Saturday, March 1, 2014 12:00 am
Lodi Unified School District and the charter schools under its umbrella will receive a combined $1.5 million from the state in the second round of planning funds from voter-approved Proposition 39, State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced this week. It is the second installment.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 am
Four Lodi Unified School District schools are among dozens throughout California that will share more than $106 million — the first round of funding under voter-approved Proposition 39 — to help them begin planning new energy efficiency projects around the state, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am
Six months after Lodi Unified School District discussed eliminating some physical education requirements, fitness test results released by the California Department of Education on Wednesday show that more than a third of the district’s fifth-graders are overweight.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 12:00 am
On Tuesday, government and school leaders in Lodi and across California were still trying to determine potential effects of the federal shutdown.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 3:18 pm
Lodi Unified School District is expected to receive an estimated $5.6 million million in new state funding to support the shift to the Common Core academic standards, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Tuesday.
Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:00 am
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 am
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the California Department of Education will hold free book giveaways on Friday and Saturday in the Sacramento area to help reduce its inventory of older titles and out-of-date instructional materials.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am
A new report shows that fewer than half as many California school districts are in financial jeopardy now as a year ago, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.
Tom Torlakson, California's superintendent of public instruction, shares a laugh with officials from the California Association of School Transportation during the School Bus "Roadeo" at the Galt Market on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Torlakson, a former teacher, county supervisor and state legisltor, tried his hand at driving a bus, even though his experience on buses was limited to being a passenger.
Monday, May 27, 2013 5:52 pm
Fifty-four school bus drivers from throughout California filled the Galt Market grounds on Saturday and Sunday to compete in the State Championship Roadeo.
Saturday, May 25, 2013 12:00 am
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will join school bus drivers and school transportation officials Sunday morning in Galt for the 2013 Annual California Association of School Transportation Officials State Championship Roadeo.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:00 am
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:00 am
The Galt Joint Union High School District is one of 117 California school districts to land on the state's qualified certification list. It is not the district's first time on the list.
Friday, May 25, 2012 10:18 am
Just in time for graduation, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson has unveiled a new Web site to help students connect education and careers. According to a press release we received in the office this week, the site will allow middle school and high school students to explore their options and plan their next steps toward productive careers.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 12:00 am
Both Galt Joint Union High School District and Galt Joint Union Elementary School District are on the state’s financial watch list, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Monday.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 12:00 am
Pictures of standardized testing materials were found on social networking sites, prompting State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson to advise superintendents and testing coordinators to follow security policies more closely.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 12:00 am
State Superintendent Tom Torlakson announced the creation of the Education Technology Task Force to recommend how to bring 21st century tools into California's classrooms to improve teaching and learning.
Friday, February 24, 2012 12:00 am
For the second year in a row, the Galt Joint Union High School District has landed on the state Department of Education list of financial distress. The placement can be a precursor to a district having its finances taken over by the county Office of Education.
It’s a growing trend as more California districts cope with declines in local and state revenue, according to State Superintendent Tom Torlakson.
There are no San Joaquin County schools on this year’s list.
Thursday, February 2, 2012 12:00 am
In an effort to help keep children well-nourished during the
summer recess and ready to learn when they return to school in the
fall, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
today urged eligible organizations to apply as summer meal sites
through the Summer Food Service Program.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 12:00 am
Millswood Middle School principal Sheree Flemmer is the head of
what she calls a small community of 840 students and 36 teachers.
But that community replaces half of its student population every
Friday, December 2, 2011 12:00 am
New California Physical Fitness Test scores released this week
show Lodi-area students dropping in some key measured areas of body
composition and aerobic capacity.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 12:17 pm
Lodi Unified School District moved closer to the coveted
800-mark in the annual Academic Performance Index figures released
by the state Wednesday. The district increased its growth API
figure by 12 points to 749, up from the base rate of 737 reported
in the spring. Additionally, slightly more schools exceed the
state’s 800-point threshold than last year, and many more are close
to achieving the goal.
Saturday, August 20, 2011 12:00 am
It remains a mystery how area schools will address a new state
law that requires teachers to acknowledge contributions by gays,
lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 48 on July 14, which
requires classroom instruction about contributions by gays in
American history all the way from kindergarten through 12th
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 6:57 am
Students from three local schools recently recognized among the
top in California will not be attending a statewide awards ceremony
at Disneyland after all.
Friday, April 1, 2011 6:08 am
Aspire River Oaks Charter School is among the 209 public schools
selected for a 2010-11 Title I Academic Achievement Award. River
Oaks is part of Lodi Unified School District, and among only a
handful chosen in San Joaquin County.