Invitation: June 15 College for All Workshop on Top Education bills the College for All Coalition is supporting

This is to let members of the Latino and Latina Roundtable know that the College for All will be holding a training on key educational bills (see below) this Saturday, June 15 from 10 A. M. – 2 PM at the the Solidarity Center at the Village (1460 E. Holt Ave. in Pomona — Entrance #3 – Room 6).  Although representatives from LRT have been chosen to go to Sacramento on June 19th and 20th, we are inviting LRT members who might be interested in the training.  If you are interested, please respond to this e-mail and let me know that you will be attending so that we are sure to have enough food for everyone at lunch time.  We will have the NAACP representatives and some representatives from Coachella who will join us.

Jose Zapata Calderon
Emeritus Professor of Sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies
1050 North Mills Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711-6101
(909) 952-1640
 Jose_Calderon@pitzer.edu
Website:  www.josezcalderon.com

2019 Legislative Priorities

– Top 8 Bills: Recommendations from Legislative Subcommittee

SB
493
Gender
Equity in Education: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
Jackson SB
493 would ensure that institutions of higher education (IHEs) have adequate processes in place to prevent and appropriately respond to sexual harassment, violence, and assault.
AB
1012
Bilingualism
for All Act
Reyes AB
1012 makes critical investments in bilingual education, beginning in early childhood and continuing through high school graduation
AB
1617
Pupil
instruction: high school graduation requirements: financial aid applications.
Reyes would
require all 12th grade students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance or the California Dream Act Application to graduate from high school
AB
1623
Teaching
credential: teacher recruitment: Golden State Teacher Grant Program
R.
Rivas
would
create the Golden State Teacher Incentive Grant program to encourage credential candidates to teach in a shortage area.
SB
3
Office
of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance.
Allen
and Glazer
would
establish the Office of Higher Education Coordination, Accountability, and Performance.
AB
130
Postsecondary
education: Higher Education Performance and Accountability Commission
Low
and Eggman
The
bill would authorize the office commission to require the governing boards and institutions of public postsecondary education to submit data to the office commission on plans and programs, costs, selection and retention of students, enrollments, plant capacities,
and other matters pertinent to effective planning, policy development, and articulation and coordination.
AB
540
Postsecondary
education: student financial aid: Cal Grant B Service Incentive Grant Program
Limon creates
a “service-incentive grant” program that allows AB 540/undocumented students to complete a set number of community/campus services hours per quarter or semester in order to receive a financial aid grant.
AB
1645
Student
support services: Dreamer Resource Liaisons
Rubio
and Reyes
requires
that each California college and university designate a Dreamer Resource Liaison on campus that is knowledgeable about the resources and programs available to support undocumented students.
SB
419
Reducing
Suspensions for Minor Incidents
Skinner This
bill with eliminate defiance/disruption suspensions for students in grades 4-8, and eliminate defiance/disruption suspensions for students in grades 9-12 until January 1, 2025.
AB
331
Pupil instruction:
high school graduation requirements: ethnic studies.
Medina,
Bloom, Bonta, Gonzalez, Ramos, and Weber
This bill
would expressly include pupils enrolled in a charter school, as being subject to the high school graduation requirements. The bill would add the completion of a one-semester course in ethnic studies based on the model curriculum in ethnic studies developed
by the Instructional Quality Commission, to the high school graduation requirements commencing with the 2024–25 school year. The bill would authorize local educational agencies, including charter schools, to require a full-year course in ethnic studies at
their discretion, as specified.

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