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Tom Torlakson

    Internet Access For California Schools, Libraries To Be Expanded

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced his support Saturday for a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to expand internet access for California’s schools and libraries.

    State Releases 2013 Grad Rate Numbers, Hart District Numbers Remain High

    The California Department of Education has released the state's high school graduation and dropout rates for 2013, showing that graduation rates are on the rise for the state.

    State Funds Local School Districts To Implement Common Core Standards

    Three years after the state Department of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards, school districts are receiving $622 million to begin implementing the standards. CCSS are designed to create a deeper learning and critical thinking experience.

    State Schools Chief Kicks Off California’s Common Core Summer

    Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction, kicked off California’s Common Core Summer with a day-long seminar in Sacramento to help teachers instill deeper learning of mathematics in their students.

    State Superintendent Launches Common Core Summer Program

    California Department of Education hosts news conference in Sacramento Monday to show how teachers can learn about the new state-wide Common Core Standards in math.

    Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Prevention Programs

    SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 11 programs have been designated as models of attendance improvement and dropout prevention by the State School Attendance Review Board (State SARB). 

    Updated List Of Sites Serving Meals To Low-Income Kids; 1 In SCV

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced newly updated Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Sponsors and 2012-13 CACFP Center Sites lists are available, showing  low-income families where they may seek low-cost or no-cost meals for children.

    “Too many disadvantaged families are still struggling with the most basic need of all, providing nutritious meals for children,” said Torlakson. “I hope these updated lists help direct families to these critical resources.”