FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 31, 2015
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Department of Education Reversal Seen as Victory for Parents
Following Letter from Republican Legislators, 15 years of Historical Data Restored to Website
SACRAMENTO: In a victory for public transparency and a parent’s right to know, the California Department of Education (DOE) has begun restoring 15 years of historical data that it had deleted from the most accessible part of its website.
The reversal from education officials came after it received significant pressure from Republicans in the California Senate and Assembly – that included a strongly worded letter sent to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson late last week. Within hours of sending the letter, the DOE announced it would begin restoring the data immediately. Continue reading