Thursday, March 23, 2017

They are man’s best friend, the furry felines who make a house a home. Our animal companions are loved just as though they are members of our family. It’s been said that the unconditional love and loyalty of pets can lift depression, ease loneliness and even lower blood pressure. My own family recently grew in size with the adoption of two rescue dogs who bring joy, laughter and love to our lives every single day.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D–Long Beach) on Feb. 6 introduced AB 312, which strengthens California’s support for students with disabilities by creating a state funding source for special-education preschool services and addressing long-standing special-education funding inequities.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, whose district includes Long Beach, introduced AB 312 this week, which seeks to strengthen California’s support for students with disabilities, it was announced.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The confirmation process of the new United States Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos yielded weeks of protests, contentious questioning from United States senators and plenty of despair and anxiety for parents and students across the country.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, proposed Assembly Bill 169 to establish a $20,000 grant program for students enrolled in teaching credential programs specializing in areas of high need. He also crafted Assembly Bill 170 to repeal a law prohibiting state college students from graduating in four years with a teaching credential. - See more at:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Assembly Bill 169, authored by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, is aimed at recruiting more students into teaching careers in high-demand subjects, those that school districts across the state have struggled to fill amid the ongoing teacher shortage.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

When Governor Jerry Brown unveiled the latest state budget Tuesday there were plenty of critics of the $122.5 billion figure that was laid out, but maybe one of the hardest hit areas in this year’s finances was education, and educators up and down the state made their voices heard.