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Hernández Hails Senate Committee for Passing Measure to Provide Additional Green Space for Residents

Assembly Bill 1359 authored by Assembly member Roger Hernández (D-West Covina) passed the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on a 5-2 vote. This bill amends the Quimby Act to allow local governments to allocate existing funds, used for the purpose of developing facilities,...

2013-14 Budget signed

Governor Brown signed a balanced, on-time budget Thursday that directs additional resources to California's neediest students and continues the implementation of federal health care reform, while continuing to pay down debt and build a significant reserve to prepare for future uncertainties. The budget is...

President of Citrus Community College district board of trustees elected to state board of directors

Mrs. Susan M. Keith, president of the Citrus Community College District Board of Trustees, was recently elected to the California Community College Trustees Board of Directors (CCCT). The CCCT is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation whose voluntary membership consists of the 72 community college districts...

Tom Torlakson reports sharp drop in number of districts in financial jeopardy

A new report shows that less than half as many California school districts are in financial jeopardy now as a year ago, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. The state's Second Interim Status Report for 2012-13 shows that 92 local educational...

Assembly clears bill to educate high school students on financial literacy

Assembly Bill 166 authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández passed the Assembly Floor with a 77-0 vote. The bill promotes financial literacy in high school curriculum which includes education on budgeting, student loans and managing credit and debt. “AB 166 provides the tools and resources to...

Children can get an early start in transitional kindergarten

Very young children in the San Gabriel Unified School District now have a chance to get ahead. Known as transitional kindergarten, children who are not 5 years old by Sept. 2 of the school year calendar can go to school a year early and get...

Future engineers, scientists show off skills at Cal State LA April 13

On Saturday, April 13, more than 200 students will drop eggs, crush bridges, and sling vehicles in hope of capturing a win at a hands-on math, engineering and science competition at Cal State L.A. High school students from across the L.A. metro area will participate...

State schools chief Tom Torlakson announces California’s National Youth Science Camp delegates

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that Arashpreet Kaur Gill, a senior at Tracy High School in Tracy (San Joaquin County), and Veronica Alissa Rivera, a senior at Claremont High School in Claremont (Los Angeles County) have been selected as California’s...

Hernández’s bill to improve financial literacy in schools approved by assembly education committee

The Assembly Education Committee on bi-partisan support approved AB 166 authored by Assemblymember Roger Hernández (D-West Covina). The bill would improve financial literacy instruction in high schools statewide. “The growing negative effects of financial illiteracy, such as the housing mortgage crisis and a low national...

Adult film star Jessica Drake speaks to students at PCC

Despite administrative controversy, PCC's ‘navigating pornography' class continues It was standing room only as sexual wellness authority educator Jessica Drake filled a classroom to capacity at Pasadena City College Thursday afternoon as part of Dr. Hugo Schwyzer's "Navigating Pornography." The class administrators blushingly refer to...
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