Berkeley school district receives distance learning funding from state

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With more than 90% of students in California beginning the school year with distance learning, the state is distributing funds to local educational agencies to support the implementation of remote instruction.

As the new school year begins, Berkeley Unified School District will receive monetary aid from the state’s Learning Loss Mitigation Funding program.
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Democratic candidates Tony Thurmond, Marshall Tuck vie for California superintendent of public instruction

California state Assemblymember Tony Thurmond and New Teacher Center educator-in-residence Marshall Tuck — both members of the Democratic party — are running for the role of state superintendent of public instruction. Current superintendent Tom Torlakson is stepping down after holding the position since 2010, having narrowly defeated Tuck for re-election in 2014.
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