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EdSource stories tagged with: Tony Thurmond
February 28, 2023
A proposed constitutional amendment could make the superintendent of public instruction an appointed position, instead of an elected one.
November 16, 2022
California needs to be screening all K-2 students for dyslexia and should also mandate that districts use literacy curriculum based on the science of reading.
November 8, 2022
Thurmond, running for a second term, easily defeated Lance Christensen, a conservative education policy advocate and supporter of a private school choice initiative.
October 19, 2022
Christensen faces long odds to defeat much better financed incumbent Tony Thurmond, but he assumes parents frustrated by pandemic school closures will vote for change.
September 27, 2022
State test results that will reveal how students fared through the pandemic will be released in October, a state official now says. This is a reversal of
of the state's position just last week in which it refused an EdSource public records request to release the data.
September 22, 2022
Delaying the public release of Smarter Balanced tests taken last spring undermines the urgency of addressing setbacks in learning during the pandemic.
September 1, 2022
Announcement at a press conference accompanies the release of a free, engaging dual-language resource for families in California.
August 22, 2022
The bill would have established a program to offer grants of up to $750,000 to expand or establish dual-language immersion programs.
June 14, 2022
The goal is to increase diversity among mental health professionals and add counselors to underserved areas, supporters say
June 8, 2022
Thurmond so far is falling short of 50% needed to avoid a runoff election. It's too close to identify which of three opponents he will face.
April 22, 2022
After two contentious and expensive elections in 2014 and 2018, this year's race for California state superintendent of public instruction seems to be generating far less interest.
January 7, 2022
School officials are struggling to keep schools open amid Covid outbreaks and staffing shortages. Conflicting messages from California state officials are making it even more difficult.
November 5, 2021
California schools chief acknowledges "heartburn" and frustration, promises to free up $187 million, largely for urban parochial schools.
November 1, 2021
A Sacramento organization is suing the state, alleging officials knew about discriminatory disciplinary practices for years and did nothing.
September 22, 2021
State officials eye legislation aimed at addressing the longstanding issue of struggling early readers.