State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Joins California Educational Nonprofit Advisory Board

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Superintendent Torlakson brings public school leadership, teaching experience and financial literacy support to California Council on Economic Education.

Tom Torlakson, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, recently joined the California Council on Economic Education’s Advisory Board of Directors.

Superintendent Torlakson’s involvement with the educational nonprofit supports his goal of bringing financial literacy and awareness to schools, teachers, students and parents. This is another step in his advocacy of helping students develop a keen understanding of responsible money management.

Torlakson was elected to a four-year term as California’s 27th State Superintendent of Public Instruction on November 2, 2010.

As head of California’s public school system and leader of the California Department of Education, Superintendent Torlakson applies his experience as a science teacher, high school coach and state policymaker to represent all California students and improve the state’s public education system.

Prior to his election as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Torlakson was a leader in the California State Legislature and acted to protect education funding, improve student nutrition and physical education and ensure school safety. He has championed legislation to increase funding for textbooks and computers, eliminate the achievement gap and reduce the high school dropout rate.

“We are honored to have Superintendent Torlakson join our Advisory Board,” said William Coffin, CCEE Chairman. “His wisdom and insight are important resources to our effort as we fight to improve California’s public education system and prepare students for the 21st century global economy.”

About California Council on Economic Education
For nearly a half-century, California Council on Economic Education, a nonprofit organization, has been dedicated to advancing the economic reasoning and financial literacy of Californians. CCEE prepares students to participate in the global economy by providing educational programs and materials to K–12 teachers. Information about professional development for teachers, workshops, programs and student contests can be found at


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