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Year 2013

Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.

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December

Energy Efficiency Guidelines for School Funding Approved by Energy Commission [Note: The preceding news release is no longer available on the California Energy Commission Web site.]
California Energy Commission News Release—December 19, 2013

School Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Invites Public Comment on First English Framework Based on Common Core
News Release #122—December 17, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Effort to Build Pathways to Careers by Linking Educators and Business Leaders
News Release #121—December 12, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of Veteran Los Angeles School Trustee
News Release #120—December 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Death of South African Leader
News Release #119—December 5, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Delegates to the 2014 U.S. Senate Youth Program
News Release #118—December 3, 2013

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November

Education Roundup for Week Ending November 22, 2013
News Release #117—November 22, 2013

State Expands Field Tests of New Common Core-Aligned Assessments
News Release #116—November 21, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of More Than $106 Million to Schools Under Proposition 39
News Release #115—November 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Partnering with California PTA to Provide Common Core Resources to Parents
News Release #114—November 19, 2013

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Convenes 2,000 California Educators for Statewide STEM Symposium
News Release #113—November 18, 2013

California Educators to Present at National Conference on Teaching 21st Century Skills to Students
News Release #112—November 14, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Second Half of $1.25 Billion Going to Schools for Common Core Transition
News Release #111—November 12, 2013

California Students Make Major Gains in National Tests, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces
News Release #110—November 7, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Approves Middle Grade Recommendations for Modern Science Standards
News Release #109—November 6, 2013

California Adopts First Math Framework Aligned with Common Core
News Release #108—November 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson Launches Charter School Best Practices Project
News Release #107—November 5, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names California Teachers of the Year
News Release #106—November 4, 2013

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October

California Students Make Slight Gains in Physical Fitness
News Release #105—October 23, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding For School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #104—October 14, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Web Help for Students Exploring College and Careers
News Release #103—October 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Quality Snapshot Now Available
News Release #102—October 7, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Previews Expert Task Force Report on Boosting STEM Education
News Release #101—October 4, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson Teams with Community Colleges and Nonprofit Partner to Direct $7.5 Million to Linked Learning Programs
News Release #100—October 3, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Testing Overhaul
News Release #99—October 2, 2013

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September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Possible Federal Shutdown
News Release #98—September 30, 2013

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Addresses Truancy Report
News Release #97—September 30, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Minimum Wage Legislation
News Release #96—September 25, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Winners of the 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award
News Release #95—September 24, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Visits Nation's Capital to Push for Student Broadband Access
News Release #94—September 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson and State Board of Education President Kirst Issue Statement on Federal “Double Testing” Waiver Guidance
News Release #93—September 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces National Best Practices Tour of California Green Ribbon Schools
News Release #92—September 17, 2013

California Education Leaders Continue to Support Assessment Overhaul Legislation
News Release #90—September 12, 2013

Legislature Passes Package of Bills Advancing Move to Common Core and Next Generation Standards
News Release #91—September 12, 2013

Legislature Approves Major Updates to Student Assessments
News Release #89—September 11, 2013

State Senate Approves Statewide Testing Overhaul Legislation
News Release #88—September 10, 2013

California Education Leaders Voice Support for Assessment Overhaul Legislation
News Release #87—September 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Testifies on School Employee Dismissal or Suspension Bill
News Release #86—September 10, 2013

State School Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Regarding AB 484
News Release #85—September 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Support for Low-Income Students Taking Advanced Tests
News Release #83—September 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Three Division Directors at California Department of Education
News Release #84—September 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces State Adopts Next Generation Science Standards
News Release #82—September 4, 2013

Assessment Overhaul Supports Statewide Transition to Common Core
News Release #81—September 4, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Directs $622 Million in State Funding to Help School Districts Bring Common Core Standards to Life
News Release #80—September 3, 2013

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August

State Schools Chief Issues Statement on Study of QEIA Impact
News Release #79—August 29, 2013

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Improved Results on High School Exit Exam
News Release #78—August 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Two Publications to Help Schools and Students Transition to Common Core State Standards
News Release #76—August 26, 2013

State Funds Restore Preschool Access for 8,300 Children, State Schools Chief Announces
News Release #75—August 22, 2013

California Department of Education Monitors Social Media During STAR Tests
News Release #74—August 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases 2013 STAR Results
News Release #73—August 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Issues Statement on NCLB Waiver Approval
News Release #72—August 6, 2013

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July

Work Begins on Civics Education Initiative
News Release #77—July 30, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2013 Finalists for Prestigious National Teaching Award
News Release #71—July 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Grants to Help Students get Nutritious Food at School
News Release #70—July 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Book Giveaway
News Release #69—July 15, 2013

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June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Proposes Next Generation Science Standards Focused on Deep Understanding of Science and Engineering Practices
News Release #68—June 28, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints State Trustee for Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #67—June 28, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Senate Ed Committee Approval of New Era of Student Assessment
News Release #66—June 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Testing Flexibility Announcement
News Release #65—June 19, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Showcases Teacher Trainings Kicking Off California's Common Core Summer
News Release #64—June 17, 2013

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on State Budget
News Release #63—June 12, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises President Obama's Plan to Overhaul Federal Program to Help Schools Buy Technology
News Release #62—June 6, 2013

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May

Assembly Approves Overhaul of Public School Testing
News Release #61—May 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Encourages Taking an Early Look at New, Online Smarter Balanced Practice Tests
News Release #60—May 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Sharp Drop in Number of Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #59—May 28, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding for School Construction and Modernization Projects
News Release #58—May 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Governor's May Revision
News Release #57—May 14, 2013

State Board of Education Adopts Timeline for New Common Core Math Materials
News Release #56—May 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Notes Contribution of Teachers
News Release #55—May 6, 2013

Women in Science and Tech Industries Profiled in State Agency Project
News Release #53—May 3, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Establishes Two New Areas for Recognizing Exemplary Schools
News Release #54—May 3, 2013

Key Committee Approves Overhaul of Public School Testing
News Release #52—May 1, 2013

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April

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winner of the 2013 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award
News Release #51—April 29, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's 2013 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #50—April 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Four California Schools, One District on Being Named National Green Ribbon Award Winners
News Release #49—April 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases First Detailed Data on Student Suspension and Expulsion Rates
News Release #48—April 19, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Public Comment Period Open on New Common Core Math Framework
News Release #47—April 18, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Title I Academic Achievement Award Schools
News Release #46—April 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Distinguished Schools for 2013
News Release #45—April 11, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Next Step in Nationwide Push to Teach Students 21st Century Science Skills
News Release #44—April 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Continued Improvement in State's High School Graduation Rate
News Release #42—April 9, 2013

State Schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson Returns Local Control to Vallejo City Unified School District
News Release #43—April 8, 2013

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March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's National Youth Science Camp Delegates
News Release #41—March 29, 2013

Jefe estatal de escuelas anuncia versión en español de Common Core
News Release #40s—March 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Announces Spanish Version of Common Core Standards Now Available
News Release #40—March 26, 2013

State Schools Chief Torlakson Applauds Push for Healthy Lunch Record
News Release #39—March 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Model Attendance, Dropout Prevention Programs
News Release #38—March 19, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Recommended Literature List
News Release #37—March 18, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated Lists of Sites Serving Nutritious Meals to Low-Income Children
News Release #36—March 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Projects Savings of More Than $15 Million from Testing Suspension Proposal
News Release #35—March 13, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Adoption of Anchor Standards
News Release #34—March 13, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Joins National Partnership to Teach Students 21st Century Skills
News Release #33—March 11, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Teacher Chosen as National Online Teacher of the Year
News Release #32—March 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports More Children Participate in School Breakfast Programs
News Release #31—March 8, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Smaller Number of Districts in Financial Jeopardy
News Release #30—March 4, 2013

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February

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Congress to Prevent Devastating Cuts
News Release #29—February 26, 2013

Private Businesses Work with Torlakson's Team California Initiative to Support Fresh Healthy Food for Monterey-Area Schools
News Release #28—February 22, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces More Than 1,100 California Schools Taking Part in Pilot Testing of Computer-Based Assessments
News Release #27—February 20, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Encouraged by Advanced Placement® Results
News Release #26—February 20, 2013

Education Roundup for the Week Ending February 15, 2013
News Release #24—February 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Deputy Superintendent on Election as Smarter Balanced Executive Committee Co-Chair
News Release #25—February 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates Four Schools, One School District as 2013 U.S. Green Ribbon Schools
News Release #23—February 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Statement on the President's State of the Union Address
News Release #22—February 12, 2013

Long Beach Unified Named Among Top Districts in the World
News Release #21—February 7, 2013

California Department of Education Responds to Student Meal Programs Report
News Release #20—February 6, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Director of School Fiscal Services Division
News Release #19—February 6, 2013

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January

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces $11 Million Grant to Improve Services for Students with Disabilities
News Release #18—January 31, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Agencies to Apply to Become Summer Food Service Program Sponsors
News Release #17—January 30, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Public to Observe Fred Korematsu Day
News Release #16—January 25, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reaction to Governor's State of the State Address
News Release #15—January 23, 2013

California Department of Education Responds to Questions About Instruction and Services to English Learners
News Release #14—January 24, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces the 2013 Model Continuation High Schools
News Release #13—January 18, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson, State Treasurer Bill Lockyer Caution School Districts Against Issuance of Capital Appreciation Bonds
News Release #12—January 17, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Board Approval of Sweeping Updates to Career Technical Education Standards
News Release #10—January 16, 2013

California Adopts Modified Math Standards to Restore Local Decision Making
News Release #11—January 16, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Governor's Nominee to State Board of Education Executive Director Post
News Release #9—January 15, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates State Board of Education Appointees
News Release #8—January 14, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Taft School Shooting
News Release #7—January 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-14
News Release #6—January 10, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Director of the Educational Data Management Division
News Release #3—January 9, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Second Public Draft of Next Generation Science Standards Now Available for Review
News Release #5—January 8, 2013

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Proposes New Statewide Testing System
News Release #4—January 8, 2013

First Participants Selected for New Pilot Program Linking Academics and Career Readiness
News Release #2—January 4, 2013

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2013 Schools to Watch - Taking Center Stage Model Middle Schools
News Release #1—January 3, 2013

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