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This agency keeps the public informed about education news through pictures, video, and audio clips. This news is shared with reporters who often write about it through various media.

  • If reporters would like more information about this multimedia, contact us at communications@cde.ca.gov.
  • The Newsroom page provides a more detailed overview of services provided by the Communications Division.
  • The links and information below were developed for reporters and others involved in education.

2011 | 2012 | 2013

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Year 2013

November 18, 2013: During the 2013 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium in Sacramento, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson unveiled a new video developed with the help of the California Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation, and Lybba entitled, I Am A Scientist [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tquPmplrofk] External link opens in new window or tab.. The video, created by Wondros, is designed to inspire youth about the benefits of STEM learning and promote career opportunities in the life science industry. The video also connects students with what STEM education can do for expanding career paths and improving community health. It chronicles a day with students from Los Angeles' Promise Manual Arts High School at a biohackathon. Here are more resources for students to learn more about:

November 4, 2013: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson named five outstanding educators as the 2014 California Teachers of the Year.

August 26, 2013: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announces the availability of two Common Core State Standards (CCSS) publications. For more information, please visit CCSS Publications Available:

August 22, 2013: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson releases a video on the next steps in the transition to the Common Core State Standards in California External link opens in new window or tab..

March 8, 2013: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announces the winner of the National Online Teacher of the Year award. For more information, please visit National Online Teacher of the Year - Year 2013.

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Year 2012

December 3, 2012: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announces the 2013 U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) delegates and alternates. For more information, please visit U.S. Senate Youth Program Delegates Selected - Year 2012.

November 8, 2012: State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announces the 2013 California Teachers of the Year.

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Year 2011

January 3, 2011: Thanking Californians for giving him the opportunity to serve, Tom Torlakson took his oath of office as California's 27th State Superintendent of Public Instruction in a simple ceremony attended by educators, students, and members of his family in the gymnasium of Mount Diablo High School in Concord, where he taught science and world history. For more information, please visit Tom Torlakson Sworn in as State Superintendent - Year 2011.

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