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The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA)



The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy (21CSLA) initiative is a partnership that aims to provide high-quality leadership development training to school and district leaders in California that receive federal Title II funds.


Using continuous improvement principles (a problem-solving approach based on continuous inquiry and learning), 21CSLA will help leaders deepen skills, knowledge, and capacity that will support them in creating more equitable outcomes to meet the needs of all students. The resources developed by the initiative are provided at no cost to qualifying leaders, schools, and districts.


Statewide Leadership Academy Partners

The 21st Century California School Leadership Academy is a partnership between the California Department of Education (CDE), the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE), the State Board of Education (SBE), the CA Subject Matter Project (CSMP), the 21CSLA Center at UC Berkeley and UC Los Angeles, and seven regional agencies across the state. The partners operate within the California System of Support (SOS), which builds local capacity for education improvement and addresses disparities.


SCOE Regional Academy (Placer-Sacramento Region)

The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is one of seven regional lead agencies. SCOE is leading the development and implementation of the 21CSLA initiative in the Placer-Sacramento region—called SCOE 21CSLA—and is the liaison with the statewide partners. SCOE and its local partners are working to establish a flagship leadership development program for the region.  Learn more about SCOE 21CSLA here:


The Placer-Sacramento region is broken into five sub-regions, with the lead agencies assisting the facilitation and implementation of the SCOE Regional Academy goals:


  • Calaveras County Office of Education (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties)
  • Placer County Office of Education (El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, and Sutter Counties)
  • Sacramento County Office of Education (Sacramento County)
  • San Joaquin County Office of Education (San Joaquin County)
  • Yolo County Office of Education (Colusa, Yolo, and Yuba Counties)