Tag Archive for Education

California denied new education funds: Torlakson response

According to today’s LA Times, “California was disqualified Thursday from receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in school reform funds when federal education leaders announced that 15 other states and Washington, D.C., are in the running for billions in federal grants. The money at stake is the first round of $4.35 billion that the Obama…

‘Start the Day for Students’ Day of Action

In a groundswell of protests against devastating budget cuts to neighborhood schools and other critical services, California’s teachers, administrators, school employees, parents and students will join a statewide “Day of Action” on Thursday, March 4, to stop the governor and Legislature from cutting billions more from a public school system already reeling from $17 billion in cuts over the past two years – and to tell lawmakers it’s time to close corporate tax loopholes.

UPDATE: Assemblyman Applauds State’s Schools Chief For Releasing QEIA Education Funds

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Jose Solorio’s (D-Anaheim) call to California’s Superintendent of Schools Jack O’Connell to release Quality Education Investment Act (QEIA) funds immediately apparently has paid off. Sources confirm that the allocated funds to California’s lowest performing schools will begin to roll out this week. “In a recent letter to the superintendent, I made…

Obama’s State of the Union

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiaUdzsgvq0&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Here’s where you can read the entire transcript of the speech.  I found it fascinating to watch so many Congressman and Senators from the GOP on their Blackberries or iPhones during the speech, and the video above captures John McCain mouthing the words “Blame it on Bush.”  That would be an accurate statement Senator.…

Not much of a Race To The Top for Orange County schools.

The Orange County Register reports that Most O.C. districts say no to Race To The Top Reforms. As few as nine Orange County school districts have committed to implement sweeping reforms championed under President Obama’s federal Race to the Top grant program for schools, leaving up to 19 ineligible to receive the potentially millions of federal stimulus dollars that California is seeking.

Make 2010 the Year of the Fox in CA AD-70

With voters in NY23 rejecting a hard right wing idealogue, perhaps voters in AD-70 can do the same next year and cast a ballot for Melissa Fox against two hard core right wingers who desire to out-conservative each other. A Right-Wing Extremist or Melissa Fox? In November of 2008, voters in our district chose Obama,…