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    Tom Torlakson, California's superintendent of public instruction, offered praise to Sacramento Unified School District on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, for its effort to protect students fearful of deportation or hate speech and to restrict sharing of student data with immigration officials.

Tom Torlakson, California's superintendent of public instruction, offered praise to Sacramento Unified School District on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, for its effort to protect students fearful of deportation or hate speech and to restrict sharing of student data with immigration officials. Loretta Kalb The Sacramento Bee
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