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CSLNet Supports Assembly Bill 2319

On April 9, 2014 the Assembly Education Committee will hold a hearing on AB2319 sponsored by Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, regarding supplemental support for education. Your voice is needed to ensure this important legislation moves forward and that the Committee understands how important STEM education is as part of this legislation and to the future of our students and state. Click here to view our letter of support.

 

Understanding Local Control Funding

Beginning July 1, 2013, the state of California changed the funding formula for public education – requiring school districts to develop their own Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  The LCAP is a plan that aligns the district’s educational goals with financial resources.  Wondering how it should all work?  Watch this webinar from Children Now.

Smarter Balanced Field Test Overview

A video that provides an overview of the Smarter Balanced Field Test is now available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrG3S-TDcJo. The purpose of this nine-minute video is to provide an overview of the spring 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test. The primary audiences for the video are teachers, administrators, school board members, and other educators responsible for test administration. Resources for use with students and parents are referenced in the video.

Federal Spending on Science, Already Down, Would Remain Tight

The Obama administration, constrained by spending caps imposed by Congress, suggested on Tuesday a federal budget for 2015 that would mean another year of cuts in the government’s spending on basic scientific research. The budget of the National Institutes of Health, the largest provider of basic research money to universities, would be $30.4-billion, an increase of just $200-million from the current year. After accounting for inflation, that would be a cut of about 1 percent. Chronicle of Higher Education