State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today released his Transition Advisory Team's report, A Blueprint for Great Schools.

"The first step in reaching a goal is setting one," Torlakson said. "We've taken an honest look at where we are and where we want to be, and created a vision about how to get there—with a focus on 21st century learning, meeting the needs of the whole child, and building the ranks of California's teachers with resources and respect."

The 31-page report is the result of months of work by Torlakson's Transition Advisory Team, a 59-member group made of up leading teachers, parents, school employees and administrators as well as community, labor, and business leaders. The report's recommendations include provisions to foster excellence in teaching, provide community support for families, and retool schools to make more students competitive in college and the workforce.

You can read the report by clicking here.

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