Information for Critical Issues in California: 2013-2014 CCST Annual Report

Release Date: October 14, 2014 | Last Updated Date: October 14, 2014

The Annual Report provides an overview of CCST’s membership, organization, and activities throughout the year. This year has been particularly active, with CCST concentrating on issues with significant potential to transform the state: digital education, which means new, untested roles for teachers that offer transformational potential for education; a systems approach to water, with high-quality information provided through a portal that everyone can use; and providing independent and credible information on oil-well stimulation that inform decision-makers efforts to balance good jobs, safety and environmental challenges.

The scope of CCST’s activities and interactions with policy makers has increased in recent years thanks in part to the addition of the CCST California Teacher Advisory Council (Cal TAC), a group of master teachers who work to interject real-world classroom experience into education policy discussions, and the CCST Science and Technology Policy Fellows, a group of ten PhD-level experts who serve one-year fellowships in the state Legislature and bring their scientific expertise to a policy setting.