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Old 10-27-2009, 10:30 PM
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http://gov.ca.gov/press-release/13727/

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Charlene Lee, 16, of Walnut, has been appointed to the State Board of Education. She is an honor student in her senior year at Walnut High School. Lee worked as a U.S. Senate page in 2009 and was an intern for the district office of then-Congresswoman Hilda Solis in 2008. She also served as vice president of the California Association of Student Councils from 2008 to 2009. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Lee is not yet registered.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:11 AM
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I did not know Arnie could get any worse but I guess he just did. I have to admit an 18 yr old ran for City Council in my city. He did not even make a blip in the election.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:24 PM
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As lunatic as it is to add more children to the legal mix in Sacramento (this one just happens to be underage, opposed to most of the others she has a valid reason to be juvenile), it is the law.

I called Schwartzenegger's office and got that answer. The aid, who sounded quite young himself, advised me that the specific code could be found in leginfo.ca.gov .

That page looked like it would take quite a bit of wading, so took another route and while I haven't found the specific code yet, I found this:

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From the State Board of Education President

Each year since 1969, a California public high school student has been selected to serve a one-year term on the State Board of Education. This direct student involvement has become an increasingly important factor in developing policies that guide the administration of the state's 1,100 school districts.

The value of student participation on the State Board was recognized by the Legislature and the Governor in 1983, when the Student Member was granted full participation and voting rights, including closed sessions. As with other State Board members, the appointment of the Student Member is subject to confirmation by a two-thirds vote of the State Senate.

This announcement begins the process of selecting the 2010-2011 Student Member. If you are concerned about the future of public education in California, are qualified for the Student Member position, and are prepared to devote the time required to this challenging and rewarding endeavor, I strongly urge you to apply.

Someone who reads this announcement will become the State Board’s 2010-2011 Student Member. Perhaps you will be that person!

Sincerely,

Theodore R. Mitchell, President

California State Board of Education

August 2009

2010-2011 Student Member

State Board of Education*

Interested students who will be high school seniors in good standing in any California public high school during the 2010-2011 school year and who will be available to attend a state-wide conference the first weekend of November (November 15-18, 2009) are invited to apply for the position of Student Member on the California State Board of Education. The student who is appointed to the position by the Governor will:
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Serve a one-year term from August 2010 though July 2011
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Attend all State Board of Education meetings held during that time
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Vote on educational policies vital to California’s students and schools
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Details inside!

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Application Procedures
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***Before completing the application, please read the description of the position carefully.* Each prospective applicant should (1) fully understand the time requirement that serving on the SBE would add to his or her workload and schedule and (2) give serious consideration to the frequent travel requirements of the position. If you qualify for the Student Member position and wish to apply, here's what you need to do to complete your application package:

Complete the application form.
Include no more than three letters of recommendation. At least one letter must be from a current or former teacher and one letter from an administrator or counselor at your high school. All the letters should be from individuals who know you personally and include comments on your academic and leadership abilities, as well as the writers’ perspectives regarding you as a potential member of the SBE. (If a writer wishes to send a letter directly to the Board Office, please be sure that the letter is mailed on or before the application deadline.)

Include a copy of your school transcript.

Include supplemental items, such as news clippings, if you wish.

Submit all materials at one time, except for letters of recommendation that the writers wish to submit separately.

Complete Application packages must be received no later than Tuesday, October 6, 2009. Please address your application to:
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California State Board of Education
2009-2010 Student Member Application
1430 N Street, Room 5111
Sacramento, CA* 95814

If you have any questions, please write to the State Board Office at sbe@cde.ca.gov or call (916) 319-0826. [This person is on vacation - another number is 916)319-0705]


Appointment Process

Initial screening. The SBE’s Screening Committee will review all applications and select twelve semifinalists from among the applicants. (Typically more than 150 applications are received.) The decision of the screening committee is final.

Presentation and selection of candidates. California Law requires that school district governing board student members select six of the 12 semifinalists for further consideration by the SBE. The SBE uses the annual Student Advisory Board on Education (SABE) conference to perform this function. The twelve semifinalists will attend the 2010-11 Student Advisory Board on Education (SABE) Conference, to be held in Sacramento in November, 2009.* The semifinalists will participate in all SABE activities. In addition, the semifinalists will make individual presentations to all other SABE participants about their interest in, and qualifications for, the student member position. Following a secret ballot by the SABE participants, the names of six candidates will be submitted for further consideration by the SBE’s Screening Committee. The decision of the SABE participants is final.

Interview. Each of the final six candidates will be interviewed by the SBE’s Screening Committee. The Screening Committee will recommend three finalists to the SBE. Following the Board’s action to select the three finalists, the names of the three finalists will be sent to the Governor. The SBE’s recommendations to the Governor are final. Interviews and the selection of three finalists will occur at the SBE’s November 18-19, 2009, meeting.

Appointment. Representatives of the Governor will interview the three finalists, probably in the late spring or summer of 2010. Following that, one of the finalists will be appointed by the Governor to be the 2010-2011 Student Member.*

*All travel, conference, and hotel costs directly associated with the Student Member selection process will be paid.

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Old 10-28-2009, 03:56 PM
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California State Board of Education http://www.cde.ca.gov/BE/
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Biographies of Board members http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/ms/mm/
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Policies & Education Principles
From the California State Board of Education.
Last date entered 2004 http://www.cde.ca.gov/be/ms/po/
This seems to be disregarded, particularly with the "dual immersion" crap.

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Educational Programs and Services for English Learners

The State Board of Education recognizes that the size and diversity of the population of English learners is constantly increasing...

Based upon federal law, Education Code Section 300 et. seq. and the funding provisions of Education Code Section 62002, the State Board of Education urges all school districts to teach English learners to listen, speak, read, and write in the English language and provide those students with an opportunity to learn, including access to a challenging core curriculum...

Specifically, the technical assistance provided by the Department shall focus on the teaching of English learners to read and write in English...

Compliance standards shall specifically ensure that English learners are taught to read and write in English...

Federal Law. The 1974 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Lau v. Nichols 414 U.S. 563 (1974) as codified in the Equal Education Opportunities Act and other federal laws require that each educational agency "take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation by its students in its instructional programs." Federal law does not require primary language instruction or any other specific methodology. "Appropriate action" is determined using the three part analysis developed in Castaneda v. Pickard (5th cir. 1981) 648 F.2d 989 as follows:
Use sound theory . The educational theory upon which instruction is based must be recognized as sound by at least some experts in the field.
Provide adequate support . The school system must provide the procedures, resources, and personnel necessary to apply the theory in the classroom. The resulting program must be implemented effectively.
Achieve results . After a reasonable period of time, application of the program must actually overcome English language barriers confronting the students and must not leave them with substantive academic deficits...

State Law. The specific programmatic provisions of California's "bilingual education" program became inoperative on June 30, 1987...

Immigrant Children (hereafter Section 300, et. seq.). Education Code Section 300 clearly states that the purpose of the new law is to teach English as rapidly and effectively as possible to English learners in California public schools. The State Board of Education finds that this policy illustrates how these three components of substantive law may be harmonized to create a single system governing programs for English learners that emphasizes the rapid, effective, and efficient acquisition of English literacy, specifically including the ability to read and write in the English language...

Goals and Principles Not Binding on School Districts

In keeping with Education Code Section 33308.5, the State Board of Education makes clear that the guidance provided above is advisory in nature and only the requirements of federal law, Education Code Section 300 et seq. and the funding provision of Education Code Section 62002 (and, where applicable, court decisions) are binding upon school districts as they develop and implement educational programs and services for English learners.
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