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Selected CDE videos that showcase the department's programs and initiatives. For more videos, visit the California Department of Education YouTube Channel External link opens in new window or tab..

Video thumbnail of Graduation Rates at All Time High Graduation Rates at All Time High External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:49)
Tom Torlakson made the announcement about the graduation rates at an event in Woodland High School on April 2017.


Video thumbnail of Teachers of the Year 2017 California Teachers of the Year 2017 External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 3:33)
The 2017 California Teachers of the Year, finalists, and semifinalists were honored at the gala held in Sacramento, California on February 13, 2017.


Video thumbnail of the Overview of the California School Dashboard Overview of the California School Dashboard External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 5:25)
The California School Dashboard contains reports that display the performance of local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and student groups on a set of state and local measures to assist in identifying strengths, weaknesses, and areas in need of improvement.

Video thumbnail of Public Schools Are Safe Havens For Students Public Schools Are Safe Havens For Students External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:00)
A message from State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson, about student safety and protection in California.


Video thumbnail of Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report 2015-16 Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Report 2015-16 External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 5:14)
A guide to parents and students learn about the new CAASPP Student Score Report for 2015–16.



Video thumbnail of Workplace Skills Workplace Skills External link opens in new window or tab. (Video; 1:35)
A brief and engaging way to introduce students to the associated Career and College Readiness lesson. This video is part of the Middle Grades - Career and College Readiness Lesson Video External link opens in new window or tab..

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