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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Berkeley schools need more teachers of color

CITY AFFAIRS: The Berkeley Unified School District must listen to community members’ pleas to improve racial diversity

Berkeley school district teachers mostly work with students of color — yet only one-third of the district’s teachers are people of color, according to data from the California Department of Education.
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