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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


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  • Students Have Begun CAASPP Testing (added 10-May-2016)
    State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports More Than Two-Thirds of California's Eligible Students Have Begun CAASPP Testing
  • After School Funding Legislation (added 02-May-2016)
    State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Visits John F. Kennedy High School to Promote After School Funding Legislation.