EdSource: 12 Education Bills to Watch

Wondering which education bills you should be monitoring? EdSource’s John Fensterwald has put out an excellent list of legislation moving forward in Sacramento. It includes:

  • A bill for later school start times (SB 328)
  • A crackdown on vaccine loopholes (SB 276)
  • A bill to raise the level of base funding under the Local Control Funding Formula (AB 39)
  • A $13 billion school facilities bond measure for the 2020 ballot (AB 48)
  • A new ethnic studies requirement (AB 331)
  • New educator maternity leave requirements (AB 500)
  • A number of bills affecting charter schools (AB 1505, AB 1507, and AB 967)
  • Optional SAT/ACT testing in the 11th grade (AB 751)
  • Additional mental health services in schools (AB 8)
  • A crackdown on the hiring of inexperienced teachers through third-party contractors for low-income schools (AB 221)

All of these bills have passed one branch of the Legislature and would need to receive a signature or veto from the governor by Oct. 13.

For a breakdown, including bill summaries and status, visit EdSource



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