(Calif.) Income tax collections in California surpassed $72 billion last week—more than collected all of last year and with still seven days left this month for returns to be processed.CONTINUE READING
(Penn.) Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are the latest to suggest fining parents of children who bully others, but experts say such punitive measures don’t actually address the problem or provide a solution.CONTINUE READING
(Calif.) State lawmakers are once again considering legislation that would subject charter schools and their governing boards to the same open meeting and disclosure laws as traditional school districts.
(Texas) More than half of respondents in a statewide survey do not believe that Texas public schools receive equitable funding to carry out their mandates, although by a wider margin, participants said schools were doing a good job of giving students access to advanced curriculum.
(Calif.) A coalition of advocates for young adults joined with state Senator Scott Wiener and Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio in support of legislation that would dedicate $60 million a year to fight youth homelessness.
(Calif.) The recent alarm over the potential spread of fake news has prompted two California lawmakers to call for media literacy education in schools, as evidence shows that many children and some adults are largely unable to distinguish between fact and fiction online.
(Calif.) With the state’s fiscal outlook as good as it has been perhaps in a decade, and now with Democrats holding a supermajority in both houses of the Legislature, some within the education community might have thought a conversation over the adequacy of school funding would finally happen.
(Calif.) The California State Board of Education struggled at their November meeting to find a just route in arbitrating a small school district’s request to waive–for a fourth time–professional certification requirements of an educational interpreter.
(N.M.) As schools across the country report increases in bullying and harassment based on immigration status, Santa Fe Public Schools has announced a Student Support Helpline where families can access resources.