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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #11-78
October 7, 2011
Contact: Tina Jung
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

Education Roundup for the Week Ending October 7, 2011

SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) today issued this week's Education Roundup featuring education-related announcements of public interest.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Learning Network will hold a California STEM Summit on October 10 and 11 at the UC Davis Conference Center. California is at risk of losing its economic leadership position in the world because of a lag in STEM education. The summit will engage leaders from business, government, and education, as well as nonprofit and philanthropic groups in a discussion of new initiatives to get more students involved in these subjects. For more information, please visit the California STEM Summit Web site at The California STEM Summit 2011 [http://castemsummit.com/] External link opens in new window or tab..

Students are urged to get in their entries before the October 15 deadline to participate in the 2011 Dreamers Challenge. The contest asks California high school seniors to describe how their unique dream would change the world. Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship and attendance at the 2011 California Hall of Fame event. The contest is sponsored by The California Museum with the help of the California Department of Education. For information, please visit the Dreamers Challenge Web site at DREAMERSCHALLENGE.ORG [Note: The preceding link is no longer active.].

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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