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Year 2013

Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.

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December

Energy Efficiency Guidelines for School Funding Approved by Energy Commission [http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2013_releases/2013-12-19_school_energy_efficiency_guidelines_approved_nr.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
California Energy Commission News Release—December 19, 2013

School Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Invites Public Comment on First English Framework Based on Common Core
News Release #122—December 17, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Effort to Build Pathways to Careers by Linking Educators and Business Leaders
News Release #121—December 12, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of Veteran Los Angeles School Trustee
News Release #120—December 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of South African Leader
News Release #119—December 5, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Delegates to the 2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program
News Release #118—December 3, 2013

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November

Education Roundup for Week Ending November 22, 2013
News Release #117—November 22, 2013

State Expands Field Tests of New Common Core-Aligned Assessments
News Release #116—November 21, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of More Than $106 Million to Schools Under Proposition 39
News Release #115—November 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Partnering with California PTA to Provide Common Core Resources to Parents
News Release #114—November 19, 2013

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Convenes 2,000 California Educators for Statewide STEM Symposium
News Release #113—November 18, 2013

California Educators to Present at National Conference on Teaching 21st Century Skills to Students
News Release #112—November 14, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Second Half of $1.25 Billion Going to Schools for Common Core Transition
News Release #111—November 12, 2013

California Students Make Major Gains in National Tests, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces
News Release #110—November 7, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Approves Middle Grade Recommendations for Modern Science Standards
News Release #109—November 6, 2013

California Adopts First Math Framework Aligned with Common Core
News Release #108—November 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson Launches Charter School Best Practices Project
News Release #107—November 5, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names California Teachers of the Year
News Release #106—November 4, 2013

October

California Students Make Slight Gains in Physical Fitness
News Release #105—October 23, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding For School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #104—October 14, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Web Help for Students Exploring College and Careers
News Release #103—October 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Quality Snapshot Now Available
News Release #102—October 7, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Previews Expert Task Force Report on Boosting STEM Education
News Release #101—October 4, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson Teams with Community Colleges and Nonprofit Partner to Direct $7.5 Million to Linked Learning Programs
News Release #100—October 3, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Testing Overhaul
News Release #99—October 2, 2013

September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Possible Federal Shutdown
News Release #98—September 30, 2013

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Addresses Truancy Report
News Release #97—September 30, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Minimum Wage Legislation
News Release #96—September 25, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Winners of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award
News Release #95—September 24, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Visits Nation's Capital to Push for Student Broadband Access
News Release #94—September 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson and State Board of Education President Kirst Issue Statement on Federal “Double Testing” Waiver Guidance
News Release #93—September 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces National Best Practices Tour of California Green Ribbon Schools
News Release #92—September 17, 2013

California Education Leaders Continue to Support Assessment Overhaul Legislation
News Release #90—September 12, 2013

Legislature Passes Package of Bills Advancing Move to Common Core and Next Generation Standards
News Release #91—September 12, 2013

Legislature Approves Major Updates to Student Assessments
News Release #89—September 11, 2013

State Senate Approves Statewide Testing Overhaul Legislation
News Release #88—September 10, 2013

California Education Leaders Voice Support for Assessment Overhaul Legislation
News Release #87—September 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Testifies on School Employee Dismissal or Suspension Bill
News Release #86—September 10, 2013

State School Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Regarding AB 484
News Release #85—September 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Support for Low-Income Students Taking Advanced Tests
News Release #83—September 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Three Division Directors at California Department of Education
News Release #84—September 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Adopts Next Generation Science Standards
News Release #82—September 4, 2013

Assessment Overhaul Supports Statewide Transition to Common Core
News Release #81—September 4, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Directs $622 Million in State Funding to Help School Districts Bring Common Core Standards to Life
News Release #80—September 3, 2013

 

August

State Schools Chief Issues Statement on Study of QEIA Impact
News Release #79—August 29, 2013

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Improved Results on High School Exit Exam
News Release #78—August 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Two Publications to Help Schools and Students Transition to Common Core State Standards
News Release #76—August 26, 2013

State Funds Restore Preschool Access for 8,300 Children, State Schools Chief Announces
News Release #75—August 22, 2013

California Department of Education Monitors Social Media During STAR Tests
News Release #74—August 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases 2013 STAR Results
News Release #73—August 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Issues Statement on NCLB Waiver Approval
News Release #72—August 6, 2013

July

Work Begins on Civics Education Initiative
News Release #77—July 30, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2013 Finalists for Prestigious National Teaching Award
News Release #71—July 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Grants to Help Students get Nutritious Food at School
News Release #70—July 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Book Giveaway
News Release #69—July 15, 2013

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June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Proposes Next Generation Science Standards Focused on Deep Understanding of Science and Engineering Practices
News Release #68—June 28, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints State Trustee for Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #67—June 28, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Senate Ed Committee Approval of New Era of Student Assessment
News Release #66—June 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Testing Flexibility Announcement
News Release #65—June 19, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Showcases Teacher Trainings Kicking Off California's Common Core Summer
News Release #64—June 17, 2013

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on State Budget
News Release #63—June 12, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises President Obama's Plan to Overhaul Federal Program to Help Schools Buy Technology
News Release #62—June 6, 2013

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May

Assembly Approves Overhaul of Public School Testing
News Release #61—May 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Encourages Taking an Early Look at New, Online Smarter Balanced Practice Tests
News Release #60—May 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Sharp Drop in Number of Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #59—May 28, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #58—May 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Governor's May Revision
News Release #57—May 14, 2013

State Board of Education Adopts Timeline for New Common Core Math Materials
News Release #56—May 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Notes Contribution of Teachers
News Release #55—May 6, 2013

Women in Science and Tech Industries Profiled in State Agency Project
News Release #53—May 3, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Establishes Two New Areas for Recognizing Exemplary Schools
News Release #54—May 3, 2013

Key Committee Approves Overhaul of Public School Testing
News Release #52—May 1, 2013

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April

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winner of the 2013 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award
News Release #51—April 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's 2013 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #50—April 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Four California Schools, One District on Being Named National Green Ribbon Award Winners
News Release #49—April 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases First Detailed Data on Student Suspension and Expulsion Rates
News Release #48—April 19, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Public Comment Period Open on New Common Core Math Framework
News Release #47—April 18, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
News Release #46—April 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Distinguished Schools for 2013
News Release #45—April 11, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Next Step in Nationwide Push to Teach Students 21st Century Science Skills
News Release #44—April 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Continued Improvement in State's High School Graduation Rate
News Release #42—April 9, 2013

State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Returns Local Control to Vallejo City Unified School District
News Release #43—April 8, 2013

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March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's National Youth Science Camp Delegates
News Release #41—March 29, 2013

Jefe estatal de escuelas anuncia versión en español de Common Core
News Release #40s—March 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Announces Spanish Version of Common Core Standards Now Available
News Release #40—March 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson Applauds Push for Healthy Lunch Record
News Release #39—March 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Model Attendance, Dropout Prevention Programs
News Release #38—March 19, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Recommended Literature List
News Release #37—March 18, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated Lists of Sites Serving Nutritious Meals to Low-Income Children
News Release #36—March 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Projects Savings of More Than $15 Million from Testing Suspension Proposal
News Release #35—March 13, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Adoption of Anchor Standards
News Release #34—March 13, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Joins National Partnership to Teach Students 21st Century Skills
News Release #33—March 11, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Teacher Chosen as National Online Teacher of the Year
News Release #32—March 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports More Children Participate in School Breakfast Programs
News Release #31—March 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Smaller Number of Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #30—March 4, 2013

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February

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Congress to Prevent Devastating Cuts
News Release #29—February 26, 2013

Private Businesses Work with Torlakson's Team California Initiative to Support Fresh Healthy Food for Monterey-Area Schools
News Release #28—February 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces More Than 1,100 California Schools Taking Part in Pilot Testing of Computer-Based Assessments
News Release #27—February 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Encouraged by Advanced Placement® Results
News Release #26—February 20, 2013

Education Roundup for the Week Ending February 15, 2013
News Release #24—February 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Deputy Superintendent on Election as Smarter Balanced Executive Committee Co-Chair
News Release #25—February 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates Four Schools, One School District as 2013 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools
News Release #23—February 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Statement on the President's State of the Union Address
News Release #22—February 12, 2013

Long Beach Unified Named Among Top Districts in the World
News Release #21—February 7, 2013

California Department of Education Responds to Student Meal Programs Report
News Release #20—February 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Director of School Fiscal Services Division
News Release #19—February 6, 2013

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January

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces $11 Million Grant to Improve Services for Students with Disabilities
News Release #18—January 31, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Agencies to Apply to Become Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
News Release #17—January 30, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Public to Observe Fred Korematsu Day
News Release #16—January 25, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reaction to Governor's State of the State Address
News Release #15—January 23, 2013

California Department of Education Responds to Questions About Instruction and Services to English Learners
News Release #14—January 24, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces the 2013 Model Continuation High Schools
News Release #13—January 18, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Caution School Districts Against Issuance of Capital Appreciation Bonds
News Release #12—January 17, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Board Approval of Sweeping Updates to Career Technical Education Standards
News Release #10—January 16, 2013

California Adopts Modified Math Standards to Restore Local Decision Making
News Release #11—January 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Governor's Nominee to State Board of Education Executive Director Post
News Release #9—January 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates State Board of Education Appointees
News Release #8—January 14, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Taft School Shooting
News Release #7—January 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14
News Release #6—January 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Director of the Educational Data Management Division
News Release #3—January 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Second Public Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Now Available for Review
News Release #5—January 8, 2013

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Proposes New Statewide Testing System
News Release #4—January 8, 2013

First Participants Selected for New Pilot Program Linking Academics and Career Readiness
News Release #2—January 4, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2013 Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage Model Middle Schools
News Release #1—January 3, 2013

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