Readership project debuts with training for teachers in five districts

Last summer, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced that the California Department of Education (CDE) would provide two $500,000 grants to address the statewide trend that shows more than 50% of K-12 students do not meet the standard for English Language Arts on state assessment tests. The grants were awarded to county offices […]

McCarthy celebrates start of construction to enlarge Success Reservoir

Today, Congressman Kevin McCarthy applauded the groundbreaking of the Success Reservoir Enlargement Project, a project over 15 years in the making: “The groundbreaking of the Success Reservoir Enlargement Project marks the beginning of the final step in this critical infrastructure project that started over 15 years ago. Once completed, the raised spillway at Schafer Dam will increase […]

Suicide Prevention Audit reveals urgent need to better help California’s youth

The California State Auditor Elaine M. Howle, has released a detailed ​audit report​ on Youth Suicide Prevention. Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield), Chair of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, requested this audit following increases in youth suicide throughout California. The State Auditor’s report identified a lack of funding for mental health professionals at schools and found […]

CalChamber Takes Position on Prop. 16, Prop. 23

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has taken the following positions on two upcoming ballot measures: SUPPORT: Proposition 16 Placed on the November 3, 2020 ballot by legislative measure ACA 5 (Weber; D-San Diego), Proposition 16 repeals Section 31 of Article 1 of the California Constitution, which establishes a prohibition on state and […]