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Voters Heeded Teachers and Re-elected Teacher Torlakson as Supt of Public Instruction

(Photo above) Beaming and surrounded by supporting CTA members, Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson makes his victory speech at CTA election night headquarters in Sacramento.

"Our opponents poured more than $8 million into campaign ads to defeat the only teacher running for Supt. of Public Instruction. Aided by teachers’ recommendations, voters saw through the efforts by billionaires to buy race the race and overwhelming re-elected Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

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Supt. Torlakson, Officials Kick off Attendance Awareness Month

Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and other state officials are working hard to support efforts by parents and teachers to help keep students in school. They are using a month devoted to "Attendance Awareness" to spread the message about the key connection between good attendance and increased student achievement.

“Children must attend school to learn, succeed, and prepare for a bright future,” Torlakson said during a Thursday morning news conference at the state Capitol.

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School Districts to Get $372 Million for 105 Construction Projects, Supt. Torlakson announces

The sounds of hammering and sawing could soon be welcome noise in more 43 school districts that are receiving more than $372 million for new construction and modernization projects, reports State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson.

The districts are receiving funding as a result of disbursement decisions made today by the State Allocation Board (SAB).

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