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Fresno County Board of Education urges local districts to support undocumented students
Fresno Bee ׀ February 22, 2017
The Fresno County Board of Education has signed a resolution vowing to support undocumented students, and is urging the 32 school districts in the county to do the same. The resolution says that while the county school system complies with subpoenas and court orders, it does not collaborate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Read more

San Diego County's Answer to School Stability for Students in Foster Care
The Chronicle of Social Change ׀ February 21, 2017
In California, it remains to be seen if county offices of education will be included in the state's plan for compliance with ESSA. It would be reasonable to assume so, as this model has proven effective in assisting youth experiencing homelessness.  San Diego County Office of Education’s efforts represent a possible model for other counties across the state.  Read more

Legislative Analyst’s Office “Re-Envisioning County Offices of Education
Ed Source ׀ February 9, 2017
A new report from the non-partisan Legislative Analyst’s Office, “Re-Envisioning County Offices of Education.” offers an overview of County Office of Education mission and funding, and makes a series of assessments and recommendations, some which include shifting of current COE funding to districts.  Read more 

James Irvine Foundation 2017 Leadership Awards Ken Berrick, CEO of Seneca Family of Agencies
The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards recognize Californians who are advancing innovative solutions to critical issues facing our state.  Ken Berrick, Founder and CEO, Seneca Family of Agencies (Oakland), Board Trustee from Alameda County Office of Education and past CCBE President was one of the recipients of the James Irvine Foundation 2017 Leadership Award for improving student success through Unconditional Education. The Foundation provides each recipient’s organization with a grant of $200,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California, and helps recipients share their approaches with policymakers and practitioners. Join us in congratulating Mr. Berrick by sending him a Tweet @SenecaFOA.   Read more

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