Incumbent Tom Torlakson defeated first-time candidate Marshall Tuck in the hotly contested race for California’s superintendent of public instruction, an election that became an expensive battleground with high stakes for teachers unions and education reformers.
There have been three emergency declarations as a result of the Sunday morning’s earthquake that shook wine country. The state’s Office of Emergency Services is working with FEMA to assess damage and school’s are closed, but kids haven’t been left behind.
The race for state schools chief in California is typically a sleepy affair. With the authority to set education policy vested in the Legislature and a state board of education appointed by the governor, the superintendent’s job has served primarily as a pulpit with no real power.
A 7-year old Fremont boy accused of groping an 8-year old female classmate on two separate occasions has been removed from the school.
The largest school district in Contra Costa County is searching for some new leadership, after the firing of Superintendent Steven Lawrence and General Counsel Greg Rolen last week.
A luxury condominium in Downtown San Jose belonging to retired Santa Clara County superintendent Dr. Charles Weis is at the center of a debate that could cost taxpayers.
The sole finalist for the Berkeley schools superintendent post has withdrawn his candidacy after rumors circulated that he opposes same-sex marriage.
Oakland’s school board was set to meet Wednesday to consider a proposal by Superintendent Tony Smith to close five elementary schools to save $2.2 million a year and use those funds to improve other schools.
Oakland superintendent Tony Smith has warned that hundreds of teachers may get notices next month – and they won’t necessarily be rescinded.
Bleak financial conditions are facing California schools after three years of cuts to education, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said Thursday.