California Office to Reform Education (CORE)

  1. Long Beach Unified School District has joined nine other school districts in California to participate in the nonprofit California Office to Reform Education (CORE). The mission of CORE is to work together to innovate, implement, and scale new strategies and tools that help our students succeed, so that our districts are improved to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

    This partnership is designed around two principles. The 10 participating school districts are: Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, Sanger, Oakland, Garden Grove, Clovis, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Fresno. Together, these districts serve more than one million Californian students and their families.
    1. First, there is unwavering belief among the districts in equity and access for ALL students: CORE districts share a fundamental belief that all of our students can achieve at high levels.
    2. Second, there is an instructional focused and orientation to practice: CORE districts maintain a shared focus on the learning-instruction-assessment nexus of our work, which we believe will strengthen and align the instructional core of each of our schools.
  2. Long Beach Unified School District has joined CORE in submitting a district-consortium request for a federal NCLB waiver. The CORE waiver calls for a reorientation of districts’ work towards a collective effort to prepare all students for college and career, with districts assuming unprecedented accountability to eliminate disparity and disproportionality in all subjects and across the academic, social/emotional, and culture/climate domains. Click here External Website for more information.

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