The Honorable Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Education leaders including Carl Cohn, California State Board of Education member; Dave Gordon, Superintendent of Sacramento County Office of Education and John Mockler, president of John Mockler and Associates, convene to discuss how transitional kindergarten gives California an exciting opportunity to support our children's love of learning and help ensure they are better prepared to succeed in kindergarten and beyond. The Transitional Kindergarten Implementation Summit is a forum for educators to share promising practices, strategies and resources for implementing transitional kindergarten in a high-quality and efficient way. Educators share learning on family outreach and engagement; curriculum; standards and assessment; and administration.
FORA.tv (Nov. 9, 2011) The Honorable Joseph Simitian, State Senator, State of California. Education leaders including Carl Cohn, California State Board of Education member; Dave Gordon, Superintendent of Sacramento County ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Sep. 21, 2012) A star-studded event aiming to raise awareness and fund resolution of brain illness, disease and trauma took place on Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.
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