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Torlakson coming to LA to present new plan for state public education

LA School Report | July 23, 2015

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Tom Torlakson

Tom Torlakson

For anyone bemoaning current trends in state public education, hold your complaints, at least until tomorrow.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has scheduled an event downtown at the LA Area Chamber of Commerce to unveil “a new action plan,” that his office says will provide “the steps to take in the next four years to enhance learning, capitalize on the state’s recent progress, and provide all California children with a world-class education in the 21st century.”

A slew of education and business leaders from throughout the state has been invited to join him in presenting what he’s calling, “A Blueprint for Great Schools, Version 2.0.” His office says it builds on the 2011 report. “A Blueprint for Great Schools,” which helped transform California’s education system and turn the state into a national model.

Torlakson was aided in developing the 2.0 version by “education leaders and experts from across the sate,” said his office. The report focuses on how California can improve in five key areas: state standards, teaching and leading excellence, student success, continuous improvement and accountability systems, and systems change and supports.

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