California Department of Education

California is the largest state in the country, serving over 6.2 million public school students and 300,000 teachers, in over 1,000 school districts and 10,000 schools.

The California Department of Education‘s mission is to “provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The Department of Education serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a multicultural, multilingual, and highly connected world.”

Our partnership with the California Department of Education is moving environment-based learning into the classroom and beyond. We are proud to work with CDE on two fronts: leading Superintendent Torlakson’s Environmental Literacy Steering Committee to implement California’s Blueprint for Environmental Literacy, and to ensure that California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts are integrated in K–12 education statewide.

 

We partner with the California Department of Education on the following Work:

Environmental Literacy Steering Committee

California has the opportunity for every student to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to make informed decisions about the environmental issues facing our world. Creating the Blueprint for Environmental Literacy In 2014, State Superintendent…

Environmental Principles and Concepts

California's Environmental Principles and Concepts have a timely and relevant place in the new state frameworks. In 2003, the California Education and the Environment Initiative, Assembly Bill 1548, was passed by California’s legislature and signed…