Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Chair of Assembly Education Committee joined by educators and students to support AB 1951

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach), joined by educators and students, introduced the Pathways to College Act (Assembly Bill 1951) Tuesday.

The bill works to open doors to higher education for parents and students by allowing school districts to offer college admissions tests like the SAT or ACT during the school day at no cost to students. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 14:45

Mobile Office Hours with Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell

Saturday, January 27, 2018
9-11 a.m.

Siren's Java & Tea
356 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

You are invited to join Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell and staff for an opportunity to learn about constituent services available through his district offices and ask questions about legislation.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Chair of Assembly Education Committee applauds fiscal responsibility, calls for more efforts to fund K-12 Career Technical Education programs

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D – Long Beach) issued the following statement Wednesday regarding Governor Brown’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year:

Friday, January 5, 2018

By Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell

Schools must prepare students for college — or for work.

Every good paying job does not require a college degree and every student is not going to get a college degree. Statistics support these facts. Thankfully, California’s education policy is starting to support these facts as well.

Approximately 30 years ago, California educational policy altered its course. It went from a model that offered students “multiple paths” to success (i.e., vocational opportunities) to a “one-size-fits-all” approach in which every student would get a four-year university degree.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Introduction of AB 1743 calls for continued funding for critical programs that keep students in school and strengthen the California work force