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Year 2017

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

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May

State Schools Chief Torlakson Speaks at Daly City High School That He Graduated From 50 Years Ago
News Release #41—May 25, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Gives President Trump’s Federal Education Budget Proposal an “F” Grade
News Release #40—May 23, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of Draft ESSA State Plan, Invites Public Review and Comment
News Release #39—May 22, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Kimberly Tarvin as Director of Audits and Investigations Division
News Release #38—May 12, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Opposes Potential Federal Medicaid Cuts for School-Based Health Services
News Release #37—May 11, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Peak of CAASPP Testing
News Release #36—May 11, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative Schools Administrators of California Teacher of the Year
News Release #35—May 11, 2017

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Honors California Green Ribbon Schools for Receiving Federal Awards
News Release #34—May 4, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Exemplary Program Awards
News Release #33—May 2, 2017


April

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Planning Tool is Available in Spanish
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Planning Tool is Available in Spanish (En Espanol)
News Release #32—April 28, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Melanie Schoeppe as Director of Improvement and Accountability Division
News Release #31—April 25, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #30—April 24, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Caryn Moore as Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services
News Release #29—April 19, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award
News Release #28—April 18, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Record High School Graduation Rates and Seventh Consecutive Year of Increase
News Release #27—April 11, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on San Bernardino School Shooting
News Release #26—April 10, 2017

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Honors Sacramento City Unified Safe Haven Effort
News Release #25—April 5, 2017

March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 Model School Attendance Program Winners
News Release #24—March 30, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Announces Inglewood Unified Superintendent Will Become San Francisco Schools Chief
News Release #23—March 29, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Files Court Brief to Protect Federal Funding for Schools
News Release #22—March 23, 2017

Schools Chief Vows to Fight President Trump's Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Education
News Release #21—March 17, 2017

California School Dashboard Debuts, Provides Multiple Measures of School Progress and Performance
News Release #20—March 15, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Asks Federal Authorities to Clarify Policy on Immigration Actions Near Schools
News Release #19—March 9, 2017 (Updated 29-Mar-2017)

State Schools Chief Honors California Green Ribbon Schools Award Winners
News Release #18—March 3, 2017

February

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reminds Californians that State Law Protects Transgender Students’ Rights
News Release #17—February 22, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Commends California's Continued Progress in Advanced Placement® Exams
News Release #16—February 22, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Urges Eligible Students to Apply for California Dream Act before March 2 Deadline
News Release #15—February 21, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2017
News Release #14—February 15, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Relief for Schools Closed Because of Lake Oroville Flood Danger
News Release #13—February 13, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Announces "Small School District Assistance Initiative" for State School Bond Funds
News Release #12—February 8, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2017 "Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage Model Middle Schools
News Release #11—February 8, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Applications for Summer Food Service Program
News Release #10—February 1, 2017


January

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Responds to President Trump's Immigration Order
News Release #9—January 30, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Free Testing for Lead in Drinking Water at California Public Schools
News Release #8—January 30, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Educational Resources, Activities for 2017 CDE Digital Citizenship Week
News Release #7—January 23, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Relief for School Closures Due to Flooding, Winter Storms
News Release #6—January 23, 2017

State Board of Education Approves Final Elements of the New Groundbreaking Accountability System, the California School Dashboard
News Release #5—January 11, 2017

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Supports National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
News Release #4—January 11, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18
News Release #3—January 10, 2017

San Diego Teacher Finalist for National Teacher of the Year
News Release #2—January 9, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Highlights Next Generation Science Standards to Better Prepare Students for College and Careers
News Release #1—January 5, 2017

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Last Reviewed: Friday, May 26, 2017
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