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California Schools Chief: Officers Needed on Some Campuses

SAN FRANCISCO — California's top schools official said Wednesday his office is working to re-imagine the role of police officers at the state’s 10,000 public schools but said some schools would still need officers on campus to protect students' safety. Supe...

Jewish Experience Will Be in Ethnic Studies, Thurmond Says

After feeling the heat in a scathing letter from Jewish lawmakers, California's top elected education official says he hears them. At a news conference Wednesday (Aug. 14), state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond vowed to include the Jewish...