Education & Digital Literacy: Policy & Governance

Education Policy



The Education Policy for the City of San José is intended to:

  • Establish the City's core values and perspective on education as a significant indicator of quality of life;
  • Provide a framework for governance and administration of this cross-departmental work;
  • Guide the City's ongoing engagement with community and education stakeholders; and
  • Ensure that evaluation and oversight is provided to ensure accountability for program quality and the expenditure of resources


The academic success of San José’s youth is a significant indicator of the future prosperity of our communities. Through partnership with schools, school districts, and educational service providers throughout the region, the City will advance educational outcomes and academic success for San José youth by:

  • Leveraging its strengths of serving the whole community
  • Using data to assess progress and identify gaps
  • Realigning specific programs, facilities usage, and other assets as needed


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Education Policy

San José Education Policy was adopted by City Council on February 11, 2020. (2.2 MB PDF)

School/City Collaborative

The School/City Collaborative is a partnership between schools and the City to maximize resources that serve the children of San José.

College and Career Readiness Quality Standards

The Standards serve as a guide to quality improvement for college and career readiness programs in the City of San José. (660 KB PDF)

Digital Literacy Quality Standards

The Standards serve as a guide to quality improvement for programs in the City of San José that promote digital skills for students and community members. (720 KB PDF)

Early Education Quality Standards

The Early Education Quality Standards serve to improve the quality of the City’s programming offered to young children. (1 MB PDF)

Expanded Learning Quality Standards

Most afterschool and summer programs in San José utilize the California Afterschool Network (CAN) Standards, which provide 12 focus areas of both overall point of service and program quality.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Quality Standards

The Standards serve as a framework for equity, diversity and inclusion quality improvement for all programs. (415 KB PDF)