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California Department of Education Earns Partnership Award for Fifth Straight Year

September 24, 2008

SACRAMENTO - The California Department of Education (CDE) received for the fifth year in a row, the prestigious Partnership State Award for 2008 from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University based in Baltimore, Maryland.

"Children need positive support from home, the community, and school throughout their academic career in order to achieve academically so they will be prepared for the more global and economically challenging jobs of the future," said Jack O'Connell, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

We have a firm commitment at the California Department of Education to nourish this support network through partnerships, including the newly formed California Action Team for Partnerships, a collaboration dedicated to the implementation of a statewide plan from preschool through high school to support productive school, family, and community partnerships directly linked to student learning.

For more information, go to California Department of Education

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