Thurmond felt pressured by county school superintendents to decree all campuses be closed after Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency.
State Supt. Tony Thurmond’s anti-racism effort involving Simon Wiesenthal Center and others would stress teaching tolerance amid rising incidents of hate.
The superintendent of public instruction announced he is launching a training initiative to help end systematic racism in schools.
It’s time to address racism and implicit bias in education and its impact on black and brown students, the Superintendent of Public Instruction said.
Tony Thurmond is creating work groups to focus on critical education issues while building a relationship with Gavin Newsom and building confidence in a state education department that’s been understaffed and underfunded.
He becomes the second African-American state schools superintendent in California history.
Outcome of race a major victory for California Teachers Association and allies, and a major defeat for leading charter school advocates.
Thurmond erases 86,000 vote lead by Tuck on Election Day and now has a 75,000 vote lead based on partial count of millions of mail-in and other uncounted ballots.
As of Thursday evening, election results show Marshall Tuck leading Tony Thurmond 50.6 percent to 49.4 percent, a margin of about 69,000 votes.
High-spending campaign for a job with little power but a big megaphone comes down to wire.
Contest between Wilson Riles and Max Rafferty in 1970 far more incendiary than current race for state superintendent of public instruction
Whether it's clamping down on charter schools or changing teacher tenure, candidates can say a lot more than they can actually do.
Poll shows Marshall Tuck favored by two-thirds of Republicans, half of independent voters, and one-third of Democrats in the week before the Nov. 6 election.
Marshall Tuck has a more 2-to-1 advantage over Tony Thurmond in direct donations and $28.7 million in funding from independent committees.