Governor Newsom Announces $20 Billion in School Spending with Hope of Transforming Schools into Gateways to Equity & Opportunity

Governor Newsom Announces $20 Billion in School Spending with Hope of Transforming Schools into Gateways to Equity & Opportunity

Castroville, CA…Today, Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled another component of his $100 billion California Comeback Plan: transforming California public schools into gateways of equity and opportunity. Governor Newsom’s plan represents the highest level of state school funding in California history, investing an additional $20 billion to support the potential of every California student and make the […]

California Educators Kick Off May With Celebrations Honoring Teachers, Education Support Professionals, and School Nurses

California Educators Kick Off May With Celebrations Honoring Teachers, Education Support Professionals, and School Nurses

Burlingame, CA…The California Teachers Association (CTA) is proud to kick off May with a monthlong celebration honoring teachers, education support professionals (ESPs), and school nurses. This week, CTA starts off with National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day (May 4), to honor all educators who have gone above and beyond the call of duty […]

Gene Changes Might Explain Long-Haul COVID-19 Symptoms as Airway Cells Exhibit Changes in Gene Expression

Gene Changes Might Explain Long-Haul COVID-19 Symptoms as Airway Cells Exhibit Changes in Gene Expression

Lubbock, TX…Results from a new cell study suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can bring about long-term gene expression changes. The findings could help explain why some COVID-19 patients — referred to as COVID long-haulers — experience symptoms such as shortness of breath and dizziness long after clearing the infection. Research team members included undergraduate […]

UC System Proposes Covid Vaccine Mandates with Some Exceptions Allowed as Students Return to Campuses

UC System Proposes Covid Vaccine Mandates with Some Exceptions Allowed as Students Return to Campuses

Oakland, CA…The University of California today (April 22) shared the details of a proposed policy on COVID-19 vaccination as part of its engagement with its community as it joins the California State University in supporting immunizations as part of an expected return of students, faculty, academic appointees and staff to in-person instruction across the state this fall. […]

California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

California’s Largest Teachers Union Wins Subsidized Child Care Ahead of Reopening

Los Angeles, CA…The United Teachers of Los Angeles, California’s largest teachers union, raised eyebrows last summer when it released a report detailing its demanded conditions for a safe reopening of schools. This document went far beyond requesting social distancing plans and personal protective equipment to an agenda that included passing Medicare for All at the federal […]

Governor Newsom and State Superintendent Thurmond on Deployment of Up to 3 Million Free Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests to Help High-Needs Schools Safely Reopen Classrooms

Governor Newsom and State Superintendent Thurmond on Deployment of Up to 3 Million Free Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Tests to Help High-Needs Schools Safely Reopen Classrooms

Sacramento, CA… Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced last Thursday of a partnership between the California COVID-19 Testing Task Force and the California Department of Education to deploy up to 3 million rapid COVID-19 antigen tests at no cost to support the safe return to in-person learning for staff […]

Women’s History Month: March 2021

Women’s History Month: March 2021

Washington, DC… National Women’s History Month traces its roots to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City. More than seven decades later, Congress in 1981 established National […]

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Governor Newsom Signs $6.6 Billion Package to Return Kids to the Classroom and Bolster Student Supports

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today signed a $6.6 billion package to accelerate the safe return to in-person instruction across California and empower schools to immediately expand academic, mental health and social-emotional supports, including over the summer. The package was passed by the Legislature with overwhelming, bipartisan support after it was announced earlier this week. Governor Newsom […]

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