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Additional Initiatives & Programs

More about the initiatives and programs sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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.

Civic Education Initiative
A joint effort of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, the Civic Education Initiative kicked off with a Summit on February 28, 2013, and formed the California Task Force on Civic Learning and Engagement. This task force was charged with exploring and elevating the status of civic learning and engagement in California's curriculum, instructional practices, professional development for teachers, student testing, accountability systems, existing infrastructure, and partnerships with the community and business.

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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 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.

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: Wednesday, January 19, 2022