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California Superintendent of Public Instruction is a nonpartisan elected executive office position who is in charge of the California Department of Education. He/she serves a four year term. The current Superintendent of Public Instruction is Jack O'Connell. The position is a former partisan position. Image File history File links CdeLogo. ... Jack T. OConnell (born October 8, 1951) is a California politician. ...
As the state’s chief spokesperson for public schools, provides education policy and direction to local school districts.
Directs all functions of the Department of Education and executes policies set by the State Board of Education.
Serves as an ex-officio member of governing boards of the state’s higher education system.
Works with the educational community to improve academic performance.
California, the largest and most important of the Pacific Coast States, is the second State of the United States in point of area, and the twenty-first in point of population.
The 800 miles of California's length from north to south are equal to the combined length of ten States on the Atlantic seaboard; the northern line of California is on the same latitude as Boston, and the southern line is that of Savannah, Georgia.
In California the Catholic Church, notwithstanding that she receives no financial aid from the State, and that the support of her schools and colleges must be derived entirely from contributions of the faithful, has done great things in the cause of Christian education.
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