Assembly Education Committee to hold hearing on “Charter School Oversight of the Tri-Valley Learning Corporation”

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).”

Opinion: Before getting a puppy from a pet store, think of the thousands of dogs that get euthanized daily (Los Angeles Times)

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’s Bill to Keep ICE out of Schools Passes the Assembly

(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. 

Assemblymember O’Donnell’s Bill to Address Teacher Shortage Passes Unanimously

(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.