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Year 2014

Current news releases from the California Department of Education's (CDE) Communications Division of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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August | September | October | November | December

September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases 2013-14 California High School Exit Exam Results
News Release #94—September 19, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Approval of Bill to Improve After School and Expanded Learning Programs
News Release #93—September 17, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Competition for National Civics Program
News Release #92—September 15, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Marks School Attendance Awareness Month
News Release #91—September 11, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Legislative Progress, Education Reform as 2013-14 Session Wraps Up
News Release #90—September 2, 2014

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August

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Statement on Vergara Lawsuit
News Release #89—August 29, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Welcomes Students and Teachers Back to School
News Release #88—August 28, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Food Donation to Quake Stricken Napa Area
News Release #87—August 27, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Launches Pre-Apprenticeship Pilot Project
News Release #86—August 27, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Available to Help Schools With Limited Internet Connections
News Release #85—August 26, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Assistance for Schools Closed Due to Earthquake
News Release #84—August 25, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Guidance to Schools on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
News Release #83—August 25, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for Local Educational Agency Projects
News Release #82—August 20, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on 2014 ACT® Report
News Release #81—August 20, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Toolkit to Help Educators Explain Common Core
News Release #80—August 18, 2014

Education Roundup for Week Ending August 8, 2014
News Release #79—August 8, 2014

Final recommendations from California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning presented to Chief Justice and Superintendent of Public Instruction [http://www.powerofdemocracy.org/press_release/final-recommendations-from-california-task-force-on-k-12-civic-learning-presented-to-chief-justice-and-superintendent-of-public-instruction] External link opens in new window or tab.
Power of Democracy News Release—August 5, 2014

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July

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2014 State Finalists for Prestigious National Teaching Award
News Release #78—July 22, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Millions in Grants to Improve California Charter School System
News Release #77—July 18, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Guidance for High School Common Core Math Materials
News Release #76—July 17, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Jump in Number of Students Earning Seal of Biliteracy
News Release #75—July 16, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds FCC Vote to Expand Internet Access for Schools and Libraries
News Release #74—July 11, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Adoption of First English Framework Based on Common Core
News Release #73—July 9, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winners of Nutrition and Equipment Grants
News Release #72—July 8, 2014

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June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Blueprint to Improve Teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in California
News Release #71—June 30, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Millions in Grants for Expanded Learning Programs in California
News Release #70—June 26, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Approval of Bill to Protect Students
News Release #69—June 25, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils First Local Control Funding Formula Calculations
News Release #68—June 25, 2014

Education Roundup for Week Ending June 20, 2014
News Release #66—June 20, 2014

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on State Budget
News Release #67—June 20, 2014

California Successfully Concludes Field Test of New Assessments, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces
News Release #65—June 18, 2014

Education Roundup for Week Ending June 12, 2014
News Release #64—June 12, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Significant Drop in Number of Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #61—June 11, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Ruling in Vergara Lawsuit
News Release #63—June 10, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through June 6
News Release #62—June 10, 2014

Education Roundup for the Week Ending June 6, 2014
News Release #60—June 6, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through May 30
News Release #59—June 3, 2014


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May

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Award of Career Pathways Trust Grants Linking Education and Careers
News Release #58—May 30, 2014

California Department of Education and State Board of Education Issue Joint Statement on Class Action Lawsuit

News Release #57—May 29, 2014


State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of $8 Million to Local Educational Agencies Under Proposition 39
News Release #56—May 28, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through May 23
News Release #55—May 27, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through May 16
News Release #54—May 20, 2014

Education Roundup for Week Ending May 16, 2014
News Release #53—May 19, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through May 9
News Release #52—May 13, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reacts to May State Budget Revision
News Release #51—May 13, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates New California Speaker of the Assembly Toni Atkins
News Release #50—May 12, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2014 Model Attendance Improvement Programs
News Release #49—May 6, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through May 2
News Release #48—May 6, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2013-14 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
News Release #47—May 5, 2014

State School Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's Classified School Employees of the Year for 2014
News Release #46—May 1, 2014

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April

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Distinguished Schools for 2014
News Release #45—April 30, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through April 25
News Release #44—April 29, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces High School Graduation Rate Tops 80 Percent
News Release #42—April 28, 2014

Education Roundup for Week Ending April 25, 2014
News Release #43—April 25, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through April 18
News Release #41—April 23, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's National Green Ribbon Schools
News Release #40—April 22, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Education Technology Blueprint
News Release #39—April 18, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through April 11
News Release #38—April 15, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Updates List of Programs Serving Nutritious Meals to Low-Income Families
News Release #37—April 14, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Tragic Bus Accident near Orland
News Release #36—April 11, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Tobacco-Use Prevention Grants
News Release #35—April 9, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update Through April 4
News Release #34—April 8, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #32—April 7, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Next Round of Energy Efficiency Funding Applications
News Release #33—April 7, 2014

Energy Commission Approves First Wave of Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plans [http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2014_releases/2014-04-03_prop_39_nr.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
California Energy Commission News Release—April 3, 2014

Smarter Balanced Assessments Field Test Update through March 28, 2014
News Release #31—April 1, 2014

 

March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's First "Green Ribbon" Recognition of Schools and Districts
News Release #30—March 27, 2014

California Schools Set to Launch Trial Run of New Generation of Assessments
News Release #29—March 24, 2014

State Schools Chief to Protect Funding Levels for Schools Seeing Drop in Attendance Because of Drought Emergency
News Release #28—March 19, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Significant Drop in Number of Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #27—March 11, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson, State Board President Kirst Issue Joint Statement on Federal Approval of California Testing Waiver
News Release #26—March 7, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Online Tools for Educators
News Release #25—March 6, 2014

State Schools Chief Releases Guidelines Helping Parents Identify and Report Child Abuse
News Release #24—March 5, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Millions More in Microsoft Technology Funds Available to California Schools from 2003 Settlement
News Release #23—March 4, 2014

State Schools Chief Torlakson Releases Guidance for Teachers and Schools as They Prepare Students for Careers and College California Energy Commission
News Release #22—March 3, 2014

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February

Regional Workshops Aim to Help Schools Apply for Energy Upgrade Funding [http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2014_releases/2014-02-27_energy_upgrade_funding_nr.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
California Energy Commission News Release—February 27, 2014

2014 Civic Learning Award Winners Announced [http://www.courts.ca.gov/25174.htm] External link opens in new window or tab.
California Courts News Release—February 27, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of $38 Million to Local Educational Agencies Under Proposition 39
News Release #21—February 27, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Standards for High-Quality After School Programs
News Release #20—February 26, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2014 Model Continuation High Schools
News Release #19—February 25, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reminds Schools to Update School Safety Plans by March 1 Deadline
News Release #18—February 24, 2014

California Department of Education Warns Public of Potential Telemarketing Scam
News Release #17—February 21, 2014

More Than Three Million California Students Set to Take Modern Assessments Next Month
News Release #16—February 18, 2014

California Schools Can Now Apply for Prop. 39 Funds to do Energy Upgrades [http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2014_releases/2014-02-12_prop_39_nr.html] External link opens in new window or tab.
California Energy Commission News Release—February 12, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Support for AB 1432
News Release #15—February 12, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Commends California's Significant Progress in Advanced Placement® Exams Over Past Decade
News Release #14—February 11, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates Three Schools, One School District as 2014 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools
News Release #13—February 6, 2014

January

Education Roundup for Week Ending January 31, 2014
News Release #12—January 31, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports California Sees Significant Drops in Student Suspensions and Expulsions
News Release #11—January 29, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2014 "Schools to Watch—Taking Center Stage" Model Middle Schools
News Release #10—January 28, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Agencies to Apply to Become Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
News Release #9—January 27, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Responds to Governor's State of the State Address
News Release #8—January 22, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson and State Senate Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg Invite Applications for California's $250 Million Career Pathways Trust Grants
News Release #7—January 21, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Adoption of First Mathematics Materials Aligned to the Common Core
News Release #6—January 15, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Two California Math and Science Teachers Receiving Presidential Honors
News Release #5—January 14, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Local Educational Agencies Can Apply for Energy Efficiency Funds
News Release #4—January 13, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15
News Release #3—January 9, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Co-Sponsoring Legislation to Expand Access to School Readiness for State's Youngest Learners
News Release #2—January 7, 2014

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Grants to Create Advanced Learning Opportunities for Students
News Release #1—January 6, 2014

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