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Additional Initiatives & Programs

More about the initiatives and programs sponsored by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Executive Office

Visit our Initiatives & Programs web page for the latest information on initiatives and programs sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond.

Appointment vacancies, applications, and organizations represented by the California Department of Education.

Bullying and Hate Motivated Behavior Prevention
Provides resources for parents, administrators, and students on how bullying can be prevented and addressed. Resources include publications, sample policies, and frequently asked questions.

Digital Chalkboard External link opens in new window or tab.
An online Internet tool for California educator collaboration and resource sharing.

Financial Literacy
The State Superintendent highlights supplemental resources to help parents, students, and educators ensure that California's next generation of consumers are financially responsible.

International Visitors and Official Delegations
Information for official international delegations of education, policy, and government professionals interested in visiting the Department of Education in Sacramento, California.

National Youth Science Camp
A residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school students from each state. The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is offered at no cost to participants. All educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge to the delegates.

Proposition 28 – Arts and Music Education Funding Program
The Arts and Music in Schools (AMS) initiative provides additional funding for arts education in California public schools.

School and Teacher Recognition
Awards honoring exemplary teachers and successful schools for furthering excellence in education.

United States Senate Youth Program
Annual scholarship competition administered by the California Department of Education.

Questions:   Executive Office | 916-319-0800
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, March 28, 2023