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California Department of Education

California Department of Education
Agency overview
Annual budget US$ 53.2 billion (2011)
Agency executive

The California Department of Education is an agency within the Government of California that oversees public education. Its headquarters are located in Sacramento.[1]

The department oversees funding and testing, and holds local educational agencies accountable for student achievement. Its stated mission is to provide leadership, assistance, oversight, and resources (via teaching and teaching material) so that every Californian has access to a good education.

The State Board of Education is the governing and policy-making body, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction is the nonpartisan (originally partisan) elected executive officer. Superintendents serve four-year terms. The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Tom Torlakson. The Superintendent serves as the state's chief spokesperson for public schools, and provides education policy and direction to local school districts. He also serves as an ex officio member of governing boards of the state's higher education system.

See also

Colleges and Universities


  1. ^ "Home." California Department of Education. Retrieved on December 21, 2011. "California Department of Education 1430 N Street Sacramento, CA 95814"

External links

  • California Department of Education official website
  • California teacher's credentials database
  • California Department of Education Statistics and Schools

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