, and communities. And though we know our goal of success is ambitious, it is also within reach. We have been making great strides toward reaching it for over 35 years.

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