Phil Matier: California's Election Day Races With Nationwide InterestPhil Matier says educators nationwide are keeping an eye on California's state schools superintendent race because of the candidate the teacher's union has decided to endorse.
Race For State Schools’ Chief Is One Of California’s ClosestThe closest statewide race on the November ballot could be one between two Democrats who are running for a non-partisan job. It's the battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck.
Gov. Jerry Brown Opens Up Spending In Campaign's Final Month, Neel Kashkari Down To $840KGov. Jerry Brown reports spending $13.5 million this month to support two measures on the November ballot.
California Teacher Unions Appeal Tenure RulingCalifornia's powerful teachers unions fought back Wednesday against a court ruling that struck down state laws on tenure and job protection for their 400,000 members, less than a week after Gov. Jerry Brown filed his own appeal.
Gov. Jerry Brown Appeals California Teacher Tenure RulingGov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them.
Torlakson Stakes Early Lead In Race For State Schools SuperintendentIn the race for California Superintendent of Public Instruction, incumbent Tom Torlakson staked an early lead over fellow Democrat Marshall Tuck while a a third GOP candidate had a surprisingly strong showing, according to early results.
California Schools Superintendent Race Features Competing Visions In Unions, Reformists Proxy FightThe 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.