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Governor Brown Formally Opposes School Bond Yesterday

In a legislative hearing yesterday, the Department of Finance announced the Governor’s official opposition to putting a school bond on the November ballot.  The bill, AB 2235, carried by Assembly Member Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo), was sent to the Senate Appropriations Suspense File during yesterday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing. This announcement has
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CDE – E-rate Modernization Email Brief

On July 11, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the first of what is likely to be several E-rate modernization orders. The Order (the legal and technical information regarding proposed changes) and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (public notice issued by law when an agency wishes to add, remove, or
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Senate Education Committee Actions

On Wednesday, the Senate Education Committee heard over forty bills in relative quick fashion. Today is the deadline for all policy bills to be acted upon by policy committees in both houses. Bills that failed to move out of policy committees by today are effectively dead. Most of the measures passed
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Senate Education Acts on Education Bills

It is that time during the legislative year when we want to start bringing popcorn to committee hearings because things get pretty interesting. A lot of the political theater and drama is associated with the fact that the committees are holding hearings on bills authored by members from the opposite
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State Controller’s Race Still In Flux

The 2014 Primary Election is almost three weeks behind us, and the top-two results in most races were known before election night was over; however, that is not the case with one statewide race that has some importance for K-12 education.  We have been watching over the last three weeks
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SSDA Update – 2014-15 May Revision

The May Revision had many losers and only a few winners. In general, the winners were MediCal, educator pensions in CalSTRS, and the rainy day fund. The losers in general were the advocates for program expansions or restorations. This situation is partially created by the administration’s belief that there will
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