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California election 2022: State Superintendent Tony Thurmond may face teacher Ainye Long

California's incumbent superintendent of public instruction, Tony Thurmond, is likely headed to a surprise runoff in November against a San Francisco public school teacher, an engineer or a Sacramento political insider. With all precincts partially reported on Wednesday morning, Thurmond had 1,421,816 votes, or 45.7% of votes tallied. Although he...
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State Supt. Tony Thurmond likely to face runoff election in November

State Supt. of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond appears headed for a runoff election in November, although the results are too close to say who’ll be running against him. With all counties reporting, as early Wednesday, Thurmond received 45.7% of the vote, short of the 50% needed to win outright. Three candidates are bunched together for second, led by Ainye Long, a math teacher in San Francisco Unified and the only woman of the seven candidates, with 11.7%.
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Calmatters: What Has Tony Thurmond Done As California Schools Chief?

During the pandemic, public education became a highly contentious arena for vitriol around masking, vaccines and reopening schools. But those tensions did not culminate in a heated election for California's top schools chief. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond has raised more than 10 times as much money as...
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“Tony Thurmond: Overcoming the Unimaginable to Take On the Impossible”

“When I think about the way my life began, I know it is no accident and I attribute it to a higher power.”. The words are those of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond, whose ascension to the post of the state’s top education official is no short of miraculous given the circumstances of his childhood, beginning with the passing of his mother when he was just six years old.
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State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Issues Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Budget Revision

SACRAMENTO — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond issued the following statement in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s revised budget for the fiscal year 2022–23: “As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, California public schools will see a much-needed infusion of investments at a time when students and schools, especially those that have been traditionally underserved, require more support than ever before. The revised budget directs a total of $128.3 billion to education, lifts up the most critical needs including historic funding for school mental health, recruitment and retention of teachers, and literacy strategies necessary to allow students to heal and recover after two very challenging years.
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State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Announces 2022 California Pivotal Practice Award Program Winners

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond today announced the winners of the newly created 2022 California Pivotal Practice (CAPP) Award Program. The award program is being utilized by California in 2022 in place of the California Distinguished Schools (DS) Program. It celebrates schools and districts that implemented an innovative practice during the 2020–21 school year, when California required schools to offer distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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State Superintendent Tony Thurmond on path to reelection

Until recently, it seemed highly likely that California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond would face a tough reelection fight this June. The two most recent contests for the post were among the most expensive and hard-fought races in California. This time, deep dissatisfaction among some parent groups about the pace of reopening schools during the pandemic presaged an even tougher fight, even though Thurmond had no power to open or close schools on his own.
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