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Tom Torlakson

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  • California lawmakers consider bailout for Inglewood schools

     
    On the last day of the legislative session, state lawmakers on Friday will consider approving $55 million in emergency funding to keep the Inglewood Unified School District operating....
  • Gov. Brown approves bailout, state takeover of Inglewood schools

     
    Gov. Brown approves state takeover, bailout for Inglewood school district...
  • State schools chief wants lawmakers to approve new bond measure

     
    Supt. of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said he would like state lawmakers to place a new school bond on the ballot in 2014....
  • Calif. Bill Aims to Keep K-12 Education Free

    Calif. Bill Aims to Keep K-12 Education Free
    SACRAMENTO -- Not every proposed law is historic or sweeping. Some merely are pretty good ideas — perhaps even important for a low-income kid. One such bill is among the hundreds awaiting action as the Legislature heads into its final month. The...
  • Teachers unions' clout in question

    Teachers unions' clout in question
    Teachers unions have a well-deserved reputation for exercising political clout. With a nearly unparalleled ability to raise cash and organize their ranks, they have elected school boards, influenced legislation and helped set the public school agenda in...
  • Hot Assembly races pick up steam

     
    Several Los Angeles area Assembly district races continue to build steam, even though the candidate filing period hasn’t yet begun. Redistricting has produced new political maps — and new opportunities — and some contenders have been...
  • Candidates pick up pace as elections filing nears

     
    As the Dec. 30 official start of next year’s campaign season nears, the pace is picking up for those already seeking seats in the state Legislature, mostly in the Assembly: In the San Fernando Valley’s new 46th District, businesswoman...
  • Iseman selected as mayor

    The seating arrangement on the dais in the City Council chambers may have changed but the faces haven't. Incumbents Toni Iseman, Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson were re-installed Tuesday, winners of the 2010 City Council election, bucking a national...
  • Bill would recast state schools policy

    Proposed legislation by state Sen. Carol Liu (D- La CaƱada Flintridge) would streamline the governance of state’s K-12 education system by transferring powers from the California Board of Education to the state superintendent of public instruction....
  • Sacramento's boomerang reforms

    California's 51-day budget stalemate kept Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state lawmakers from focusing on such pressing issues as healthcare reform and water-storage policy. With a spending plan now in place, it still won't be easy to make progress on...
  • Training for teen drivers

    Mike Males suggest that California's graduated driver's license law may be at fault for increases in teens death and injury for those 18 to 20 years of age, even though fewer 16-year-olds have been dying since the 1998 law took effect. The writer has...