Incumbent Tom Torlakson maintained an early lead Tuesday in what had been expected to be a tight race for the job of California’s K-12 schools chief, a nonpartisan and largely ministerial post that in the months leading up to Election Day became an expensive battle ground with high stakes for teachers unions and education reformers.
The future direction of California’s public schools will be decided in the Nov. 4 race for state superintendent of public instruction, which pits incumbent Tom Torlakson against challenger Marshall Tuck.
A $1.1 million plan aimed at fixing class-scheduling issues at Jefferson High School will be discussed by the Los Angeles Unified School District board Tuesday.
California’s schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson weighed in Friday on a report that the Inglewood Unified School District spent thousands on a weekend junket in San Diego for administrators to discuss changes in the curriculum.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Five educators, including three from Southern California, have been named the 2014 teachers of the year by the state’s Department of Education. “These outstanding teachers have my thanks and admiration for […]
Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District aren’t doing so well when it comes to fitness, compared to students across the state, according to figures released by the California Physical Fitness Test.
A bill ending the standardized tests that California public school students have taken in reading, math and social science since 1999 received Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Wednesday.
Fewer public schools at all grade levels met state and federal benchmarks that are used to evaluate how well schools educate youngsters.
The California Department of Education says a record number of school districts are in financial dire straits this year, with a dozen facing insolvency.
Celerity Educational Group (CEG), a nonprofit organization created in 2005 to serve at-risk children and their families, opened its doors this year to Celerity Sirius Charter School with classrooms located on two campuses in Compton.
State Assemblyman Tom Torlakson has defeated rival Larry Aceves to become California’s next education chief.