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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #13-21
February 7, 2013
Contact: Tina Jung
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

Long Beach Unified Named Among Top Districts in the World

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today congratulated Long Beach Unified School District for being named among five of the world’s highest-performing school systems in the Global Education Study conducted by the Ohio-based nonprofit organization Battelle for Kids.

"Hats off to Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser and the teachers, administrators, staff, parents, and students of Long Beach Unified School District for this well-earned recognition as one of the highest-performing school systems in the world," Torlakson said. "Their work to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century by providing them with the real-world skills they need for college and the workplace has made Long Beach a shining example of the success that comes from teamwork, focus, and commitment."

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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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