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Orange County Register
'We're fighting over shades of Democrat'in California’s 2014 race for state superintendent, when the California Teacher
'We're fighting over shades of Democrat'
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
in California’s 2014 race for state superintendent, when the California Teachers Association spent big to elect Democrat Tom Torlakson and reform groups put money behind Democratic challenger Marshall Tuck. Now it’s emerging in a cluster of... Read more
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KTVU 2 San Francisco
State public schools in limbo over new way to rank schoolsUnion High School District agrees there are flaws in the system. KTVU reached
State public schools in limbo over new way to rank schools
KTVU 2 San Francisco / Posted 6 days ago
Union High School District agrees there are flaws in the system. KTVU reached out to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to find out what is being done. “There’s some question about how old the data is that establishes the list,... Read more
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The Signal
Hart district’s graduation rate above state averageimportance we place on education the better off we all are going to be.” State
Hart district’s graduation rate above state average
The Signal / Posted 7 days ago
importance we place on education the better off we all are going to be.” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said the news is encouraging because more rigorous academic standards are being introduced. “Statewide, our... Read more
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Orange County Register
New data: 82 percent of California students graduate on timestate began calculating the figure by how many students finish on time six year
New data: 82 percent of California students graduate on time
Orange County Register / Posted 7 days ago
state began calculating the figure by how many students finish on time six years ago. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the numbers were encouraging, particularly since the rise comes as more rigorous standards are being... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California’s high school graduation rate rises sixth year in rowyear, raising the state’s graduation rate to 82.3 percent, up 1.3 percentage po
California’s high school graduation rate rises sixth year in row
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
year, raising the state’s graduation rate to 82.3 percent, up 1.3 percentage points from 2014’s class, state schools Supt. Tom Torlakson reported Tuesday. The graduation rate is calculated on the “cohort” of 488,612 students who started high... Read more
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The Mercury News
California's graduation rate reaches record highThe biggest jumps were among English language learner and migrant students, sai
California's graduation rate reaches record high
The Mercury News / Posted 7 days ago
The biggest jumps were among English language learner and migrant students, said State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in statewide results released Tuesday. The upswing in graduation rates means that 2,900 more students received... Read more
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FOX40 Sacramento
New Guidelines for Transgender Students Brings Excitement, Skepticismgonna harm anyone else unless they're over reacting and you know how people can
New Guidelines for Transgender Students Brings Excitement, Skepticism
FOX40 Sacramento / Posted 11 days ago
gonna harm anyone else unless they're over reacting and you know how people can be," he added. California Schools Chief Tom Torlakson responded to the federal guidelines saying in 2013, California became the first state in the nation to protect... Read more
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The Signal
36th Assembly District candidate profilesState Controller Betty Yee; California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones;
36th Assembly District candidate profiles
The Signal / Posted 13 days ago
State Controller Betty Yee; California State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones; State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson; Congresswomen Judy Chu and Janice Hahn; Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León; Senators Isadore Hall and... Read more
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The Manteca Bulletin
Ripona School open house marks 50 yearssuccessful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” State Su
Ripona School open house marks 50 years
The Manteca Bulletin / Posted 13 days ago
successful, vibrant, and innovative centers of learning and teaching,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said of the 193 middle schools and 180 high schools honored under the state’s new Gold Ribbon Schools Awards... Read more
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Pleasanton Weekly
Middle schools remind parents of new vaccine requirement(Senate Bill) 277 will increase the vaccination rates of our students," State S
Middle schools remind parents of new vaccine requirement
Pleasanton Weekly / Posted 18 days ago
(Senate Bill) 277 will increase the vaccination rates of our students," State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a statement when the bill was signed. "These rates have dropped so low during the past few years that... Read more
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Orange County Register
Ocean View district employee sweeps up state awardteaches classes for community organizations. “It started as a hobby in about 2
Ocean View district employee sweeps up state award
Orange County Register / Posted 25 days ago
teaches classes for community organizations. “It started as a hobby in about 2000 and got into my heart,” he said. Tom Torlakson, the state superintendant of public instruction, said staffers like Barrera are invaluable. “Our schools would... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Turtle Bay Elementary cook one of six California Classified Employees of Yearthink that's very attracting for kids." In announcing the winners of the conte
Turtle Bay Elementary cook one of six California Classified Employees of Year
The Record Searchlight / Posted 26 days ago
think that's very attracting for kids." In announcing the winners of the contest, state Superintendent of Public Schools Tom Torlakson said the winning classified employees such as McClain, "represent the very best of the best." In a press... Read more
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The Oakdale Leader
Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honorsto ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers,” St
Knights Ferry School: Gold Ribbon Honors
The Oakdale Leader / Posted 27 days ago
to ensure that every student is ready for 21st century college and careers,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said in a press release. “California teachers developing an education model for the nation, training the... Read more
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The Mercury News
Dan Walters: California's fight over education accountabilityto describe the process now underway, but who were, in effect, opposing Weber.
Dan Walters: California's fight over education accountability
The Mercury News / Posted 28 days ago
to describe the process now underway, but who were, in effect, opposing Weber. One represented state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson, who is also closely aligned with the CTA. Weber said the state needs "a single coherent system of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Big feud over school accountability rages in Capitolto describe the process now underway, but who were, in effect, opposing Weber.
Big feud over school accountability rages in Capitol
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 29 days ago
to describe the process now underway, but who were, in effect, opposing Weber. One represented state schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson, who is also closely aligned with the CTA. Weber said the state needs “a single coherent system of... Read more
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The Signal
State awards Hart school district $3.1 million grantState Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, announced the award
State awards Hart school district $3.1 million grant
The Signal / Posted a month ago
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, announced the award of $3,157,277 to the William S. Hart Union High School District through the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant. This funding is for programs that focus on career... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Sample report cards help parents interpret children’s standardized exam resultsand Progress (CAASPP) tests for English language arts/literacy and mathematics,
Sample report cards help parents interpret children’s standardized exam results
Ventura County Star / Posted 1 months ago
and Progress (CAASPP) tests for English language arts/literacy and mathematics," State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson writes on the top of one of the report cards. "These tests are based on California's rigorous academic... Read more

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