California strives to educate millions of students with varying geographic, ethnic and income backgrounds. We cover how the state is setting priorities and spending public money to meet them.

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CALmatters' education writer Ricardo Cano interviews California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond on March 21, 2019, at the Commonwealth Club. in San Francisco. CALmatters photo