Following a piece of legislation is important for advocacy: accessing its text, seeing changes that have been made, understanding where it is in the committee process, etc., all help advocates how what is going on, when to advocate and to whom.
California makes it easy for you to track legislation. … Continue reading
The Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center in Eureka offers before and afterschool services to homeless children, including assistance with homework, activities and tutoring. The program is looking for volunteers who can commit to at least one … Continue reading
The California Legislative Analyst’s Office has released a new report titled, “Restructuring California’s Child Care and Development System.” The report describes the many flaws and inconsistencies in the current system and urges the Legislature to redesign the system to better serve California’s needs and goals.
Their roadmap to a … Continue reading
Since we just talked about bullying policy, I thought you might be interested in a free webinar on bullying and policy, sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The conference is being held in Washington, D.C., but is open to the public and being shared via the … Continue reading
The Legislative Analyst’s Office has released its evaluation of the Governor’s budget for state funded preschool and child care. Essentially, the LAO argues that it believes the administration is a little off in its estimates, resulting in the Governor underestimating costs. The LAO points to updated figures which will … Continue reading
Shandy Galbraith Forrest Hale Shawnte Anderhalt Eliza Luna Dennis N .Lopez Policy Institute Analysis: Center on Budgets & Priorities Location : Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 820 First Street, NE, Suite 510 Washington, DC 20002 Source of Funding: Some supporters of the foundation are the following: Annie E. Casey Foundation ,in which the foundations’s […] Continue reading
The Legislative Analyst’s Office just released their analysis of the Governor’s budget proposal as it relates to Prop 98 and school funding. Here’s their quick summary of the report, “This report analyzes the Governor’s 2014-15 Proposition 98 budget proposals. The Governor’s 2014-15 budget includes $11.8 billion in Proposition 98 … Continue reading
Are you confused about the new way that K-12 funding is allocated in California? It is a significant change from previous policy. EdSource has created an amazing and comprehensive resource to explain the funding. You can see a timeline of educational funding in California, see how your district’s funding … Continue reading