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April 2, 2014 Proposition 30, enacted by voters in 2012 to temporarily raise sales taxes and income taxes on the wealthy, was touted by Gov. Jerry Brown and other proponents as an alternative to making billions of dollars in cuts to state school
Schools in parts of California hardest hit by the drought won't suffer a second blow because their students are leaving. Tom Torlakson, the state's superintendent of schools, said the loss of farm jobs is likely to send many families elsewhere to
Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, on Wednesday promised Merced County education officials financial help when the effects of Californias worsening drought manifest themselves this year. Appearing at a roundtable discussion
The state's top education official is scheduled to visit Merced on Wednesday. Tom Torlakson, state superintendent of public instruction, is slated to appear at a public forum from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the Clark-Newbold Room of the Merced
March 7, 2014 Now that merciless teenage taunting has migrated from locker rooms and high school hallways to the Internet, policymakers are paying more attention to the types of harassment and bullying that happens on Facebook and other social media
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson on Wednesday issued new guidelines to help parents and guardians report suspected child abuse at schools. In a letter to school officials, Torlakson explained that California's Education Code
Nominations for the Green Ribbon School Award were announced Feb. 6 at Ocean Knoll Educational Farm in Encinitas. When the state's schools chief looks at the Encinitas Union School District , he sees lots of green and he isn't thinking of finances.
Two dozen campuses throughout California have been designated "Model Continuation High Schools" and recognized for their exemplary programs that help at-risk students flourish. Six of the schools are located in the Bay Area, including three in the
Reggie Moore's friends and family eulogized him Saturday as a tireless, dynamic leader whose passion to help those who could not help themselves was exceeded only by his love for his family. More than 200 people, including droves of political leaders
After two years of reports by this newspaper of various school employees failing to properly report child abuse, Assemblyman Mike Gatto, D-Burbank, introduced Assembly Bill 1432, which would change state law from "strongly encouraging" training to "