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News Releases

The California Department of Education shares news with the public through news releases. We send these documents to reporters who often write about it through your local news outlets.

  • If reporters would like more information about these news releases, please use the Reporter Request Form to contact the Communications Division.
  • 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.

Year 2016
Current news releases from the California Department of Education's (CDE) Communications Division of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Year 2015
Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.
Year 2014
Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.
Year 2013
Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.
Year 2012
Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.
Year 2011
Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.
Recently Posted in News Releases
  • Seal of Biliteracy Honor (added 23-Sep-2016)
    The California Department of Education received an award in Washington, D.C., recognizing the state as the national leader in the Seal of Biliteracy awarded to high school graduates who demonstrate proficiency in more than one language.
  • 2016–17 Exemplars of 21st Century Learning (added 22-Sep-2016)
    State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson announces California districts, schools chosen as 2016–17 Exemplars of 21st Century Learning.
  • Tom Torlakson Honors Latino Heritage Month (added 19-Sep-2016)
    Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson honors Latino Heritage Month.
  • California Department of Education Releases New In (added 19-Sep-2016)
    The California Department of Education (CDE) today released new information about the nearly 70,000 foster youth in the state’s public schools as part of a coordinated effort to assist these vulnerable and academically at-risk students.
  • New Career & College Transition Division Director (added 14-Sep-2016)
    State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Appoints Donna Wyatt as Director of Career and College Transition Division.