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Year 2018

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

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December

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces California High School Students to the 2019 U.S. Senate Youth Program
News Release #82—December 10, 2018

California Launches Updated 2018 School Dashboard with More Information, Parent-Friendly Upgrades
News Release #81—December 6, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces Study Showing Success of CDE Tobacco Prevention Programs
News Release #80—December 4, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson and Superintendent-elect Thurmond Celebrate the Reopening of Schools in Butte County
News Release #79—December 3, 2018


November

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces Inaugural International Education Conference
News Release #78—November 28, 2018

California Receives Grant in Partnership with California Tribal Child Care Association to Address Disparities in Early Learning and Child Care
News Release #77—November 20, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces 2018 Rates for High School Graduation, Suspension and Chronic Absenteeism
News Release #76—November 19, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Assures Schools Closed Due to Hazardous Air Quality that State Funding Will Continue
News Release #75—November 16, 2018

State Schools Chief Torlakson Writes Letter Opposing Federal Public Charge Proposal to Deny Immigrants Visas
News Release #74—November 14, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Funding Relief for Schools Closed by Wildfires
News Release #73—November 9, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Approval of First Instructional Materials Based on Next Generation Science Standards
News Release #72—November 8, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Schools Nationally Recognized for Success in 2018
News Release #71—November 6, 2018

State Schools Chief Torlakson Appoints New Technology Services Division Director
News Release #70—November 1, 2018

October

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Expanded Learning Leaders in Honor of National Lights On Afterschool
News Release #69—October 25, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Legislation to Increase Early Learning and Child Care Access Statewide
News Release #68—October 18, 2018

California's History-Social Science Framework Wins Prestigious American Historical Association Prize
News Release #67—October 17, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Signing of Mental Health Legislation
News Release #66—October 16, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2019 California Teachers of the Year
News Release #65—October 9, 2018

Public Webinar on Charter Schools Scheduled October 17
News Release #64—October 4, 2018

California Department of Education Receives Million Dollar Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Grant
News Release #63—October 4, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Results of California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Online Tests
News Release #62—October 2, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates California Schools Recognized as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools
News Release #61—October 1, 2018


September

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Applauds Signing of Dual Language Immersion Legislation
News Release #60—September 27, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Record Number of Seals of Biliteracy Awarded to California Seniors in 2017–18
News Release #59—September 25, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Congratulates California Math and Science Teachers Receiving Presidential Honors
News Release #58—September 21, 2018

State Schools Chief Torlakson Recognizes Suicide Prevention Month by Speaking to Students about Preventing Youth Suicide
News Release #57—September 18, 2018

California Adopts First-Ever Computer Science Standards
News Release #56—September 7, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Recognizes September as Attendance Awareness Month
News Release #55—September 4, 2018


August

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces Results of Healthy Kids Survey at Public Schools
News Release #54—August 20, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Creates Team to Recommend Updates in Charter School Law
News Release #53—August 14, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Visits Shasta County Schools Impacted by Wildfires
News Release #52—August 13, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Urges Support for Student Mental Health Legislation
News Release #51—August 7, 2018


July

State Superintendent Torlakson Reports 2017 High School Graduation Rates
News Release #50—July 26, 2018

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Speaks to Bilingual Teachers Event in Tijuana
News Release #49—July 17, 2018

California Wins Federal Approval for Every Student Succeeds Act State Plan
News Release #48—July 12, 2018


June

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Issues Statement on Family Separation Crisis
News Release #47—June 29, 2018

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling
News Release #46—June 27, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Congratulates Winner of Special Education Learning Award
News Release #45—June 21, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Updated List of Programs Serving Nutritious Meals to Low-income Families
News Release #44—June 15, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Receives Award from National Suicide Prevention Organization
News Release #43—June 13, 2018


May

State Superintendent Torlakson Launches "Global California 2030"
News Release #42—May 30, 2018

Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Honors California Green Ribbon Schools for Receiving Federal Awards
News Release #41—May 16, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces "Make the Switch: Become a Teacher" Campaign
News Release #40—May 8, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Partnership to Strengthen Early Childhood Education Workforce
News Release #39—May 7, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Recipients of the 2018 Education for a Global Economy: California’s Model Programs Award
News Release #38—May 2, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Public Comment Period Open for New Health Education Framework
News Release #37—May 1, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces New Equity Grants to Narrow the Achievement Gap
News Release #36—May 1, 2018


April

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces Federal Emergency Grants for Schools Impacted by Wildfires
News Release #35—April 30, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Arts Education and Physical Activity and Nutrition Exemplary Awards
News Release #34—April 27, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2018 Model School Attendance Program Winners
News Release #33—April 26, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2018 Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #32—April 24, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Honors California Green Ribbon Schools Award Winners
News Release #31—April 23, 2018

New CDE Mobile App Helps Families Find Summer and Afterschool Meal Program Locations
News Release #30—April 17, 2018

State Board of Education Adopts Revised Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Plan
News Release #29—April 12, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Supports Legislation to Strengthen School Climates and Provide Safe Learning Environments
News Release #28—April 10, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Appoints New State Director for Nutrition Services Division
News Release #27—April 6, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Applauds New Guidelines for Undocumented Student and Families
News Release #26—April 5, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination
News Release #25—April 4, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2018 California Distinguished Schools
News Release #24—April 2, 2018


March

Superintendent Torlakson Speaks at State Conference of Bilingual Educators and Mexico Education Officials
News Release #23—March 27, 2018

Superintendent Torlakson Announces Federal Assistance for School Districts Affected by October 2017 Wildfires
News Release #22—March 16, 2018

California Teachers of the Year Join Superintendent Torlakson in Open Letter Opposing Trump Efforts to Arm Teachers
News Release #21—March 8, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Supports First Statewide Food Waste Prevention Week
News Release #20—March 5, 2018

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Reminds Schools about Updates in School Safety Plans
News Release #19—March 2, 2018


February

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces Appointments to Statewide Panel for Computer Science Education
News Release #18—February 27, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces 2018 Civic Learning Award Recipients
News Release #17—February 22, 2018

California Ranks 5th Nationally in Advanced Placement® Exam Scores for the Third Year in a Row
News Release #16—February 21, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces New Social Emotional Learning Guidelines
News Release #15—February 20, 2018

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Florida High School Massacre
News Release #14—February 15, 2018

State Schools Chief Torlakson Encourages Eligible Students to Apply for California Dream Act before March 2
News Release #13—February 14, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2018
News Release #12—February 13, 2018

State Schools Chief Torlakson Announces School Resources Following Legalization of Recreational Marijuana
News Release #11—February 7, 2018

New Research Shows State School Reforms Are Narrowing Achievement Gaps, Helping Parents
News Release #10—February 6, 2018

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Los Angeles Middle School Shooting
News Release #9—February 1, 2018

State Superintendent Torlakson Announces New Drinking Water Testing for Schools
News Release #8—February 1, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Applications for Summer Meal Programs
News Release #7—February 1, 2018


January

State Schools Chief Torlakson Congratulates High-Performing Middle Schools Selected as 'Schools to Watch'
News Release #6—January 29, 2018

State Schools Chief Torlakson Appoints New Charter Schools Division Director
News Release #5—January 19, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Announces Help is Available for Santa Barbara County Schools Affected by Devastating Mudslides
News Release #4—January 12, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Supports Human Trafficking Awareness Day and Applauds Groundbreaking Human Trafficking Legislation
News Release #3—January 11, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Praises Governor’s Proposed Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19
News Release #2—January 10, 2018

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Releases Statement on Retirement of Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Michelle King
News Release #1—January 9, 2018

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