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The 100,000-plus number of rejected mail ballots in California’s March primary is a helpful warning in a system with a few growing pains, not a sign of fraud.
California has based public school funding on a per pupil policy but a new law changes that and it will harm schools in growing communities.
Assembly Bill 1720 will help the state move forward building clean energy storage and create jobs through infrastructure projects.
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Legislation to abolish California’s test of would-be teachers’ ability to teach reading should be deferred in this pandemic-shortened session.
Distance learning will never be as good as in-person learning, but we can do a lot better. New research provides key lessons for how to ensure high-quality educational opportunities.
Return of the California condor to Sequoia National Park signals another Endangered Species Act success
The survival of the California condor is a testament to the Endangered Species Act, which has prevented the extinction of 99% of species under its protection.
We need to destigmatize and normalize discussing, seeking and obtaining mental health treatment for the well-being of every individual and family system.
The United States needs to develop a plan to increase homeownership rates for everyone, especially communities of color, who have been left behind for years.
Our international students have paid tuition, signed housing leases and registered for classes; and now they have to get on the next plane home.
The Elevate Justice Act would raise the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 19, producing effective changes for youth in the adult justice system.
We need the redistricting commission to combat gerrymandering and to fairly draw boundaries so diverse communities can elect candidates of their choice.