California State Superintendent Tom Torlakson will be hosting an education forum in the Tri-Valley about the impact of state policies on local education.
The Dec. 21 forum will run from 7-9 p.m. at Dougherty Valley High School Performance Art Center, 10550 Albion Road in San Ramon. Registration is preferred.
The talk will specifically cover the impact of the rollout of Common Core and the impact of the elimination of the California High School Exit Examination.
Establishing Common Core has been a controversial subject in the Tri-Valley. In Pleasanton schools, students have switched textbooks, taken new standardized tests and have to adjust to a new way of learning traditional subjects, like longform multiplication.
California eliminated the California High School Exit Examination this year, prompting praises and criticisms from educators and parents across the state. Students will now only have to follow their individual schools' graduation requirements to matriculate.
The forum is hosted by the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association Tri-Valley chapter and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
To RSVP, visit http://tinyurl.com/20151221Torlakson.