Posted May 19, 2014 in Site Pages
Big money pours into California schools20140519
Among California’s eight statewide constitutional offices, the superintendent of public instruction is a peculiar case.
Posted October 20, 2014 in Site Pages
State schools chief Tom Torlakson
Welcome to the intensifying battle for the state’s top schools official, the hottest statewide race in California this fall. It’s an unusual development for the low-key office of state superintendent,...
Posted October 25, 2014 in Site Pages
State schools chief race
The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection. This year's contest, however, is one of the tightest and costliest on the...
Posted September 29, 2014 in Site Pages
Schools challenger would drop tenure ruling appeal
The challenger in the unexpectedly tight race for California's elected schools chief said Thursday that if he wins in November he would immediately withdraw the state superintendent from an appeal of a...
Posted May 06, 2014 in Site Pages
Tom Torlakson, the veteran lawmaker seeking a second term as California's elected superintendent of schools, and Marshall Tuck, a former charter school executive hoping to unseat him, are both Democra...
Posted September 10, 2014 in Site Pages
Garcetti endorses Torlakson
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today endorsed state Superintendent Tom Torlakson in his bid for reelection against Marshall Tuck, a former charter school executive. Citing his leadership in improving...
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