Posts Tagged: Department of Education


Education Policy – Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Capitol Weekly's Conference on Education. Keynote by Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond. Photo by Scott Duncan, Capitol Weekly

CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond made headlines in July when he was kicked out of a Chino Valley School Board meeting for speaking out against policies he said would hurt LGBTQ+ students. He tells us why he went, and about the challenges facing teachers and California schools today.


PPIC: Federal money, California and the census

An illustration of the 2020 census. (Image: Maria Dryfout, via Shutterstock)

In the most recent year for which an estimate is available (2015), California received about $77 billion in census-related funding—more than 80% of the total federal funds the state received that year. A number of federal programs draw on population estimates derived from the 2010 Census to calculate the share of federal funding for each state. The 2020 Census will soon update these estimates.

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