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Strong Support, Harsh Criticisms Follow Gov. Newsom’s Budget Into Final Negotiations
May 26, 2022
On May 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press conference in Sacramento to present his $300.6 billion revised budget for fiscal year 2022-23. He has dubbed the spending plan the California Blueprint. It is the largest budget proposal in the 172-year history of the state. ... read more »
State Ed Chief Thurmond Is Piecing Together the Future of California’s Post-Pandemic Education
April 28, 2022
“The pandemic really did put a spotlight on places where there were big holes and gaps and inequities,” Thurmond told California Black Media (CBM). “In a nation with the wealth we have, that there should be a digital divide, I think that’s just a big example of the kinds of inequities that have existed.” ... read more »
Invest in Our Students by Voting No on the Recall
August 26, 2021
As California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, I spent every day working with Gov. Gavin Newsom to make sure they are walking back into safe environments that shield them from COVID-19 exposure and afford them an opportunity to learn effectively in person. ... read more »
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Cal Ed Chief Thurmond to Families: ‘Translate Fear Into Action’ as Schools Reopen
August 26, 2021
Millions of students are returning to in-person classes at California’s public schools, amid parents and teachers’ fears about the inability to vaccinate children under 12 and the spread of the COVID Delta variant. ... read more »
As Schools Reopen, Gov. Newsom Invests $123.9 Billion to Address Financial and Safety Concerns
August 12, 2021
On Aug. 3 in Perris, California – a Riverside County city located about 70 miles east of Los Angeles -- Lincoln Cooper and Fortunate Hove Cooper handed out free backpacks full of school supplies and hand sanitizers to struggling families during a triple-digit heat wave.  They were joined by a handful of volunteers that included representatives from the Moreno Valley School District. ... read more »
Cal Top Educator Tony Thurmond Says Schools on Track for Safe Reopening
July 29, 2021
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond says school districts across the state are prepared to open safely in the fall even as COVID-19 cases surge in California and around the country. The new spike in COVID-19 positive rates across the state are driven by infections involving the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
Supt. Thurmond Deploys 3 Million COVID Tests to Speed Up Safe School Reopening
March 25, 2021
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond expanded an existing pilot testing program, adding 3 million free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to accelerate the safe reopening of schools across California.   ... read more »
Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces $420,000 in Grants to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund to Benefit Students in Southern California
November 12, 2020
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond announced that Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), in partnership with The San Diego Foundation, have donated a total of $420,000 to the Bridging the Digital Divide Fund. SDG&E and The San Diego Foundation’s grant of $100,000 to the Classroom of the Future Foundation will address digital divide among tribal K-12 youth in San Diego County. SoCalGas’ portion of $320,000 will be split into five grants to separate organizations in Southern California for specific work to close the digital divide. SoCalGas and SDG&E are part of the Sempra Energy family of companies. ... read more »
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A Blueprint California’s Black Students Need: Educators Conference to Focus on Equity
November 5, 2020
The California Association of Black School Educators (CABSE) will hold its fourth annual conference in a virtual setting this year.  ... read more »
How the Coronavirus Crisis Is Forcing School Districts to Bridge the Digital Divide
April 2, 2020
Over 8000 educators statewide participated in a webinar conducted by Thurmond to go over guidance the California Department of Education issued to all school districts detailing how they can provide distance learning opportunities for students including those with disabilities and English learners.  ... read more »
State Superintendent: Schools May Be Closed Through End of Academic Year
April 2, 2020
Because of safety concerns and the need for social distancing prompted by the coronavirus outbreak ... read more »
Black Kids Deserve Great Schools, Too
February 13, 2020
Last week, from February 5-7, the California branch of the National Action Network (NAN) met in Sacramento to hold its inaugural Western Regional Conference of chapters in California, Arizona, and Nevada. ... read more »
Inglewood Unified School District: The Canary in the Coal Mine
December 5, 2019
According to the California Education Code, all California school districts will have to submit a first interim budget report by December 15. ... read more »
California Leaders, Activists Praise Kamala Harris’ “Reform First” Criminal Justice Plan
September 27, 2019
Other policies in the plan to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system include introducing a national standard for police use of force; providing incentives for states to get rid of mandatory minimums; equalizing sentencing for possession and distribution of crack and cocaine; mandating prisons to offer educational courses, vocational training as well as mental health and addiction treatment. Harris also wants to end federal laws that prohibit formerly incarcerated people from accessing housing, loans, food stamps and other public services. ... read more »
What’s Next for California’s Charter Schools? Much Awaited Task Force Report Is Heavy on Advice – But Falls Short on Data
June 13, 2019
In February, Gov. Newsom asked Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to set up a task force charged with looking at the impact public charter school funding has on district-run public school finances.  ... read more »
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