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.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Assembly Bill 2246, authored by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, requires districts to adopt suicide prevention policies that target high-risk groups, such as students bereaved by a classmate’s death and LGBTQ youth. It was inspired by teen suicide clusters that have traumatized Palo Alto and San Diego in recent years.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

District 70 Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) on Monday introduced AB 37, which seeks to engage California’s students in the most cutting-edge fields of visual and performing arts.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The school accountability system recently adopted by the State Board of Education has been criticized by some as being “soft,” “vague” and “confusing,” and failing to provide “tight oversight.” Some have even suggested that it is deliberately obscure to impede the identification of low-performing schools.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Even as we celebrate the state’s steady economic recovery from the GreatRecession, the fact remains that over 115,000 Californians still have no place tocall home.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Nothing is as agonizing as the death of a child. A life cut short by a child’s own hands, however, is nothing short of earthshattering.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

In the latest attempt to combat congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach) introduced a bill to improve the container cargo movement.