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Year 2021

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

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July

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts Teen Talk on Vaccine Awareness and Safe Return to Campus
News Release #51—July 22, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Hosts First American Indian Education Oversight Committee Meeting Since 2017
News Release #50--July 22, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Applauds Comprehensive Education Budget Package, Universal Investments for Students, Families, and Educators in California
News Release #49—July 16, 2021


June

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Champions Key Components of California Budget
News Release #48—June 29, 2021

State Superintendent Thurmond Names Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dolores Huerta, and Karen Korematsu to Serve as California's Education Ambassadors
News Release #47—June 15, 2021

California Department of Education Announces First of its Kind Statewide Online Community of Practice and Collaboration Network for Educators
News Release #46—June 4, 2021

Seventy High School Students Named “National Cyber Scholars” After Winning Nationwide Competition to Identify Rising Stars in this Critical Sector
News Release #45—June 4, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces New Statewide Benefit Program to Help Feed Children Amid Child Care Closures
News Release #44—June 2, 2021


May

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Visits Eisenhower Elementary School Open for Safe, In-Person Instruction Using Model Practices
News Release #43—May 27, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 California Classified School Employees of the Year
News Release #42—May 27, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Senator Henry Stern, and Partners Unite in Support of Bill that Counters Hate Through Education
News Release #41—May 25, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Praises the Highest Level of Funding Ever for Public Education in Governor’s Budget Update
News Release #40—May 14, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Visits San Diego County Schools Open for In-Person Learning that Utilize Strong Safety Measures and Social-Emotional Supports
News Release #39—May 13, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Praises Governor’s Proposed $15 Billion for Schools Plan for Putting Needs of Students and Families First
News Release #38—May 12, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 Finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
News Release #37—May 5, 2021


April

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 California Exemplary Arts Education Awards
News Release #36—April 29, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Additional 2021 California Distinguished Schools
News Release #35—April 27, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Congratulates High-Performing Middle Schools Selected as 'Schools to Watch’
News Release #34—April 22, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 California Green Ribbon Schools Award Honorees
News Release #33—April 22, 2021

California Department of Education Releases 2020–21 Statewide School Enrollment Data
News Release #32—April 22, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 Civic Learning Award Recipients
News Release #31—April 21, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Chauvin Trial Verdict
News Release #30—April 20, 2021

New Equity Bill to Level the Educational Playing Field Advances with Bipartisan Senate Education Committee Support
News Release #29—April 14, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 Model School Attendance Review Board Winners
News Release #28—April 14, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond, Assemblymember Mike Gipson, Educators and Scholars Urge Support for First-of-its-Kind Legislation to Diversify the Teaching Workforce
News Release #27—April 13, 2021

U.S. Department of Education Approves California’s Assessments Plan
News Release #26—April 7, 2021

First-of-its-Kind Legislation to Diversify the Teaching Workforce Advances with Unanimous Assembly Education Committee Support
News Release #25—April 7, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Governor’s Goal to Fully Reopen California as Early as June 15
News Release #24—April 6, 2021


March

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Joins Educators and Experts to Discuss Strategies for Sustaining Safe In-Person Learning
News Release #23—March 25, 2021

$6 Billion in Reopening and Expanded Learning Funding Amounts for TK-12 Schools Now Available
News Release #22—March 19, 2021

State Board of Education Approves Historic Ethnic Studies Guidance for High Schools
News Release #21—March 18, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2021 California Distinguished Schools
News Release #20—March 18, 2021

Governor Newsom and State Superintendent Thurmond Announce Deployment of up to 3 Million Free Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests to Help High-Needs Schools Safely Reopen Classrooms
News Release #19—March 18, 2021

State Board of Education Approves Additional Testing Flexibility for Schools This Spring
News Release #18—March 16, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $240,000 in Grants to Address Inequities that Deepened During Pandemic
News Release #17—March 11, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Underscores How Rapid COVID Testing Can Facilitate Safe Reopening of Schools
News Release #16—March 10, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Model Continuation High Schools for 2021
News Release #15—March 4, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Legislative Deal on School Reopening
News Release #14—March 1, 2021

February

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Congratulates Adult Education Providers in Receiving National Recognition for Programs That Can Lead to Immediate Job Skills
News Release #13—February 26, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Convenes Discussion with Educators, Students on African American Studies During Ethnic Studies Virtual Classroom Session
News Release #12—February 25, 2021

State Board of Education Votes to Seek Federal Assessment, Accountability And Reporting Flexibilities Due to Impact of COVID-19 on Schools
News Release #11—February 24, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Standardized Testing
News Release #10—February 23, 2021

State Superintendent Thurmond Announces New Grading Guidance for Student Progress in Distance Learning
News Release #09—February 22, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces California High School Students for the 2021 U.S. Senate Youth Program
News Release #08—February 16, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $1 Million Competition to Spur Innovation that Closes the Digital Divide for California Students, Educators and Families
News Release #07—February 2, 2021


January

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces Applications for Summer Meal Programs
News Release #06—January 29, 2021

Strategies to Address Pandemic’s Impact on Student Learning Focus of State Superintendent’s “Pathways to Recovery” Event
News Release #05—January 21, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Congratulates Woodlake High School for $100,000 Award as Finalist in U.S. Department of Education’s Rural Tech Project
News Release #04—January 14, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Experts Discuss Approaches to Understanding and Countering Islamophobia
News Release #03—January 13, 2021

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement in Response to Governor Newsom’s Proposed 2021 Education Budget
News Release #02—January 8, 2021

State Superintendent Thurmond Announces California Schools Recognized as National ESEA Distinguished Schools
News Release #01—January 7, 2021

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 22, 2021
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