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Year 2011

Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.

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December

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Spotlights New Youth Laws for 2012
News Release #104 — December 28, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Chooses Respected Scholar and Author to Head English Learner Efforts
News Release #103 — December 21, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Publication to Help Schools Transition to Common Core State Standards
News Release #102 — December 19, 2011

California Wins Federal "Race to the Top" Early Learning Challenge Grant
News Release #101 — December 16, 2011

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces New Directors to Lead Two Key California Department of Education Divisions
News Release #100 — December 15, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #99 — December 14, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Mid-Year Cuts
News Release #98 — December 13, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Selects High School Students for 2011 U.S. Senate Youth Program
News Release #97 — December 5, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Assistance for Schools Closed Due to High Winds
News Release #96 — December 2, 2011

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November

Physical Fitness Test Results for 2011 Prompt Schools Chief Tom Torlakson and NBA All-Star Bill Walton to Team Up for Healthy Kids Campaign
News Release #95 — November 30, 2011

Schools Chief Torlakson Reacts to Study on Strategies to Help Middle School Students Transition to High School and Graduation
News Release #94 — November 29, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Honors "Schools to Watch™–Taking Center Stage" Model Middle Schools
News Release #93 — November 28, 2011

State Board of Education President Kirst, Schools Superintendent Torlakson Issue Statements on Race to the Top Round Three Submission
News Release #92 — November 23, 2011

Education Roundup for Week Ending November 18, 2011
News Release #91 — November 18, 2011

State School Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Legislative Analyst's Office Report
News Release #90 — November 16, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on CSU Student Fees
News Release #89 — November 16, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Beaumont School Principal Selected for National Honor
News Release #88 — November 15, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Statement on Veterans Day
News Release #87 — November 10, 2011

State Schools Chief Torlakson Issues Statement on NCLB Waiver
News Release #86 — November 9, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Restores Time-Saving Web Tool for School Districts
News Release #85 — November 8, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's Five Teachers of the Year
News Release #84 — November 7, 2011

California's Fourth and Eighth Grade Students Continue Math and Reading Gains
News Release #83 — November 1, 2011

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October

Partnership Academies Linked to Graduation, College Readiness
News Release #82 — October 25, 2011

Soccer Star Brandi Chastain, '49ers Great Bubba Paris Join Schools Chief Torlakson to Launch Team California for Healthy Kids
News Release #81 — October 20, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Federal Early Learning Grant Application
News Release #80 — October 19, 2011

State Schools Chief Torlakson Urges Congress to Approve American Jobs Act
News Release #79 — October 12, 2011

Education Roundup for the Week Ending October 7, 2011
News Release #78 — October 7, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Nearly Three-Fourths of California High School Grads go on to College
News Release #77 — October 6, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Schools to Consider Alternative Discipline for Disruptive Students to Keep Them in School
News Release #76 — October 4, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Web Tools for Online Education Programs and Schools
News Release #75 — October 3, 2011

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September

The California Department of Education Announces Fee Reduction for Child Nutrition Program Agencies Receiving USDA Foods
News Release #74 — September 26, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Outlines Schools of the Future Report, Hails Completion of Solar Project at San Mateo Union’s Aragon High School
News Release #72 — September 26, 2011

Torlakson Issues Statement on NCLB Waivers
News Release #73 — September 23, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Will Lead Effort in Writing New National Science Standards
News Release #71 — September 20, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Returns Local Authority to Emery Unified After 10 Years of State Control
News Release #69 — September 15, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Winners of the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program
News Release #70 — September 15, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on 2010-11 SAT® Scores
News Release #68 — September 12, 2011

American Jobs Act Could Bring Nearly $6 Billion in Needed School Funds to California
News Release #67 — September 12, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Relief Is Available for School Districts Shut Down by Southern California Power Outage
News Release #66 — September 9, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Calls for Cooperation, Partnership on School Construction Projects
News Release #65 — September 8, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges President Obama to Protect Education Jobs and Invest in Schools
News Release #64 — September 6, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Welcomes Students and Teachers Back to School
News Release #63 — September 6, 2011

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August

Torlakson: Record Share of Schools Meet State Academic Goals
News Release #62 — August 31, 2011

Education Roundup for Week of August 29, 2011
News Release #61 — August 29, 2011

Schools Chief Torlakson Seeks Relief from NCLB Sanctions
News Release #60 — August 25, 2011

2010−11 California High School Exit Examination Results Released;Achievement Gap Continues to Narrow
News Release #59 — August 24, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum
News Release #58 — August 19, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Director to Head Department's State Special Schools and Services Division
News Release #57 — August 18, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Latest ACT Scores
News Release #56 — August 17, 2011

2011 STAR Results Show Steady Improvement Statewide
News Release #55 — August 15, 2011

CALPADS Finds Statewide Graduation Rate of 74.4 Percent
News Release #54 — August 11, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Offers A Blueprint for Great Schools Report Puts Focus on Effective Teaching, Student Support, 21st Century Learning
News Release #53 — August 9, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Executive Order to Grant States NCLB Waiver
News Release #52 — August 8, 2011

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July

California Receives $14 Million for School-Based Health Centers
News Release #51 — July 14, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Passage of Whooping Cough Vaccine Extension Bill
News Release #50 — July 14, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Statement on Senate Bill 48
News Release #49 — July 14, 2011

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June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor’s Budget Proposal
News Release #48 — June 28, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Finalists for Prestigious National Teaching Awards
News Release #47 — June 24, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement Regarding Report Released by National Center for Education Statistics
News Release #46 — June 22, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Finds More Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #45 — June 17, 2011

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces New Superintendent for California School for the Deaf, Fremont
News Release #44 — June 14, 2011

State Education Leaders Jointly Announce California's Role in New Multistate Consortium Formed to Develop New Generation of Assessments
News Release #43 — June 9, 2011

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May

Education Roundup for Week Ending May 20, 2011
News Release #42 — May 20, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Responds to Governor's May Revise
News Release #41 — May 16, 2011

Education Roundup for Week Ending May 13, 2011
News Release #40 — May 13, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Republican Budget Proposal
News Release #39 — May 12, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges California to Address Financial Emergency in Public Schools
News Release #38 — May 11, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Results of 2010–11 California English Language Development Test
News Release #37 — May 10, 2011

Education Roundup for the Week Ending May 6, 2011
News Release #36 — May 6, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Academic Performance Ranks, 2010 Base API for California Public Schools
News Release #35 — May 5, 2011

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April

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's 2011 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #34 — April 29, 2011

Education Roundup for Week Ending April 29, 2011
News Release #33 — April 29, 2011

Education Roundup for the Week Ending April 22, 2011
News Release #32 — April 22, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on State Board of Education Action on Draft Parent Empowerment Law Regulations
News Release #31 — April 21, 2011

Education Roundup for the Week Ending April 15, 2011
News Release #30 — April 15, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2011 California Distinguished Schools
News Release #29 — April 12, 2011

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March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2011 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
News Release #28 — March 30, 2011

Education Roundup for the Week Ending March 25, 2011
News Release #27 — March 25, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases 2010 Physical Fitness Results, Announces Co-Chairs of Team California for Healthy Kids
News Release #26 — March 24, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson: Nearly Two Million California Students Attend Financially Troubled Districts
News Release #25 — March 21, 2011

Education Roundup for the Week Ending March 18, 2011
News Release #24 — March 18, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson to Districts: Plan for the Worst
News Release #23 — March 11, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on California’s Parent Empowerment Law
News Release #22 — March 9, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2011 Model Dropout Prevention Programs
News Release #21 — March 8, 2011

Education Roundup for the Week Ending March 4, 2011
News Release #20 — March 4, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson on Read Across America
News Release #19 — March 2, 2011

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February

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Agencies to Apply to Become Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
News Release #18 — February 25, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Accepted to Attend Education Leaders Institute
News Release #17 — February 25, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Recognizes Three Schools for Offering Exemplary Independent Study
News Release #16 — February 14, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Parent Empowerment Law
News Release #15 — February 9, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Shooting Death of Schnell School Principal Sam LaCara
News Release #14 — February 2, 2011

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January

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Notes California’s First Fred Korematsu Day
News Release #13 — January 28, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Release of NAEP 2009 Science Assessment Results
News Release #12 — January 25, 2011

State Schools Chief Torlakson Announces Deadline Extension for Heritage School Registration
News Release #11 — January 24, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names Fiscal Deputy Superintendent and Legislative Affairs Director
News Release #10 — January 21, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Public to Honor the Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
News Release #9 — January 14, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Leads Drive for Energy Efficiency
News Release #8 — January 14, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises New School Meal Guidelines, Expresses Concern about Funding Gap
News Release #7 — January 13, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Quality Counts 2011 Report
News Release #6 — January 11, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2011-12
News Release #5 — January 10, 2011

State School Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2011 "Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage" Model Schools
News Release #2 — January 7, 2011

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Declares Schools in State of Financial Emergency
News Release #4 — January 6, 2011

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates New State Board of Education Members and Praises Governor on Appointments
News Release #3 — January 5, 2011

Tom Torlakson Sworn in as State Superintendent of Public Instruction at High School Where He Once Taught
News Release #1 — January 3, 2011

State Superintendent of Public Instruction-Elect Tom Torlakson Announces Transition Advisory Team Co-Chairs and Members
News Release #0 — January 3, 2011

 

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