(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issues the following statement regarding Wednesday’s Assembly Education Committee oversight hearing of the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (TVLC) charter schools:
(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issues the following statement on his support of AB 398 (E. Garcia):
A parent, a teacher, and Chair of the Assembly Committee on Education, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D—Long Beach) emphasizes that when “charter schools believe they are not accountable to anyone, students and families feel the effects.”
(SACRAMENTO) –In light of recent findings by the Fiscal Crisis & Management Assistance Team (FCMAT), the Assembly Education Committee will convene this week for an informational hearing on “Charter School Oversight of the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation (TVLC).”
By David Bernazani
To the editor: The Times is correct to support a state bill to ban pet stores from selling cats, dogs and rabbits bred for that purpose. (“That puppy in the window may have come from a bad breeder,” editorial, July 5) When I worked as a veterinary technician in a public animal shelter near San Francisco, I was appalled at the constant flow of animals that were dumped there every day.
Assemblymember O'Donnell applauds increased funds for schools and ensuring the state lives within its means
(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) issued the following statement on the passage of the FY 2017-18 budget:
As excerpted from 89.3 KPCC.
California public schools are facing a shortage of teachers — specifically, a shortage of teachers qualified to teach math, science, bilingual or special education.
So state lawmakers are considering making an offer to prospective teachers: commit to teach in these high-need subjects and we'll take a bite out of your tuition costs.
As excerpted from The 74.
(SACRAMENTO) – Assembly Bill (AB) 699 by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) passed the State Assembly with bipartisan support. The bill prohibits school staff from allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to enter school sites without approval from the school district Superintendent and possession of a judicial warrant and identification.
(SACRAMENTO) – A bill introduced by Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) to address the growing need for qualified teachers has passed the California State Assembly unanimously.
Assembly Bill (AB) 169 establishes the Golden State Teacher Grant Program, which will award one-time grant funds of $20,000 to students in educator preparation programs if they commit to teach in a subject area especially impacted by the teacher shortage, such as math, science, bilingual education, or special education.