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Year 2020

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

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September

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Launches New "Education to End Hate" Initiative to Combat Bias, Bigotry, and Racism
News Release #77—September 21, 2020

California State Board of Education Approves State Seal of Civic Engagement Award
News Release #76—September 10, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Convenes California School Leaders to Review Public Health Guidance for Safe Learning
News Release #75—September 9, 2020

LivingWorks Virtual Youth Summit Shines a Light on Mental Wellness and Suicide Prevention
News Release #74—September 9, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to President Trump's Threats Directed at California Schools
News Release #73—September 7, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Major Step to Assess English Language Proficiency During Distance Learning
News Release #72—September 1, 2020


August

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Affirms Support for Schools Impacted by Wildfires and Outlines Guidance for Distance Learning
News Release #71—August 26, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Additional Tools to Support Educators in Strengthening Distance Learning Instruction
News Release #70—August 24, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Appoints Former Illinois Special Education Leader Heather Calomese as the New Director of the Special Education Division
News Release #69—August 14, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Civil Rights Leaders Propose Recommendations to Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum
News Release #68—August 13, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Commends Students, Families, and Educators on Return to Learning and Outlines Ongoing Priorities
News Release #67—August 12, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Digital Divide Task Force Connect School Leaders to Available Devices as Learning Resumes
News Release #66—August 5, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Major Collaboration with Apple and T-Mobile to Connect Students in Need
News Release #65—August 5, 2020


July

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Recommendations to Draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum
News Release #64—July 31, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Outlines Ongoing Supports to Strengthen Distance Learning and Announces Timeline for Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum during Virtual Media Check-in
News Release #63—July 29, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Students, Educators and State Leaders Discuss Native American and Indigenous Studies During Final Event in Ethnic Studies Virtual Classroom Series
News Release #62—July 28, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Digital Divide Task Force Identify Resources, Partnerships Available to Support Successful Distance Learning in the Fall
News Release #61—July 23, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Dr. Karen Korematsu Discuss Fighting for Justice During Virtual Classroom Lesson on Asian American Studies
News Release #60—July 21, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Governor's Updated School Guidance
News Release #59—July 17, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Applauds Schools for Making Student and Educator Safety Center of Reopening Decisions
News Release #58—July 15, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts Virtual Classroom Session on Chicano Latino Studies with Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta
News Release #57—July 14, 2020

State Board of Education Adopts Guidance for Arts Education and World Languages Instruction in California
News Release #56—July 8, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts First Virtual Classroom Session in Ethnic Studies Featuring Educators and Students
News Release #55—July 7, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Implementation Tool for Assessing Student Learning
News Release #54—July 7, 2020


June

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Task Force on Safe Schools Take First Steps to Address Statewide School Police Reform
News Release #53—June 30, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Ethnic Studies Webinar Series Featuring Civil Rights Leaders and Special Guests
News Release #52—June 29, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Calls on Private Industry Partners to Support a $500 Million Initiative to Fund Computing Devices and Internet Access for all California Students
News Release #51—June 29, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to K-12 Education Budget Approval
News Release #50—June 26, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2020 Model School Attendance Review Board Winners
News Release #49—June 24, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Outlines Efforts to Explore Data on School Police, Expand Understanding of Ethnic Studies
News Release #48—June 24, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 21st Century California School Leadership Grant Academy Award Winners
News Release #47—June 22, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Digital Divide Task Force Receive Update on Multiple Efforts to Expand Internet Access for All
News Release #46—June 22, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts Virtual Student Support Circle on Institutional Racism and Implicit Bias with California Surgeon General
News Release #45—June 19, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Free Statewide Online Suicide Prevention Training Program
News Release #44—June 17, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Calls on Counseling Groups to Strengthen Mental Health Supports for Students
News Release #43—June 10, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Releases Guidance for Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools
News Release #42—June 8, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Multi-Pronged Partnerships, Initiatives to Address Implicit Bias and Racism
News Release #41—June 4, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Calls on Schools and Communities to Take Action to Address Institutional Racism and Educational Inequities
News Release #40—June 1, 2020


May

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Renews Call for New Investments as Technology Needs Still Unmet for Many California Students and Schools Look to Reopen
News Release #39—May 27, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Digital Divide Task Force Work Toward Solutions to Inequitable Internet Access for Students
News Release #38—May 22, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and State Board President Linda Darling-Hammond Launch "Advance SEL in California," a Social and Emotional Learning Campaign
News Release #37—May 21, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts First Virtual Student Support Circle to Address Learning Challenges and Mental Health Awareness
News Release #36—May 21, 2020m

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Holds Virtual Statewide Discussion on the Safe Reopening of Schools
News Release #35—May 21, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Governor Newsom's Updated Budget Proposal
News Release #34—May 14, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts First Virtual Educator Support Circle to Spotlight Wellness and Resources
News Release #33— May 7, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Digital Divide Task Force Continue to Advocate for Students Who Lack Access
News Release #32—May 5, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Closing the Digital Divide Task Force Call for Free Internet for California's Students
News Release #31—May 1, 2020


April

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts First Virtual Parent Support Circle Event with California Surgeon General
News Release #30—April 30, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces New Statewide Benefit Program to Help Food Insecure Students During Coronavirus Pandemic
News Release #29—April 29, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Creates New Committee with State Leaders Focused on Achievement Gap and Loss of Learning
News Release #28—April 29, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Working with State and National Leaders to Study Possibility of Schools Reopening Earlier
News Release #27—April 29, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Governor's Remarks for Potential Earlier School Year
News Release #26—April 28, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Commends Governor's Executive Order Allowing Districts to Focus on School Closure Impacts and Returning Students This Fall
News Release #25—April 24, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Congratulates California Green Ribbon Schools Award Honorees
News Release #24—April 22, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2019-2020 Enrollment Data for California Schools
News Release #23—April 21, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and State Leaders Hear from Internet Service Providers in First Digital Divide Task Force Hearing
News Release #22—April 20, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Task Force to Close Digital Divide
News Release #21—April 16, 2020

California Receives Preliminary Federal Approval to Free Up Funds for Crisis Response
News Release #20—April 13, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Availability of Guidance on Child Care for Essential Workers
News Release #19—April 9, 2020

State Colleges, K-12 Systems Issue Joint Statement on College Admissions and Placement Agreements
April 2, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces New Guidance on Grading and Graduation for Seniors
News Release #18—April 1, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces COVID-19 Response Funding Available to School Districts
News Release #17—April 1, 2020


March

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement on 2019-20 School Year Amid Current School Safety Concerns
News Release #16—March 31, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Preliminary Federal Approval of Testing and Accountability Waivers for 2019-2020 School Year
News Release #15—March 27, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces " Meals for Kids" App Update to Find Meals during COVID-19 School Closures
News Release #14—March 19, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts COVID-19 Webinar to Support Schools and Clarify New State Guidelines
News Release #13—March 18, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Supports Statewide Guidance Document Issued by Governor Newsom
News Release #12—March 17, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2020 Civic Learning Award Recipients
News Release #11—March 12, 2020

California Department of Education Receives Special Federal Approval That Enables Districts to Feed Students During Coronavirus-Related Closure
News Release #10—March 10, 2020


February

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2020
News Release #09—February 21, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Appoints Dr. Mao Vang as Director of the Assessment Development and Administration Division
News Release #08—February 7, 2020


January

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Applications for Summer Meal Programs
News Release #07—January 31, 2020

Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Update
News Release #06—January 24, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Appoints Elizabeth Dearstyne as Director of the School Fiscal Services Division
News Release #05—January 15, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Praises Governor Newsom’s 2020 Budget
News Release #04—January 10, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Supports National Human Trafficking Awareness Month
News Release #03—January 9, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces LCFF Workgroup to Increase Transparency in Process
News Release #02—January 7, 2020

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2020 California Exemplary Arts Education Awards
News Release #01—January 7, 2020

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