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(CBS)

California Schools Superintendent Race Features Competing Visions In Unions, Reformists Proxy Fight

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.

05/30/2014

Hirsch Elementary School in Fremont. (CBS)

7-Year Old Fremont Boy Removed From School After Alleged Groping Incidents

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.

05/13/2014

Search On For New Superintendent At Mt. Diablo School District

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.

04/30/2013

Dr. Charles Weis, former Santa Clara County school superintendent. (CBS)

Ex-South Bay Superintendent Looks At Unloading Condo To Taxpayers

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.

09/19/2012

Dr. Edmond Heatley, former candidate for superintendent of the Berkeley Unified School District. (Clayton County Public Schools)

Berkeley Superintendent Finalist Withdraws Amid Prop. 8 Flap

The sole finalist for the Berkeley schools superintendent post has withdrawn his candidacy after rumors circulated that he opposes same-sex marriage.

09/18/2012

(CBS)

Oakland School Board To Vote On Plan To Close 5 Campuses

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.

10/26/2011

(CBS)

Hundreds Of Oakland Teacher Layoffs Appear Imminent

Oakland superintendent Tony Smith has warned that hundreds of teachers may get notices next month – and they won’t necessarily be rescinded.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–02/18/2011

(AP)

New Schools Chief Outlines California Education’s Dire Fiscal Crisis

Bleak financial conditions are facing California schools after three years of cuts to education, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said Thursday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/06/2011

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Tight Race Expected For State Superintendent

Californians will choose a new state Superintendent of Public Instruction at the ballot box in November.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/24/2010

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Experience Key To Candidates For California Schools Chief

A Bay Area teacher-turned-lawmaker and a retired Southern California district superintendent are competing to be California’s next education chief at a time when public schools are facing unprecedented financial challenges.

CBS San Francisco–10/05/2010

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