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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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April

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: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
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