Tony Thurmond took the oath of office for his second term as state superintendent of public education on Saturday.
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona took the oath of office today at a ceremony in Los Angeles.
Thurmond won a second term run despite criticism his office received over lengthy school closures during the pandemic. A California student studied virtually over his year, revealing a discrepancy between widespread access to technology and the still-determined far-reaching impact of distance learning.
As Thurmond guides the state’s K-12 schools through post-pandemic academic recovery and core curriculum reform, challenges remain.
Thurmond’s key tenets during his inaugural campaign included expanded access to mental health care, quality tutoring, free meals, professional development and implicit bias training for teachers, and opportunities for STEM learning. I was.
The Office of the State Superintendent shares the balance of power over K-12 schools with the Governor, the State Legislature, and the California Board of Education.
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