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Schools chief helps shape policy, but lacks power to make big decisions during pandemic

Tony Thurmond, California’s state superintendent of public instruction, didn’t expect the school closures across the state last year to last more than a few weeks. County school superintendents that he spoke with about the pandemic response weren’t too concerned either. It would be an extended spring break, Thurmond thought. “I don’t think any of us […]