Claremont, CA (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
This will be Cohn's second consecutive term on the board. Brown first appointed him in January, 2011.
The board is the governing and policy-making body of the California Department of Education. It sets K-12 education policy in the areas of standards, instructional materials, assessment, and accountability. It adopts textbooks for grades K-8, adopts regulations to implement legislation, and has authority to grant waivers of the Education Code. The board has 11 members, all appointed by the governor.
Cohn, whose distinguished career in education has spanned more than 30 years, is the co-director of the Urban Leadership Program at CGU.
He served as the superintendent of schools for the San Diego Unified School District from 2005 to 2007 and as the superintendent of schools for the Long Beach Unified School District from 1992 to 2002. During his leadership in Long Beach, the district achieved record attendance, the lowest rate of suspension in a decade, decreases in student failure and dropout rates, and an increase in the number of students taking college preparatory classes.
He will continue to teach at CGU while serving on the board.
About the School of Educational Studies
Based at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California, the school is one of the top schools of education in California. In addition to its Teacher Education Internship Program, the School of Educational Studies offers PhD and masters degrees in education with emphases in: teaching, learning, and culture; education policy, evaluation, and reform; higher education/student affairs; special education; and urban educational leadership.