The California Department of Education (CDE)

The California Department of Education (CDE) oversees the state's diverse public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults in more than 10,000 schools with over 295,000 educators.  CDE enforces education law and regulations related to instruction and services provided to students in California and continues to reform and improve public school programs.  Questions regarding curriculum and instruction, testing and accountability, finance and grants, and specialized academic programs should be addressed to CDE.

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The State Board of Education (SBE)

The State Board of Education is the governing and policy-making body of the CDE.  The board consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor and is responsible for setting California's academic standards, curriculum frameworks, instructional materials, assessments, funding allocations, federal compliance, and accountability.

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Updated August 09, 2022