About the CCEE
The California Collaborative for Educational Excellence is a state agency created in 2013 under California’s groundbreaking Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). We offer personalized, immediate, and evidence-based support to county offices of education, school districts, and charter schools so they can take ownership in continually improving learning for all students.
The CCEE is a small yet dynamic team consisting of the state’s foremost leaders in education research, strategy, school governance, and professional development. The Executive Director, Dr. Carl Cohn, is a nationally recognized and respected thought leader in public education. He is the former superintendent of schools in Long Beach Unified and San Diego Unified. He also served on the California State Board of Education.
A five-member Governing Board oversees the CCEE’s operations. Members include State Board of Education member Sue Burr and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.
The CCEE’S Role In The CA System Of Support
The CCEE plays a key role in California’s Statewide System of Support which acts like a safety net to help struggling districts and schools get back on track.
The Statewide System of Support is made up of three entities: the CCEE, county offices of education, and the California State Department of Education.
Each entity has specific responsibilities but, working together, the Statewide System of Support strives to provide all districts with additional help, i.e. Differentiated Assistance. Rather than “doing to” districts and schools as in the past, the current approach is about “doing with” because it is more likely to lead to sustained improvement.