Politics & Education - Page 2

  • Brown signs bill relaxing reserve fund limits

    (Calif.) Among the hundred signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week, one will ease restrictions capping how much a district can save in their reserve budgets–a win for many schools which deemed the cap too limiting.

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  • State Oks $19m for new charter school

    (Calif.) Rocketship Education, one of the nation’s leading charter operating groups, won approval last week to issue $19 million in bonds to help pay for building a new campus in the East Bay.

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  • Native American studies and English learner bills signed

    (Calif.) Under a pair of bills signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, the California Department of Education is required to develop a model curriculum in Native American studies, while school administration will be required to inform parents of English learners of their child’s language development progress.

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  • Gov. signs bills to reduce child poverty and suspension rates

    (Calif.) State lawmakers are poised to establish a new taskforce that will work to develop strategies to reduce the high rate of child poverty in the state under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

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  • Advocacy group questions teacher shortage

    (District of Columbia) The number of K-12 public school teachers in the U.S. jumped 13 percent since the end of the recession increasing the total to more than 3.8 million, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

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