Tulare releases independent Nunley investigation through records request

The Tulare City Council has rejected Councilman Greg Nunley’s demand for a public apology and a $16.5 million compensation package for alleged damage to his reputation and income; and, meanwhile, an independent investigation of Nunley’s treatment of city employees has been released, finding the councilman threatened to have city hall staff members fired. According to […]

Community colleges will soon shift away from placement tests

A 2017 bill is expected to be widely implemented this fall across all California community colleges. Assembly Bill 705 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on October 13, 2017. The law prohibits California community colleges from using placement tests to determine eligibility for prerequisite courses. “We should see a reduction in ‘time to […]

Dems Kill Legislation that Would Help Independent Contractors

From the office of State Senator Shannon Grove SACRAMENTO – Today, California State Senate Republicans rallied with independent contractors in support of Senate Bill 238. This proposed legislation would have allowed hardworking Californians who are independent contractors to continue with their employment choice. SB 238 would have conformed California’s test for employment with an existing federal standard. […]

Dems Kill Legislation that Would Help Independent Contractors

Press release from the office of State Senator Shannon Grove SACRAMENTO – Today, California State Senate Republicans rallied with independent contractors in support of Senate Bill 238. This proposed legislation would have allowed hardworking Californians who are independent contractors to continue with their employment choice. SB 238 would have conformed California’s test for employment with an existing […]

New behavior policies take hold at Visalia Unified

A new ideology of behavior reform is taking hold in Visalia schools and the district is experiencing minor success. Beliefs behind Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) are not new. According to the PBIS informational website, Congress amended the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1997 and included the framework for the structure that would […]