California Poised To Overhaul Charter SchoolsGov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal on Wednesday that would overhaul how the state authorizes and judges its charter schools.
New Haven Teacher Strike: State Superintendent To Join NegotiationsState Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond is expected at negotiations Friday as the teacher strike in the New Haven Unified School District entered its 9th day.
State Superintendent Calls For Resolution To New Haven Teacher Strike: 'Students Are Losing Out'As teachers in the New Haven Unified School District strike for a second week, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has called on both sides to find a resolution.
Campaign 2018: Millions Spent In Battle For State Schools Superintendent Millions have been spent by the campaigns of Tony Thurmond and Marshall Tuck for the office of California State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Race For California Schools Chief Among Most Expensive In CountryOne of California’s ballot races is attracting money not normally seen on a statewide level. Tens of millions of dollars are being spent on the race to determine who will head the state's public school system.
Charter School Backers Outspend Teachers In 2 California RacesIn the battle for the future of California's schools, charter school advocates are far outpacing teachers unions in spending to support candidates for governor and state schools chief.
Bay Area Lawmakers Propose Ban On Chewing Tobacco At CA Baseball Parks Including AT&TState Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, introduced legislation Tuesday that would prohibit the use of smokeless tobacco at all organized baseball venues in the state. San Francisco Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced a similar ban that would include AT&T Park.
Full Tobacco Ban Proposed At All MLB Ballparks In CaliforniaTobacco is already banned a minor league events, and is strongly discouraged in MLB, but Assemblyman Tony Thurmond, D-Richmond, wants to make the ban formal at the highest level of the game in California.