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Desert Dispatch
California Healthy Kids Survey releasedDrug and alcohol use dropped among students and school safety increased, State
California Healthy Kids Survey released
Desert Dispatch / Posted yesterday
Drug and alcohol use dropped among students and school safety increased, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced in the new California Healthy Kids Survey. The survey, which is given to to seventh-, ninth-, and... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
As California Democrats party in Philly, state’s head teacher poised to lead Golden StateConvention. In a chain of events straight out of an episode of “The West Wing,
As California Democrats party in Philly, state’s head teacher poised to lead Golden State
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 3 days ago
Convention. In a chain of events straight out of an episode of “The West Wing,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is poised to take the helm as acting governor at some point in the next week when Gov. Jerry Brown and nearly... Read more
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Breitbart
California: 1st State To Teach LGBT Curriculum — to Second Gradersas young as the second grade. “This is a big win for our students,” said Calif
California: 1st State To Teach LGBT Curriculum — to Second Graders
Breitbart / Posted 6 days ago
as young as the second grade. “This is a big win for our students,” said California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a statement. “This document will improve the teaching and learning of history and social science. It will... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Calif. OKs textbook changes to include Filipinos’ role in WWIIcurriculum for Grades 7-12.” With support from State Superintendent and concur
Calif. OKs textbook changes to include Filipinos’ role in WWII
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
curriculum for Grades 7-12.” With support from State Superintendent and concurrently SBE Secretary and Executive Officer Tom Torlakson, this important part of WWII history will be included in the Grade 11 U.S. history (Chapter 16) curriculum... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California storms RNC led by avocado-farming actressCalifornia Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly is set to give a welcome this m
California storms RNC led by avocado-farming actress
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 6 days ago
California Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly is set to give a welcome this morning. CELEBRATIONS: Happy birthday to Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, who turns 56 today, and to Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, who... Read more
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The Mercury News
Kids in crisis: One-third of California 11th-graders surveyed say they are chronically sadin more than 200 schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Despite the fi
Kids in crisis: One-third of California 11th-graders surveyed say they are chronically sad
The Mercury News / Posted 7 days ago
in more than 200 schools in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Despite the findings, state Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson noted that drug and alcohol use dropped and school safety -- including fewer students carrying guns on campus... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California school trustees get in gratis to Prop. 51 fundraiserState schools chief Tom Torlakson will headline a Fresno fundraiser next week t
California school trustees get in gratis to Prop. 51 fundraiser
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 7 days ago
State schools chief Tom Torlakson will headline a Fresno fundraiser next week to help Proposition 51, the $9 billion school construction bond on the Nov. 8 ballot. Tickets are $500, with event sponsorships to Thursday’s fundraiser topping out at... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Will LAPD release cops' body camera footage?will have clouds and a high of 76. This week’s birthdays for notable Californi
Will LAPD release cops' body camera footage?
Los Angeles Times / Posted 7 days ago
will have clouds and a high of 76. This week’s birthdays for notable Californians: State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson (July 19, 1949) and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (July 23, 1936). If you have a memory or story... Read more
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asianage
California schools to have richer content on ancient Indiaand California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom batted for their causes. The S
California schools to have richer content on ancient India
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom batted for their causes. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a separate statement said the new framework will improve the teaching and learning of history and social... Read more
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The Economic Times
California schools to have richer content on ancient Indiaand California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom batted for their causes. The S
California schools to have richer content on ancient India
The Economic Times / Posted 10 days ago
and California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom batted for their causes. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a separate statement said the new framework will improve the teaching and learning of history and social... Read more
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New Now Next
California Schools Will Start Teaching LGBT History In The Second Gradeslowed its execution. “History is not just ‘who was king or queen when’,” stat
California Schools Will Start Teaching LGBT History In The Second Grade
New Now Next / Posted 10 days ago
slowed its execution. “History is not just ‘who was king or queen when’,” state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson told the San Francisco Gate. The new curriculum is “not only acknowledging diversity, but celebrating our... Read more
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The Mercury News
LGBT history lessons heading for California classroomspriorities and budget cuts that stalled work on drafting recommendations for th
LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms
The Mercury News / Posted 11 days ago
priorities and budget cuts that stalled work on drafting recommendations for the school board and textbook purchases. Tom Torlakson, the superintendent of public instruction, discusses proposes to broaden the curriculum of California's history... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
California school officials adopt landmark LGBT courseworkapplauded the changes. History is not just “who was king or queen when,” said
California school officials adopt landmark LGBT coursework
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 11 days ago
applauded the changes. History is not just “who was king or queen when,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. The framework includes content “not only acknowledging diversity, but celebrating our diversity as a... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
California board of ed considers landmark LGBT curriculumlevel in K-12 schools. History is not just “who was king or queen when,” said
California board of ed considers landmark LGBT curriculum
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 11 days ago
level in K-12 schools. History is not just “who was king or queen when,” said state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson during the board meeting Thursday in Sacramento. The proposed framework includes content “not only... Read more
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The Mercury News
Livermore: Charter school firm under investigation by District Attorneynotice. One of the student's parents contacted police about their whereabouts,
Livermore: Charter school firm under investigation by District Attorney
The Mercury News / Posted 17 days ago
notice. One of the student's parents contacted police about their whereabouts, prompting State Superintendent of Education Tom Torlakson to visit the Livermore campus, which in turn launched the district attorney's investigation, said Deputy... Read more
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Palo Alto Weekly
Stanford's Michael Kirst, an innovator for educationit also put in place "enhanced" accountability requirements, Kirst wrote with S
Stanford's Michael Kirst, an innovator for education
Palo Alto Weekly / Posted 17 days ago
it also put in place "enhanced" accountability requirements, Kirst wrote with State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in an August 2013 letter to superintendents and charter school administrators about the impending changes.... Read more
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Pasadena Star-News
A Stanford professor’s high-stakes plan to save California schoolsSchool Administrators that made recommendations about the evaluation system to
A Stanford professor’s high-stakes plan to save California schools
Pasadena Star-News / Posted 22 days ago
School Administrators that made recommendations about the evaluation system to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in May. The task force did not recommend a ranking system for schools. The 325,000-member union is used to... Read more
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Silicon Valley
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee voteCommittee and the full Assembly. The committee's vote comes a few days after s
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote
Silicon Valley / Posted 25 days ago
Committee and the full Assembly. The committee's vote comes a few days after state Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson commissioned state Controller Betty Yee to audit the K12-managed California Virtual Academies and several weeks... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Why Calif. keeps failing to grade its schoolsaccountability for themselves and for California’s public schools? After all,
Why Calif. keeps failing to grade its schools
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 26 days ago
accountability for themselves and for California’s public schools? After all, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson used the API’s suspension as justification for failing to publish a legally required list of the state’s 1,000... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee voteCommittee and the full Assembly. The committee's vote comes a few days after s
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote
The Mercury News / Posted 26 days ago
Committee and the full Assembly. The committee's vote comes a few days after state Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson commissioned state Controller Betty Yee to audit the K12-managed California Virtual Academies and several weeks... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee voteassault on parent choice stop." The committee's vote comes a few days after st
California Virtual Academies: Bill targeting for-profit operator K12 Inc. clears first committee vote
The Mercury News / Posted 26 days ago
assault on parent choice stop." The committee's vote comes a few days after state Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson commissioned state Controller Betty Yee to audit the K12-managed California Virtual Academies and several weeks... Read more
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NBC News
California Won't Apply for Federal Data Disaggregation Grant: Reporttwo groups of Congressional leaders urged California Gov. Jerry Brown and Calif
California Won't Apply for Federal Data Disaggregation Grant: Report
NBC News / Posted 26 days ago
two groups of Congressional leaders urged California Gov. Jerry Brown and California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to apply for the federal grant. "When disaggregated data is available, we are able to see significant... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
California rejects federal grant to collect data on Asian, Pacific Islander students34 percent Laotians do not have high school diplomas. Chu said she would conti
California rejects federal grant to collect data on Asian, Pacific Islander students
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 1 months ago
34 percent Laotians do not have high school diplomas. Chu said she would continue to press state schools superintendent Tom Torlakson on the issue before the application deadline of Aug. 1. Chu is one of 28 lawmakers who signed a May 20 letter... Read more
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The Mercury News
California Virtual Academies' attendance, enrollment records to be audited by state Controllerenroll about 15,000 students across the state. The audit is the first that sta
California Virtual Academies' attendance, enrollment records to be audited by state Controller
The Mercury News / Posted 1 months ago
enroll about 15,000 students across the state. The audit is the first that state Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has asked the state Controller's Office to conduct since he took office in 2011. The request comes two months... Read more

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