California Schools Chief Backs $9 Billion Technology Infrastructure Bond Measure

The Santa Rosa (CA) Press Democrat (10/22) reports that California Superintendent Tom Torlakson “is backing a $9 billion bond measure in 2014 to build up the technology infrastructure at K-12 campuses,” noting that he said on Tuesday that schools must be prepared for Common Core-aligned online testing. The article notes that California “bucked” Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s resistance to plans to abandon the state’s STAR test in favor of Smarter Balanced field tests.