State Senators Supporting Major Higher Education Legisaltion – SB 1050

Media Advisory*

State Senators to Announce Major Higher Education Legislation to Strengthen College Readiness for Low-Income Students

San Gabriel High School — Friday at 10:00 a.m.

At a press conference in San Gabriel Friday morning, members of the state Senate will announce the introduction SB 1050, a measure to boost college admissions for low-income students by incentivizing K-12 school districts and charter schools to provide access to more rigorous college-readiness coursework. SB 1050 seeks to establish a stronger pipeline from K-12 high schools, particularly those that enroll 75 percent or more low-income, English learner, and foster youth, to the University of California.  SB 1050 is the result of an engagement process with higher education stakeholders and community-based organizations.

WHEN: 10 a.m., Friday, April 8th

VISUAL: Diverse group of students on bleachers, 2 student speakers

WHO: Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León; Senators Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), Ricardo Lara (De-Bell Gardens) and Richard Pan (D-Sacramento); LAUSD Superintendent Michelle King; Mike Eng, Los Angeles Community College Board Trustee; Jay Chen, Mt. San Antonio College Board Trustee; Linda Wah, Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees President; Jason Pu, City of San Gabriel Councilmember; Debbie Stone, San Gabriel High School Principal; Michele Siqueiros, Campaign for College Opportunity; and Stewart Kwoh, Founding President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA.

WHAT: Press conference announcing major higher education legislation, SB 1050

WHERE: Main Gym, San Gabriel High School, 801 South Ramona Street, San Gabriel, CA 91776

RSVP: Email Claire.Conlon@sen.ca.gov for parking info & directions

BACKGROUND: As part of the 2016 Budget process, the California State Senate fought to provide additional enrollment slots for California students at the California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC). As a result, last year’s budget provided funding for more than 15,000 additional enrollment slots at the California State University (10,400) and the University of California (5,000). 

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