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Year 2012

Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.

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December

Education Roundup for the Week Ending December 21, 2012
News Release #115óDecember 21, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates 35 California Schools for 2013 National Blue Ribbon Honor
News Release #114—December 20, 2012

State Schools Chief, Other Education Leaders Write President on School Safety
News Release #113—December 17, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Connecticut School Tragedy
News Release #112—December 14, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #110—December 12, 2012

California Department of Education Responds to California State Auditor Report
News Release #111—December 11, 2012

New Interim Administrator Appointed for Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #109—December 7, 2012

The College Board, Google and DonorsChoose.org Collaborate to Expand Access to AP® STEM courses in 800 Public Schools
The College Board News Release—December 4, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Selects High School Students for 2013 U.S. Senate Youth Program
News Release #108—December 3, 2012

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November

Education Roundup for the Week Ending November 30, 2013
News Release #107—November 30, 2012

California School Kids’ Physical Fitness Test Results for 2012 Hold Steady
News Release #106—November 15, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names California Teachers of the Year
News Release #105—November 8, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Approval of Instructional Materials Aligned to Common Core State Standards
News Release #104—November 7, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Adoption of New Standards for English Language Development
News Release #103—November 7, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Hails Passage of Proposition 30
News Release #102—November 7, 2012

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October

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Bear Valley Superintendent and District for Promoting Good Health and Nutrition
News Release #101—October 19, 2012

Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Serve as California’s After School STEM Ambassador
News Release #100—October 15, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Winners of the Coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools Award
News Release #99—October 15, 2012

Recalled Peanut Butter to be Destroyed
News Release #98—October 12, 2012

Education Roundup for the Week Ending October 12, 2012
News Release #97—October 12, 2012

Majority of California’s Public Schools Reach Statewide Achievement Target, State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces
News Release #96—October 11, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Web Tool to Save Schools Time and Money
News Release #95—October 9, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Introduces School Quality Snapshot
News Release #94—October 9, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Director of Analysis, Measurement and Accountability Reporting Division
News Release #93—October 5, 2012

Education Roundup for the Week Ending October 5, 2012
News Release #92—October 5, 2012

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Leads 'Strong Schools for a Strong Economy' Tour
News Release #91—October 3, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Inglewood High Alumnus as State Administrator for Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #90—October 3, 2012

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September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on AB 1246 Signing
News Release #89—September 28, 2012

California Begins Gathering Data on School Technology
News Release #88—September 24, 2012

Latinos Now Account for Largest Share of SAT® Scores in California, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Notes
News Release #87—September 24, 2012

State Schools Chief Issues Statement on SB 1070 Signing
News Release #86—September 21, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on State Takeover of Financially Troubled Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #85—September 14, 2012

Education Roundup for the Week Ending September 14, 2012
News Release #84—September 14, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Director of Nutrition Services Division
News Release #83—September 13, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New School Pilot Program Linking Academics and Career Readiness
News Release #82—September 11, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Greatness by Design, Task Force's Comprehensive Report on Supporting Outstanding Teaching
News Release #81—September 10, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Invites Comment on New Career Technical Education Standards
News Release #80—September 4, 2012

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August

2012 STAR Results Mark Ninth Straight Year of Rising English and Math Scores
News Release #79—August 31, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on 2012 ACT® Report
News Release #78—August 22, 2012

California High School Exit Exam Results Show Continued Growth
News Release #77—August 22, 2012

Education Roundup for the Week Ending August 17, 2012
News Release #76—August 17, 2012

Modern Technology a Major Tool in Preparing Students for the Future, Educators and Other Experts Say
News Release #75—August 16, 2012

Education Roundup for the Week Ending August 10, 2012
News Release #74—August 10, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winners of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grants
News Release #73—August 7, 2012

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July

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012 State Finalists for Prestigious National Teaching Award
News Release #72—July 26, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Report Highlighting Path Toward More Modern Schools
News Release #71—July 25, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winners of Grants to Help Adult Education Students Go to College
News Release #70—July 12, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California School Bus Drivers
News Release #69—July 10, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces More Than 10,000 Students Earn New State Seal of Biliteracy
News Release #68—July 5, 2012

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June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Cuts to Education Budget
News Release #67—June 28, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Financial Backing for School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #66—June 27, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Climb in Graduation Rates for California Students
News Release #65—June 27, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Families to Utilize Summer Meal Sites
News Release #64—June 26, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Two California Teachers on Prestigious National Honors
News Release #63—June 25, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on 40th Anniversary of Title IX
News Release #62—June 22, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on San Diego Schools Agreement
News Release #61—June 21, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Notes Legislature's Commitment to Quality Early Learning and Child Development
News Release #60—June 15, 2012

California Officially Files Waiver Seeking Relief From 'No Child Left Behind' Mandates
News Release #59—June 15, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on School Measure Results
News Release #58—June 6, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Administrator for South Monterey County Joint Union High School District
News Release #57—June 6, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates First U.S. Department of Education National Green Ribbon Awards Winners
News Release #56—June 4, 2012

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May

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Notes Gains Among English Learners Taking California English Language Development Test
News Release #55—May 30, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Presents GOAL Awards During California Advisory Commission on Special Education Meeting
News Release #54—May 25, 2012

Education Roundup for the Week Ending May 25, 2012
News Release #53—May 25, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Creates Science, Technology, Engineering, Math Task Force
News Release #52—May 24, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Web Site to Help Students Connect Education and Careers
News Release #51—May 23, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Schools to Observe Harvey Milk Day
News Release #50—May 22, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Record Number of School Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #49—May 21, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children and Prevent Whooping Cough
News Release #48—May 15, 2012

State Schools Chief Issues Statement on Governor's May Revision
News Release #47—May 14, 2012

Education Roundup for Week Ending May 11, 2012
News Release #46—May 11, 2012

California Seeks State-Defined Waiver to Provide Relief From Unworkable Mandates of 'No Child Left Behind'
News Release #45—May 10, 2012

State Schools Chief Torlakson Notes Gains Among Latino Students on NAEP 2011 Grade Eight Science Assessment
News Release #44—May 10, 2012

California State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Supports Pay Freeze for Incoming CSU Campus Presidents
News Release #43—May 9, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's 2012 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #42—May 9, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces School Districts to Receive Funding to Prevent Tobacco Use Among Students
News Release #41—May 7, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Top 10 List of Ways to Appreciate Teachers
News Release #40—May 4, 2012

Education Roundup for Week Ending May 4, 2012
News Release #39—May 4, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Universities for Winning Federal Professional Development Grants
News Release #38—May 2, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Legislature to Protect Child Care
News Release #37—May 2, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names Director of the Assessment Development and Administration Division
News Release #36—May 1, 2012

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April

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Testing Security Reminder
News Release #35—April 27, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Four California Schools to Win First National Green Ribbon Awards
News Release #34—April 23, 2012

California Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki is Named America's Top Teacher
News Release #33—April 23, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2011-12 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
News Release #32—April 11, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Tool to Help School Districts Get Families and Community Involved in Students' Education
News Release #31—April 10, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges CSU Leadership to Freeze Executive Pay
News Release #30—April 2, 2012

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March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012 California Distinguished Schools
News Release #29—March 29, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012 Model Attendance Improvement Programs
News Release #28—March 26, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates Four Green Schools to Represent California in New National Green Ribbon Schools Program
News Release #27—March 22, 2012

State Schools Chief Torlakson Announces Plan to Implement Common Core State Standards Presented to Governor and State Legislature
News Release #26—March 20, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Creates Task Force to Improve and Expand Use of Classroom Technology
News Release #25—March 17, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Leads Opposition to Child Care Cuts
News Release #24—March 16, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Teacher Layoff Notices
News Release #23—March 15, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Eligibility Guidelines for Low-Income Families to Qualify for Nutritious Meals
News Release #22—March 14, 2012

State Schools Chief Torlakson and School Board President Kirst Applaud Improvements to Testing Agreement
News Release #21—March 7, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Responds to Federal Report on Student Suspension and Expulsion Rates
News Release #20—March 6, 2012

Education Roundup for Week Ending March 2, 2012
News Release #19—March 2, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Slowdown in Rate of Obesity Among California Schoolchildren
News Release #18—March 1, 2012

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February

Student Job Prospects Enhanced through Funding for Clean Energy Academies
News Release #17—February 27, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson: One Student in Three Attends a School District in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #16—February 23, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Career Readiness Initiative to Lower Dropout Rate and Prepare Students for Careers
News Release #15—February 14, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on NCLB Waivers
News Release #14—February 9, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds California's Significant Gains in Number and Success of Students Taking AP Exams
News Release #13—February 8, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Selects 25 California Continuation High Schools for Model Status
News Release #12—February 6, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Agencies to Apply to Become Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
News Release #11—February 1, 2012

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January

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds New Nutrition Standards for School Lunches
News Release #10—January 25, 2012

Torlakson Launches Effort to Boost Educator Excellence
News Release #9—January 20, 2012

California Teacher of the Year Chosen as Finalist for National Teacher of the Year Title
News Release #8—January 19, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's State of the State Address
News Release #7—January 18, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Public to Observe Fred Korematsu Day
News Release #6—January 17, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Students to Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
News Release #5—January 13, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates 35 California Schools for National Blue Ribbon Honor
News Release #4—January 10, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2012-13
News Release #3—January 5, 2012

Heritage Schools Can Now Register with State, Superintendent Torlakson Announces
News Release #2—January 5, 2012

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Launches Green Ribbon Award Program
News Release #1—January 3, 2012

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