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Inglewood Unified School District: The Canary in the Coal Mine
December 5, 2019
According to the California Education Code, all California school districts will have to submit a first interim budget report by December 15. ... read more »
California Leaders, Activists Praise Kamala Harris’ “Reform First” Criminal Justice Plan
September 27, 2019
Other policies in the plan to overhaul the country’s criminal justice system include introducing a national standard for police use of force; providing incentives for states to get rid of mandatory minimums; equalizing sentencing for possession and distribution of crack and cocaine; mandating prisons to offer educational courses, vocational training as well as mental health and addiction treatment. Harris also wants to end federal laws that prohibit formerly incarcerated people from accessing housing, loans, food stamps and other public services. ... read more »
What’s Next for California’s Charter Schools? Much Awaited Task Force Report Is Heavy on Advice – But Falls Short on Data
June 13, 2019
In February, Gov. Newsom asked Tony Thurmond, Superintendent of Public Instruction, to set up a task force charged with looking at the impact public charter school funding has on district-run public school finances.  ... read more »
Black Legislator Under Fire for Legislation Capping Charter Schools
March 28, 2019
About 6,000 supporters showed up at the state Capitol in Sacramento recently to rally against four pieces of unfriendly charter school legislation, one co-sponsored by McCarty. If passed, school choice advocates say the bills could curb the growth of charter schools in California. They also fear the proposals could begin the dismantling of the existing 1,323 taxpayer-funded independent schools in the state. ... read more »
Two African Americans Sworn-in to Top State Posts
January 11, 2019
Aligned with the new governor of the state of California’s vision, two African Americans who were recently sworn-in to their elected seats both said they are also committed to making bold and progressive changes. ... read more »
The African American Appointments For 2018
December 27, 2018
Here is a list of the African American appointments for the year of 2018 ... read more »
Thurmond Wins Historic Race For CA Superintendent Of Public Instruction
November 22, 2018
Pledges to be a champion of public schools and a Superintendent for all California students ... read more »
Thurmond Wins Historic Race for CA Superintendent of Public Instruction
November 17, 2018
Pledges to be a champion of public schools and a Superintendent for all California students Assemblymember Tony Thurmond is the projected winner of the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction election. ... read more »
African Americans Win Throughout California 
November 8, 2018
Dems took over the House, but not the Senate. California has a new governor, according to LA vote, as of press time, Tony Thurmond will lead public instruction and rent control laws will remain as they are:  just some of the highlights of the country’s midterm election November 6. ... read more »
Thurmond Plans to Bring California Schools Back to the Top 
October 18, 2018
Thurmond is running for State Superintendent for Public Instruction because he believes that every child should get the education they need to realize their potential. ... read more »
Congresswoman Lee Joins CA NAACP Pres. In Growing Call Against Billionaire Donor Supporting Marshall Tuck
May 31, 2018
Congresswoman Barbara Lee today joined African American leaders in criticizing billionaire political donor Bill Bloomfield for using President Obama’s image in a mail piece ... read more »
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