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Internet Access For California Schools, Libraries To Be Expanded

Internet Access For California Schools, Libraries To Be Expanded

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced his support Saturday for a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, to expand internet access for California’s schools and libraries. The goal of the expansion is to help prepare students for the global economy by modernizing the E-rate program and boosting support for wireless connectivity for schools and libraries, according ...

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Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Prevention Programs

Tom Torlakson Announces 2012-13 Prevention Programs

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that 11 programs have been designated as models of attendance improvement and dropout prevention by the State School Attendance Review Board (State SARB).  Torlakson congratulated the 2012-13 Model SARBs for their work in reducing the number of students who are chronically absent, which results in costing school districts millions of dollars ...

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Updated List Of Sites Serving Meals To Low-Income Kids; 1 In SCV

Updated List Of Sites Serving Meals To Low-Income Kids; 1 In SCV

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced newly updated Child and Adult Care Food Program Day Care Home Sponsors and 2012-13 CACFP Center Sites lists are available, showing  low-income families where they may seek low-cost or no-cost meals for children. “Too many disadvantaged families are still struggling with the most basic need of all, providing nutritious meals for ...

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