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January 25, 2013

State Policy Report Card: Is America failing its students?

Posted on January 25, 2013 By John Benson Education

Failing grades are what two-thirds of the nation received in the recently released State Policy Report Card.

The scathing report is the first of its kind from StudentsFirst, which is a bipartisan, grassroots organization focused around three pillars – empowering parents, fiscal responsibility and teacher empowerment. In fact, those pillars act as the criteria of State Policy Report Card.

January 24, 2013

Brown llama a no gastar
Prioridades para 2013: Disciplina fiscal, educación, reforma de salud y empleos
POR: Araceli Martinez Ortega / | 

January 24, 2013

El gobernador Jerry Brown presenta hoy el 'estado del Estado'
POR: Araceli Martínez Ortega —  |     01/24/2013  |  La Opinión

SACRAMENTO.— Una estricta disciplina fiscal, la puesta en marcha de la reforma de salud, la educación y acabar con el contro federal sobre la salud de las prisiones podrían ser algunos de los planes principales del gobernador Jerry Brown para su tercer año de gobierno.

January 23, 2013

California advocates believe this is the year for immigrant driver's licenses
By Jim Sanders
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Two months after President Bill Clinton was acquitted of impeachment charges in the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal, a fight began in California to grant driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants.

Fourteen years later, proponents have pushed bills unsuccessfully year after year – at least seven different times. But a changing political climate gives this year's measure a fighting chance to become state law, supporters say.

January 22, 2013

Councilmembers, Senator Visited Golden Sands Hotel to Urge Compliance With Measure N


January 16, 2013

California's budget battle

Vida en el Valle

SACRAMENTO Students and parents worried about additional tuition hikes and slashes K-12 schools can finally take a breath of fresh air.

Last Monday, Gov. Jerry Brown assured Californians that the state's 2013-14 budget will involve investments -- not cuts -- to both K-12 and higher education. The new shift in direction and priority for the governor came as he outlined details of the 2013-2014 budget at a press conference Monday at the state Capitol.

January 12, 2013

See/Hear Start Of 6th Annual MLK/Peace Week Activities With Candlelight Peace March; Events Culminate With MLK-Day Parade Sat. Jan. 19

January 10, 2013

Rapid Response Roundup: Jerry Brown's proposed budget

It didn't take long for California's lawmakers, officials and advocates to start issuing statements responding to the budget proposal that Gov. Jerry Brown released this morning.

You'll find them after the jump. We'll be adding statements as they come in.

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento:

January 05, 2013

LGBT Victories: “Breathtaking Leap Forward”
Reflections On | Carl Matthes |

The fight for equality by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Americans has been bolstered by astonishing victories in America’s 2012 elections. “This wasn’t incremental progress. This was a breathtaking leap forward,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, the nation’s largest LGBT political action committee.

December 25, 2012

Ricardo Lara's Young Senator program offers learning opportunity for area students
By Eric Bradley, Staff Writer