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Year 2015

Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.

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December

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 97 Percent Participation Rate for Smarter Balanced Assessments
News Release #91—December 22, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Invites Public Comment on Draft History–Social Science Framework
News Release #93—December 18, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement Regarding LAUSD School Closures
News Release #90—December 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Signing of Every Student Succeeds Act
News Release #89—December 10, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Delegates to the 2016 U.S. Senate Youth Program
News Release #88—December 7, 2015

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Praises Every Student Succeeds Act
News Release #87—December 2, 2015

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November

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Physical Fitness Test Results Show Students Mostly Holding Steady
News Release #85—November 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Tom Adams as Deputy Superintendent to Succeed Lupita Cortez Alcalá
News Release #86—November 19, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2016 California Educator Excellence Summit
News Release #84—November 13, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of 2014-15 California High School Exit Exam Results
News Release #83—November 18, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Next Step in Implementing Groundbreaking Approach to Teaching English Learners
News Release #82—November 5, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Lawsuit Settlement Confirming California's Commitment to High Quality Coursework
News Release #81—November 5, 2015

October

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Plan by the U.S. Department of Education to Limit Testing
News Release #80—October 26, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names 2016 California Teachers of the Year
News Release #79—October 26, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Federal Approval of California's Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators
News Release #78—October 22, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
News Release #77—October 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Increase in Number of Students Earning the State Seal of Biliteracy
News Release #76—October 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Signing of California High School Exit Exam Bill
News Release #75—October 7, 2015

September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Winners of the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award
News Release #74—September 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints State Administrator for Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #73—September 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Assistance to Districts and Students Affected by Wildfires
News Release #72—September 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Blueprint for Environmental Literacy
News Release #71—September 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Lawsuit Settlement That Will Add to California Department of Education's Extensive Efforts to Help English Learners
News Release #70—September 10, 2015

State Schools Chief Torlakson Calls First Year of CAASPP Results California's Starting Point Toward Goal of Career and College Readiness
News Release #69—September 9, 2015

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August

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges High School Diplomas be Granted Immediately to All Students Affected by Recent CAHSEE Legislation
News Release #68—August 28, 2015

State Provides $50 Million to Connect Schools to the Internet
News Release #67—August 24, 2015

New Online Tool Provides Vital Data on Schools
News Release #66—August 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Calls for Action to Assist Students Affected by the Cancelation of the July California High School Exit Exam
News Release #65—August 13, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Disappointed By Federal Decision Limiting Local Control over Programs to Help Low-Income Students
News Release #64—August 12, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Updated Digital Tool to Guide English Instruction
News Release #63—August 6, 2015

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July

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Road Map for Education
News Release #62—July 24, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names New Division Directors
News Release #61—July 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Millions in Grants to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Students
News Release #60—July 16, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Encourages California Teachers to Attend "Better Together," a One-Day Professional Learning Event
News Release #59—July 15, 2015

Education Roundup for July 8, 2015
News Release #58—July 8, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Math and Science Teachers Receiving Presidential Honors
News Release #57—July 7, 2015

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June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Governor for Signing Vaccine Bill
News Release #56—June 30, 2015

State Trustee Retires from Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #55—June 30, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Smooth Administration of New Testing System
News Release #54—June 29, 2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Announces New Leadership Team
News Release #53—June 25, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises New State Budget
News Release #52—June 24, 2015

Update #9: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
News Release #51—June 15, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending June 12, 2015
News Release #50—June 12, 2015

Update #8: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)
News Release #49—June 8, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Map to Help Families Find Places Serving Free Meals to Students this Summer
News Release #48—June 4, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding to Enhance Teaching and Learning of Math and Science to Low-Income Students
News Release #47—June 4, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the Week of June 1, 2015
News Release #46—June 1, 2015

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May

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Award of Career Pathways Trust Grants
News Release #45—May 27, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of May 18, 2015
News Release #44—May 21, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending May 15, 2015
News Release #43—May 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds May State Budget Revision
News Release #42—May 14, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of May 11, 2015
News Release #41—May 11, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's 2015 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #40—May 7, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Keric Ashley as Deputy Superintendent
News Release #39—May 5, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of May 5, 2015
News Release #38—May 5, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award
News Release #37—May 5, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated List of Programs Serving Nutritious Meals to Low-Income Families
News Release #36—May 1, 2015

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April

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winner of the 2015 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award
News Release #35—April 29, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Record High Graduation Rate
News Release #34—April 28, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of April 27, 2015
News Release #33—April 27, 2015

California 6th Nationally in Advanced Placement Exam Scores
News Release #32—April 27, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's National Green Ribbon Schools, District
News Release #31—April 22, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Highlights Innovative New Science Standards to Better Prepare Students for California's Changing Economy
News Release #30—April 21, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP Update for the Week of April 20, 2015
News Release #29—April 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports California Making Progress on School Connectivity
News Release #28—April 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Marks 50th Anniversary of California State Preschool Program, Emphasizes Importance of Educating Young Children
News Release #27—April 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Pleased With Progress as CAASPP Testing Reaches One-Month Mark
News Release #26—April 10, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Awards $4.2 Million to Rural School Districts for Career Education Programs
News Release #25—April 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Model Attendance Improvement Programs
News Release #24—April 7, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Marks Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Week
News Release #23—April 6, 2015

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March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Lauds Symposium Designed to Improve Labor-Management Relations
News Release #22—March 18, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Model Continuation High Schools
News Release #21—March 18, 2015

California State Board of Education Approves Suspension of State's Accountability Measurement System
News Release #20—March 11, 2015

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Starts New Era of Student Assessment
News Release #19—March 10, 2015

Special Education Task Force Submits Recommendations to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, Establish One Coherent System of Education
News Release #18—March 9, 2015

Schools Chief Torlakson Reports Fewer Districts with Budget Problems
News Release #17—March 4, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Death of John Mockler
News Release #16—March 3, 2015

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February

Superintendent Tom Torlakson Recipient of CENIC's 2015 Innovations In Networking Award [http://cenic.org/news/item/superintendent-tom-torlakson-recipient-of-cenics-2015-innovations-in-networ] External link opens in new window or tab.
CENIC News Release—February 23, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Training Tool for School Workers to Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
News Release #15—February 23, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending February 20, 2015
News Release #14—February 20, 2015

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates U.S. Green Ribbon Schools, Honors California Green Ribbon Award Winners
News Release #13—February 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children
News Release #12—February 6, 2015

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January

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated Parent Service Hours Guidelines
News Release #11—January 29, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson's Arts Education Task Force Submits Recommendations to Restore the Arts to California Classrooms
News Release #10—January 29, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Fiscal Deputy Superintendent
News Release #9—January 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Seeks Sponsors for Summer Meal Sites
News Release #8—January 20, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending January 16, 2015
News Release #7—January 16, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2015 Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage Model Middle Schools
News Release #6—January 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row
News Release #5—January 14, 2015

Education Roundup for Week Ending January 9, 2015
News Release #4—January 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments On Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16
News Release #3—January 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winners of Broadband Grants
News Release #2—January 7, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Sworn in for Second Term
News Release #1—January 5, 2015

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