Politics & Education

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  • Wave of new bills aim to reduce CA suspension rates

    (Calif.) Students at risk of being suspended from school will undergo a more transparent disciplinary process according to authors of a trio of bills introduced in both the California Senate and Assembly.

  • Bill would soften cap on district reserves

    (Calif.) Two Bay Area lawmakers are once again attempting to find a compromise over a controversial cap on the amount of money school districts can keep in reserve.

  • Bill would provide big tax breaks to teachers

    (Calif.) In an effort reduce the growing teacher shortage and improve retention rates, a bill pending before lawmakers would exclude certified classroom instructors from paying state income taxes after five years of service.

  • Final adjustment on evaluation dashboard

    (Calif.) Staring at a deadline sometime this month for giving the public its first access to a web-based delivery of a host of new school and student performance indicators, officials at the California Department of Education will likely be putting in some overtime.

  • Federal suit calls history curriculum anti-Hindu

    (Calif.) This week the state board of education will go into closed session to consider a federal civil rights suit filed by followers of Hinduism who claim new history and social science content standards are discriminatory.