California

Education - October 8 2018 | 10-05-2018

CA Governor Vetoes SB 320 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoes SB 320 , a bill that would have required public university student health centers to provide abortion medication by no later than Jan. 1, 2022 (CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE). ...

Education - October 1 2018 | 09-28-2018

CA Governor Signs SB 1406 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs SB 1406 , which extends for three years a pilot program that allows some community colleges to offer four-year baccalaureate degrees in a handful of technical fields (CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR’S...

Education - September 17 2018 | 09-14-2018

U.S department of education implements regulation to protect students A federal court rules that the U.S. Department of Education wrongly delayed implementation of regulations meant to protect students who take out loans to attend college from predatory...

Education - June 4 2018 | 06-01-2018

IL Senate Approves HB 4870 The ILLINOIS Senate approves HB 4870 , legislation that would allow sick students who qualify for medical marijuana to consume it on school premises, as long as they don’t smoke it and school officials agree that it...

Education - February 5 2018 | 02-02-2018

CA Senate SB 320 The CALIFORNIA Senate approves SB 320 , which would make the Golden State the first to require public universities to offer medication abortion. The law would take effect in 2022, with startup finding provided by private donors. The...

Education - December 04 2017 | 12-01-2017

Education In CA The CALIFORNIA Governor’s Office of Planning and Research releases proposed changes to the state’s landmark California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that would require development projects to estimate the number of miles...

Education - October 23 2017 | 10-20-2017

California Vetoes AB 568 Saying such decisions were best left to the collective bargaining process, CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoes AB 568 , which would have required schools to give teachers six weeks of paid time off for pregnancy, childbirth...

Education - October 16 2017 | 10-13-2017

California Vetoes AB 1399 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoes AB 1399 , which would have required the state Department on Teacher Credentialing to develop program standards on teaching the subject of genocide and human rights. Brown said such programs...

Education - October 9 2017 | 10-06-2017

California Signs AB 1178 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs AB 1178 , which will require colleges to send students personalized reports detailing their cumulative loan amounts and the percentage of federal borrowing limits they have reached (LOS...

Education - October 2 2017 | 09-29-2017

California Signs SB 557 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs SB 557 , which allows Golden State schools to donate their cafeteria food leftovers to local food banks and charities (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET).

Education - September 18 2017 | 09-15-2017

California Assembly Gives Final Approval The CALIFORNIA Assembly gives final approval to a bill making the first year of community college free for in-state students going full time. The measure ( AB 19 ) now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) (ASSOCIATED...

Education - September 11 2017 | 09-08-2017

California Approves AB 10 The CALIFORNIA Senate unanimously approves AB 10 , which would require schools where 40 percent of the kids meet the federal poverty threshold to provide free feminine hygiene products to female students. The bill, which would...

Education - August 14 2017 | 08-11-2017

California Signs AB 990 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs AB 990 , which requires the California State University system to post estimates of the specific cost of off campus housing for students. Many universities estimate the cost of living off...

Education - June 5 2017 | 06-02-2017

California Approves AB 406 The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 406 , which would ban for-profit companies from owning or managing charter schools in the Golden State. It moves to the Senate (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET). Nevada Signs AB 64 NEVADA Gov...

Education - May 15 2017 | 05-12-2017

Texas Approves Senate Bill 7 The TEXAS House approves Senate Bill 7 , which would require principals and superintendents to report teachers having inappropriate relationships with students or face a state jail felony or a fine of up to $10,000. It...

Education - October 3 2016 | 09-30-2016

California Vetoes AB 1594 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoes AB 1594 , which would have barred all tobacco and e-cigarette products from California State University and community college campuses. Brown said colleges are capable of making their...

Education - September 19 2016 | 09-16-2016

Education in California The CALIFORNIA Board of Education officially adopts a school evaluation policy that rates schools by multiple factors, including academics, graduation rates, college preparedness and the rates at which non-native speakers are...

Education - September 5 2016 | 09-02-2016

Education in California The CALIFORNIA Supreme Court declines to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling ( Vergara v. California ) that rejected a challenge to the Golden State’s teacher dismissal, tenure and layoff laws (EDSOURCE).

Education - August 22 2016 | 08-19-2016

California Approves SB 1257 The CALIFORNIA Senate gives final approval to SB 1257 , which would require Golden State law students to perform a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono legal work before being allowed to take the bar exam. The measure moves to...

Education - August 1 2016 | 07-29-2016

Health in California The CALIFORNIA State Board of Education approves a new history and social sciences curriculum that includes new instruction on topics like financial literacy; voter education; genocide; and the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual...

Education - June 6 2016 | 06-03-2016

CA Rejects SB 1457 The CALIFORNIA Senate rejects SB 1457 , which would have allowed Golden State students to take unlimited time off from school and still obtain two elective credits for private religious or moral training (SACRAMENTO BEE). VA Gov...

Education - May 2 2016 | 04-29-2016

CA Approves AB 1594 The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 1594 , which would bar the use of standard and electronic cigarettes on California State University and community college campuses. It moves to the Senate (SACRAMENTO BEE). MD Gov Signs SB...

Education - October 19 2015 | 10-16-2015

Education in CA CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoes AB 967, a bill that would have required public and private colleges and universities to adopt uniform processes for handling sexual assault cases, to report how many cases are received and subsequently...

Education - October 12 2015 | 10-09-2015

CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs SB 329, which would require that high school students take sex education classes unless their parents specifically request for them to be exempted. Also in CALIFORNIA , Gov. Brown signs SB 695, which requires school...

Education - October 5 2015 | 10-02-2015

LA Signs Common Core Bills LOUISIANA Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signs a trio of bills related to common Core: HB 373, which requires public hearings to discuss Common Core standards in the state’s six congressional districts; SB 43, which adds legislative...

Education - September 21 2015 | 09-18-2015

School of origin CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signs SB 445, which requires a local educational agency serving a homeless child to allow the homeless child to continue his or her education in the school of origin through the duration of the homelessness...

Education - September 14 2015 | 09-10-2015

CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoes SB 110, which would have made it a crime to threaten violence against someone on school grounds. Brown also vetoes SB 456, which would have made it a crime to threaten to fire a gun on school property. Brown said...

Education - September 7 2015 | 09-04-2015

CA Signs SB 725 & Approves AB 721 CALIFORNIA Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 725, which suspends for the class of 2015 a state requirement that all graduating students take the high school exit exam. State education officials cancelled the test earlier...

Education - July 20 2015 | 07-17-2015

CA Approves SB 200 The CALIFORNIA Assembly unanimously approves SB 200, which would allow the children of live-in working parents to attend school in the district where those parents work. It moves to Gov. Jerry Brown (D) for consideration (LEXISNEXIS...

Education - June 8 2015 | 06-05-2015

CA Assembly Approves AB 949 & Endorses AB 288 The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 949, which would make competitive cheerleading an official interscholastic sport. It moves to the Senate (LEXISNEXIS STATE NET). Also in CALIFORNIA , the Assembly...

Education - May 11 2015 | 05-08-2015

CA Assembly Approves AB 30 The CALIFORNIA Assembly approves AB 30, which would bar Golden State schools from using the nickname “Redskins” after the 2016 school year. It moves to the Senate (LEXINEXIS STATE NET). NV Approves SB 504 ...