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Year 2015

Prior year news releases from CDE's Communications Division.

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December

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 97 Percent Participation Rate for Smarter Balanced Assessments External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #91—December 22, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Invites Public Comment on Draft History–Social Science Framework External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #93—December 18, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement Regarding LAUSD School Closures External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #90—December 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Signing of Every Student Succeeds Act External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #89—December 10, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California Delegates to the 2016 U.S. Senate Youth Program External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #88—December 7, 2015

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Praises Every Student Succeeds Act External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #87—December 2, 2015

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November

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Physical Fitness Test Results Show Students Mostly Holding Steady External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #85—November 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Tom Adams as Deputy Superintendent to Succeed Lupita Cortez Alcalá External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #86—November 19, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2016 California Educator Excellence Summit External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #84—November 13, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of 2014-15 California High School Exit Exam Results External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #83—November 18, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Next Step in Implementing Groundbreaking Approach to Teaching English Learners External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #82—November 5, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Lawsuit Settlement Confirming California's Commitment to High Quality Coursework External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #81—November 5, 2015

October

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Plan by the U.S. Department of Education to Limit Testing External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #80—October 26, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names 2016 California Teachers of the Year External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #79—October 26, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Federal Approval of California's Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #78—October 22, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #77—October 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Increase in Number of Students Earning the State Seal of Biliteracy External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #76—October 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Signing of California High School Exit Exam Bill External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #75—October 7, 2015

September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Winners of the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #74—September 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints State Administrator for Inglewood Unified School District External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #73—September 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Assistance to Districts and Students Affected by Wildfires External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #72—September 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Blueprint for Environmental Literacy External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #71—September 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Lawsuit Settlement That Will Add to California Department of Education's Extensive Efforts to Help English Learners External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #70—September 10, 2015

State Schools Chief Torlakson Calls First Year of CAASPP Results California's Starting Point Toward Goal of Career and College Readiness External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #69—September 9, 2015

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August

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges High School Diplomas be Granted Immediately to All Students Affected by Recent CAHSEE Legislation External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #68—August 28, 2015

State Provides $50 Million to Connect Schools to the Internet External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #67—August 24, 2015

New Online Tool Provides Vital Data on Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #66—August 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Calls for Action to Assist Students Affected by the Cancelation of the July California High School Exit Exam External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #65—August 13, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Disappointed By Federal Decision Limiting Local Control over Programs to Help Low-Income Students External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #64—August 12, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Updated Digital Tool to Guide English Instruction External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #63—August 6, 2015

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July

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New Road Map for Education External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #62—July 24, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names New Division Directors External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #61—July 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Millions in Grants to Provide Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Students External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #60—July 16, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Encourages California Teachers to Attend "Better Together," a One-Day Professional Learning Event External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #59—July 15, 2015

Education Roundup for July 8, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #58—July 8, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Math and Science Teachers Receiving Presidential Honors External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #57—July 7, 2015

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June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Governor for Signing Vaccine Bill External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #56—June 30, 2015

State Trustee Retires from Inglewood Unified School District External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #55—June 30, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Smooth Administration of New Testing System External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #54—June 29, 2015

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Announces New Leadership Team External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #53—June 25, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises New State Budget External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #52—June 24, 2015

Update #9: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #51—June 15, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending June 12, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #50—June 12, 2015

Update #8: California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #49—June 8, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Map to Help Families Find Places Serving Free Meals to Students this Summer External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #48—June 4, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding to Enhance Teaching and Learning of Math and Science to Low-Income Students External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #47—June 4, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) for the Week of June 1, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #46—June 1, 2015

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May

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Award of Career Pathways Trust Grants External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #45—May 27, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of May 18, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #44—May 21, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending May 15, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #43—May 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds May State Budget Revision External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #42—May 14, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of May 11, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #41—May 11, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces California's 2015 Classified School Employees of the Year External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #40—May 7, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Keric Ashley as Deputy Superintendent External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #39—May 5, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of May 5, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #38—May 5, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #37—May 5, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated List of Programs Serving Nutritious Meals to Low-Income Families External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #36—May 1, 2015

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April

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winner of the 2015 Grazer Outstanding Achievement in Learning Award External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #35—April 29, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Record High Graduation Rate External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #34—April 28, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) Update for the Week of April 27, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #33—April 27, 2015

California 6th Nationally in Advanced Placement Exam Scores External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #32—April 27, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's National Green Ribbon Schools, District External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #31—April 22, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Highlights Innovative New Science Standards to Better Prepare Students for California's Changing Economy External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #30—April 21, 2015

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress CAASPP Update for the Week of April 20, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #29—April 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports California Making Progress on School Connectivity External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #28—April 17, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Marks 50th Anniversary of California State Preschool Program, Emphasizes Importance of Educating Young Children External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #27—April 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Pleased With Progress as CAASPP Testing Reaches One-Month Mark External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #26—April 10, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Awards $4.2 Million to Rural School Districts for Career Education Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #25—April 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Model Attendance Improvement Programs External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #24—April 7, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Marks Women and Girls in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Week External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #23—April 6, 2015

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March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Lauds Symposium Designed to Improve Labor-Management Relations External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #22—March 18, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2015 Model Continuation High Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #21—March 18, 2015

California State Board of Education Approves Suspension of State's Accountability Measurement System External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #20—March 11, 2015

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Starts New Era of Student Assessment External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #19—March 10, 2015

Special Education Task Force Submits Recommendations to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities, Establish One Coherent System of Education External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #18—March 9, 2015

Schools Chief Torlakson Reports Fewer Districts with Budget Problems External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #17—March 4, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Death of John Mockler External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #16—March 3, 2015

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February

Superintendent Tom Torlakson Recipient of CENIC's 2015 Innovations In Networking Award External link opens in new window or tab.
CENIC News Release—February 23, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Training Tool for School Workers to Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #15—February 23, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending February 20, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #14—February 20, 2015

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Nominates U.S. Green Ribbon Schools, Honors California Green Ribbon Award Winners External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #13—February 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Urges Parents to Vaccinate Children External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #12—February 6, 2015

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January

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated Parent Service Hours Guidelines External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #11—January 29, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson's Arts Education Task Force Submits Recommendations to Restore the Arts to California Classrooms External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #10—January 29, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Fiscal Deputy Superintendent External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #9—January 20, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Seeks Sponsors for Summer Meal Sites External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #8—January 20, 2015

Education Roundup for the Week Ending January 16, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #7—January 16, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2015 Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage Model Middle Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #6—January 15, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Significant Drops in Suspensions and Expulsions for Second Year in a Row External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #5—January 14, 2015

Education Roundup for Week Ending January 9, 2015 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #4—January 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments On Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2015-16 External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #3—January 9, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Winners of Broadband Grants External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #2—January 7, 2015

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Sworn in for Second Term External link opens in new window or tab.
News Release #1—January 5, 2015

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