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El Dorado County Context

El Dorado County Office of Education. (2017a). Excellence in education for the 21st century [Brochure]. Available at

El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE)’s Excellence in Education for the 21st Century brochure highlights the vision and philosophy of the county with a message from Superintendent Ed Manansala. It also lists a variety of educational services offered by EDCOE.

**El Dorado County Office of Education. (2017b). Fingertip facts [Brochure]. Available at

The Fingertip Facts document includes key metrics to further understand the EDCOE context, such as demographic information about the county’s general population, graduation and dropout rates, and the size and types of districts it serves.

**El Dorado County Office of Education. (2017c). El Dorado County. [El Dorado county and district enrollment data and CAASPP results, 2016–17 fiscal year; DataQuest and CAASPP data]. Available at

This set of graphics shows 2016-17 enrollment and California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress results for EDCOE and for selected districts. For the purposes of this meeting, we have included results from Black Oak Mine Unified, El Dorado Union High School, and Lake Tahoe Unified Districts.

El Dorado County Office of Education. (2017d). El Dorado County Charter SELPA. [Brochure]. Available at

This document describes the purpose of the El Dorado Charter Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) and shows the number and location of partner schools.

Herrington, T. (2017, July 26). Rural districts need support to implement Common Core standards. EdSource. Available at

This article speaks to the challenges that rural school districts face when implementing the Common Core State Standards. Often times, resources are not as readily available as they might be for suburban and urban districts. Many rural districts must rely on support from outside consultants or county offices of education (COE) that may not have the capacity needed to support their districts. A study of small counties found that the strength of COE support varied greatly from county to county, and discovered inconsistent administration of teacher training, coaches, and specialists. The study’s report recommended the creation of a “robust infrastructure of supports” through the state, counties, and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. Other systems of support include Pivot Learning’s Rural Professionals Network, which EDCOE adopted so administrators could collaborate and leverage resources.  

**This document is considered a priority reading.