Tom Torlakson
State Board of Education (SBE)

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Superintendent’s Initiatives
Learn about Superintendent Torlakson's initiatives to improve schools, including encouraging schools to become "Safe Havens," promoting teaching, and leading the charge to improve career technical education and Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) education.
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California School Dashboard
California's new Accountability and Continuous Improvement System helps educators and the public to see how districts and schools are performing on test scores, graduation rates, and other measures of student success.
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Academic Standards and Frameworks
California has upgraded all core academic subjects — English Language Arts, mathematics, science, history/social science and English Language Development to give students the critical thinking and communication skills they need to succeed in 21st century college and careers.
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Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
The new federal education law provides great opportunities for states to exercise more authority over their education systems. California is forging ahead in developing the state plan required under the new law.
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California's Testing Program
Students in California are now taking online tests in English and math, which provide more accurate and timely measures of student progress toward career and college readiness, helping to improve teaching and learning.
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Local Control Funding Formula
California's groundbreaking new school funding formula increases resources for students, especially those from low-income families, English learners, and foster youth and provides more local authority over spending, allowing communities to make decisions suited to local needs.
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California School Directory
Information about California public schools, private schools, nonpublic nonsectarian schools, school districts, and county offices of education.

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