Would eliminate second-grade tests in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program effective July 1, 2010.
Bill #SB 800 Status: Senate Education; 2-year bill
Would establish a single-payer health insurance system in California. (Co-sponsored bill)
Bill #SB 810 Status: Senate Appropriations; 2-year bill
Would limit the extent to which immigration raids disrupt students' education.
Bill #AB 132 Status: Senate Floor
CONSEQUENCES OF DROPPING OUTBlock
Would encourage schools to provide at-risk students with a "consequences of dropping out" notice developed by the CDE. (Co-sponsored bill)
Bill #AB 374 Status: To governor for signature
COMMUNITY COLLEGE FUNDINGFurutani
Would provide for a permanent backfill of shortfalls in property taxes to California Community Colleges.
Bill #AB 551 Status: Assembly Appropriations; 2-year bill
50% LAW COMPLIANCETorlakson
Would require the California Community Colleges chancellor's office to conduct annual random audits to ensure district compliance with existing law that requires 50 percent of education dollars to be spent on instructors' salaries.
Bill #AB 581 Status: Assembly Appropriations; 2-year bill
75/25 FACULTY RATIO COMPLIANCEHill
Would ensure full compliance with law that mandates 75 percent of instruction be performed by full-time faculty in California Community Colleges within three years of passage.
Bill #AB 1095 Status: Assembly Appropriations; 2-year bill