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Morning Read: Poll shows Tuck and Torlakson in close race

LA School Report | October 30, 2014

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Tight race for schools chief
A new Field Poll shows a virtual tie between incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck in the race for state superintendent. The Sacramento Bee

Long Beach looking to extend its push for college to preschools
Believing it’s never too early to think about college, Long Beach public officials and educators plan to take their message to the earliest learners — preschoolers. KPCC

CA children falling through the cracks, says study on kids’ well-being
Kids across 58 counties in California are faring poorly overall when it comes to education, health and socio-economic outcomes. KPCC

Database maps college readiness policies
A new report shows how California’s “college readiness” policies stack up against those in other states. Ed Source

N.Y.C. schools to open doors to student cellphones
The country’s largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools. Education Week

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