Amidst Widespread Risk Level, Amador Educators Fighting for School Safety

Amidst Widespread Risk Level, Amador Educators Fighting for School Safety

Amador County, CA… Scott Hunkins, President of the Amador County Teachers Association (ACTA), with the support of the classified unit led by Theresa Cramer, released the following statement on behalf of ACTA educators after hearing the Amador County Health Officer, Dr. Kerr, inform the Amador County Board of Supervisors that case rates are becoming more […]

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Teachers Union Says Legislative Funding Proposal Takes a Pass on Opportunity to Right Decades of Wrongs, Ongoing Racial, Health and Economic Injustice

Sacramento, CA…The California Teachers Association reinforces its call for much-needed increased funding for schools and communities by eliminating corporate tax credits and adopting tax hikes on California’s wealthiest billionaires and millionaires. The COVID-19 pandemic crisis is deepening the impact of racial, health and economic injustices in every corner of the state. CTA calls on lawmakers […]

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

President Trump at 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

West Point, NY…Thank you, General, and hello cadets. On behalf of our entire nation, let me say congratulations to the incredible West Point Class of 2020. Congratulations. Everyone have a good time, enjoy yourselves, because we are here to celebrate your achievements, and great achievements they are. Let us also recognize your remarkable Superintendent, General […]

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents & Administrators Call for June Solution to the Budget Shortfall to Ensure Schools Safely Open This Fall

Educators, Classified Personnel, Parents & Administrators Call for June Solution to the Budget Shortfall to Ensure Schools Safely Open This Fall

Sacramento, CA…Today, the Education Coalition, comprised of the nine statewide K-12 education associations that work closely to advocate for the six million students in California’s public schools and colleges, urged California’s lawmakers to adopt a funding solution to the COVID-19-related budget crisis in the June budget. The group said that without adequate funding, schools cannot […]

AFSCME 3299 Reacts to COVID 19 Death of Member, UCSC Employee

AFSCME 3299 Reacts to COVID 19 Death of Member, UCSC Employee

Santa Cruz, CA…The University of California’s largest employee union has announced the first known fatality amongst its membership due to Coronavirus. Local 3299 received word this morning that one of its members—a campus shuttle driver at UC Santa Cruz who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 last week, succumbed this morning to complications from the disease […]

Governor Newsom Announces Agreement Between Teachers, Classified Employees and School System Management to Support Student Instruction During COVID-19 Outbreak

Governor Newsom Announces Agreement Between Teachers, Classified Employees and School System Management to Support Student Instruction During COVID-19 Outbreak

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom today announced a major agreement between teachers, classified employees, school boards, superintendents, and principals to work together to provide distance learning to California’s students as a result of school closures due to mitigation efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak. The agreement means more kids will be able to get school resources, such […]

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond on 2019-20 School Year Amid Current School Safety Concerns

State Superintendent Tony Thurmond on 2019-20 School Year Amid Current School Safety Concerns

Sacramento, CA…State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond released a statement Tuesday regarding the 2019-20 school year. “Due to the current safety concerns and needs for ongoing social distancing, it currently appears that our students will not be able to return to school campuses before the end of the school year. In order to allow […]

MIT-Based Team Works on Rapid Deployment of Open-Source, Low-Cost Ventilator

MIT-Based Team Works on Rapid Deployment of Open-Source, Low-Cost Ventilator

Cambridge, MA…One of the most pressing shortages facing hospitals during the Covid-19 emergency is a lack of ventilators. These machines can keep patients breathing when they no longer can on their own, and they can cost around $30,000 each. Now, a rapidly assembled volunteer team of engineers, physicians, computer scientists, and others, centered at MIT, […]

California Releases New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools

California Releases New COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools

Sacramento, CA…Today, California education and health officials released new guidance for K-12 schools to help education leaders meet the needs of all students affected by school closures, with an emphasis on assisting low-income children and those with disabilities. This guidance follows Governor Gavin Newsom’s March 13 Executive Order, which ensured that schools continue to receive funding and outlined […]

Newsom Signs Order Ensuring Funding for Schools Even in Event of Physical Closure

Newsom Signs Order Ensuring Funding for Schools Even in Event of Physical Closure

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order ensuring California public school districts retain state funding even in the event of physical closure. The order directs school districts to use those state dollars to fund distance learning and high quality educational opportunities, provide school meals and, as practicable, arrange for the supervision for students during […]

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