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Year 2017

Current news releases from the California Department of Education's (CDE) Communications Division of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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October

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Encourages High School Seniors to Join the "Race to Submit" for College Financial Aid
News Release #77—October 18, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Professional Learning Support Division Director
News Release #76—October 13, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Assures Schools Closed by Hazardous Air Quality that State Funding Will Continue
News Release #75—October 12, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2018 California Teachers of the Year
News Release #74—October 11, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Updates Funding Relief Announcement for Orange County School Closures Due to Wildfires
News Release #73—October 10, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Requires California Virtual Academies to Pay Nearly $2 Million to State Based on Newly Released Audit
News Release #72—October 9, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Relief for School Closures Due to Wildfires
News Release #71—October 9, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises Governor for Signing Bills to Protect California Immigrants and Refugees
News Release #70—October 5, 2017

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Expresses Condolences to Victims of Las Vegas Mass Shooting and Encourages Educators to Reassure Students
News Release #69—October 2, 2017

September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Schools Recognized as 2017 National Blue Ribbon Schools
News Release #68—September 28, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Results of California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Online Tests
News Release #67—September 27, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises California's Progress in Advanced Placement® and other College-Readiness Exams
News Release #66—September 26, 2017

State Superintendent Torlakson Hosts “Beyond Safe Havens” Conference with State Attorney General Becerra and Sacramento Mayor Steinberg
News Release #65—September 22, 2017

“Beyond Safe Havens” Conference Supports Students Who Could Be Harmed By Federal Immigration Policies
News Release #64—September 20, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
News Release #63—September 19, 2017

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces High School Voter Education Weeks September 18–29
News Release #62—September 18, 2017

State Board of Education Approves Every Student Succeeds Act Plan
News Release #61—September 13, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Denounces End of DACA, Tells California Students State Protection Remains
News Release #60—September 5, 2017

El Superintendente de las Escuelas Estatales Tom Torlakson Denuncia el Final del DACA, Recalca que la Protección Estatal de los Estudiantes de California Sigue Firme (en Español)
News Release #60—Septiembre 5, 2017

August

September is Attendance Awareness Month
News Release #59—August 31, 2017

Report Shows Eligibility for CSU at an All-Time High, with Latino and African American Students Making Largest Gains
News Release #58—August 25, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Letter Denouncing Racism and Encourages Schools to Celebrate Diversity
News Release #57—August 24, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New State Guidelines to Improve Services for Students with Dyslexia
News Release #56—August 21, 2017


July

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints State Administrator for Inglewood Unified School District
News Release #55—July 20, 2017

State Schools Chief Opposes Federal Cuts to After School and Summer Learning Programs
News Release #54—July 18, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Step Forward in Computer Science Education
News Release #53—July 13, 2017

State Board of Education Approves “English Learner Roadmap” to Help More than 1.4 Million California Students
News Release #52—July 13, 2017


June

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises New State Budget with Increases for Education Funding
News Release #51—June 29, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Winner of Special Education Learning Award
News Release #50—June 26, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New Early Education and Support Division Director
News Release #49—June 26, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Visits Mexico to Promote Cooperation, Friendship, and Collaboration with Mexican Educators
News Release #48—June 15, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Improvements to DataQuest
News Release #47—June 14, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils Updated Recommended Literature List
News Release #46—June 13, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Statewide Summer Meals Program
News Release #45—June 13, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Names International Liaison
News Release #44—June 12, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of CA Schools Mobile App
News Release #43—June 5, 2017

State Schools Chief Torlakson Speaks at Childhood Obesity Prevention Conference
News Release #42—June 2, 2017


May

State Schools Chief Torlakson Speaks at Daly City High School That He Graduated From 50 Years Ago
News Release #41—May 25, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Gives President Trump’s Federal Education Budget Proposal an “F” Grade
News Release #40—May 23, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Release of Draft ESSA State Plan, Invites Public Review and Comment
News Release #39—May 22, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Kimberly Tarvin as Director of Audits and Investigations Division
News Release #38—May 12, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Opposes Potential Federal Medicaid Cuts for School-Based Health Services
News Release #37—May 11, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Peak of CAASPP Testing
News Release #36—May 11, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Juvenile Court, Community, and Alternative Schools Administrators of California Teacher of the Year
News Release #35—May 11, 2017

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Honors California Green Ribbon Schools for Receiving Federal Awards
News Release #34—May 4, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Exemplary Program Awards
News Release #33—May 2, 2017


April

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Planning Tool is Available in Spanish
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Announces Updated School Planning Tool is Available in Spanish (En Espanol)
News Release #32—April 28, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Melanie Schoeppe as Director of Improvement and Accountability Division
News Release #31—April 25, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #30—April 24, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints Caryn Moore as Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services
News Release #29—April 19, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 California Gold Ribbon Schools Award
News Release #28—April 18, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reports Record High School Graduation Rates and Seventh Consecutive Year of Increase
News Release #27—April 11, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on San Bernardino School Shooting
News Release #26—April 10, 2017

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Honors Sacramento City Unified Safe Haven Effort
News Release #25—April 5, 2017

March

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2017 Model School Attendance Program Winners
News Release #24—March 30, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Announces Inglewood Unified Superintendent Will Become San Francisco Schools Chief
News Release #23—March 29, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Files Court Brief to Protect Federal Funding for Schools
News Release #22—March 23, 2017

Schools Chief Vows to Fight President Trump's Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Education
News Release #21—March 17, 2017

California School Dashboard Debuts, Provides Multiple Measures of School Progress and Performance
News Release #20—March 15, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Asks Federal Authorities to Clarify Policy on Immigration Actions Near Schools
News Release #19—March 9, 2017 (Updated 29-Mar-2017)

State Schools Chief Honors California Green Ribbon Schools Award Winners
News Release #18—March 3, 2017

February

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Reminds Californians that State Law Protects Transgender Students’ Rights
News Release #17—February 22, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Commends California's Continued Progress in Advanced Placement® Exams
News Release #16—February 22, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Urges Eligible Students to Apply for California Dream Act before March 2 Deadline
News Release #15—February 21, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2017
News Release #14—February 15, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Relief for Schools Closed Because of Lake Oroville Flood Danger
News Release #13—February 13, 2017

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Announces "Small School District Assistance Initiative" for State School Bond Funds
News Release #12—February 8, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California's 2017 "Schools to Watch™—Taking Center Stage Model Middle Schools
News Release #11—February 8, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Applications for Summer Food Service Program
News Release #10—February 1, 2017


January

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Responds to President Trump's Immigration Order
News Release #9—January 30, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Free Testing for Lead in Drinking Water at California Public Schools
News Release #8—January 30, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Educational Resources, Activities for 2017 CDE Digital Citizenship Week
News Release #7—January 23, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Relief for School Closures Due to Flooding, Winter Storms
News Release #6—January 23, 2017

State Board of Education Approves Final Elements of the New Groundbreaking Accountability System, the California School Dashboard
News Release #5—January 11, 2017

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Supports National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
News Release #4—January 11, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Comments on Governor's Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2017-18
News Release #3—January 10, 2017

San Diego Teacher Finalist for National Teacher of the Year
News Release #2—January 9, 2017

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Highlights Next Generation Science Standards to Better Prepare Students for College and Careers
News Release #1—January 5, 2017

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