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Tom Torlakson

Tom Torlakson

California Schools Chief, Teachers Press Taxes With Lawmakers

State schools Superintendent Tom Torlakson joined dozens of teachers, nurses and firefighters at a state Capitol rally Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–05/11/2011

Teachers in Union City protested layoffs and staff reductions in March, 2011.  (CBS)

Pink Slips Handed Out To Thousands Of California Teachers

School districts in California have issued nearly 19,000 layoff notices so far to teachers amid uncertainty over the state budget, the California Teachers Association estimated Tuesday.

KPIX 5–03/15/2011

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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

Tom Torlakson

Torlakson Sworn In As New California Schools Chief

On Monday California got a new State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Tom Torlakson. The former East Bay state assemblyman, Contra Costa County supervisor, and Antioch city councilman held an inauguration at Mount Diablo High School in Concord where he was once a teacher.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/03/2011

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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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