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Quick References

A lot of data about news, events, students, schools, teachers, and the history of this agency are spread throughout this Website. We have placed these links all on one page to make it easier for you to find this data.

  • If reporters would like more information about these references, contact us at communications@cde.ca.gov.
  • The Newsroom page provides a more detailed overview of services provided by the Communications Division.
  • The links and information below were developed for reporters and others involved in education.

Events
Ed Ahead and calendar listings of anticipated news releases, media advisories, upcoming visits by Superintendent Torlakson, and other newsworthy announcements.
Hot Topics
Frequently asked questions, answers, and related links to information about ongoing stories in the news.
Biographies
Information about the people who run the California Department of Education, including the State Superintendent and his executive staff.
Fast Facts
Quick references to demographic data about students, schools, teachers, and teacher salaries.
Success Stories
Stories about extraordinary students, teachers, and schools, as well as teachers' best practices to help their students achieve California's world-class standards.
Historical Documents
Publications on how the California Department of Education was established in the state.
Helpful Contacts for Education Information
Staff from the agencies listed in this section can answer many questions about their areas of expertise. The agencies are also a source of various points of view on education-related issues.