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Assemblymember Susan Bonilla Commends Student Rally, Encourages Support for Middle Class Scholarship
SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) commends Monday’s “Fund Our Future” rally and the students who showed strong leadership and commitment in supporting higher education in California. Assemblymember Bonilla, a former teacher who is Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, also notes that the subcommittee just rejected cuts to the CalGrant program for lower-income students this week and advocates for the Middle Class Scholarship Act, which she co-authors. Bonilla also encourages those who support higher education in the state to visit MiddleClassScholarship.com and share their own stories of paying for college.
Click onto the following link for the English language MP3 file. The running time is 2:21.
Click onto the following link for the Spanish language MP3 file. The running time is 4:21
Assemblywoman Bonilla Backs Plan For Affordable Higher Education
Speaker Pérez and Assembly Democrats unveil plan to cut college fees for middle class Californians.
Concord, CA – Assembly Speaker John Pérez (D-Los Angeles) introduced legislation today that would bring in approximately $1 billion in new revenue though a fix in the single sales factor formula, closing the loophole for out of state corporations. The revenue would be put back in the pockets of middle class families by providing the “Middle Class Scholarship” that cuts student fees by 2/3 for CSU and UC students for families earning less than $150,000, and by making community colleges more affordable.
Assemblymember Bonilla Ready to Roll Up Sleeves and Work With the Governor
(Sacramento) – The Governor’s State of the State Address was a tough, but fair place to start getting California’s budget in order. California State Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) was proud of the Governor’s courage to ask all citizens to be part of the solution. Assemblymember Bonilla says she wants to start immediately addressing the state’s $9.1 billion deficit, start re-building our infrastructure and get California working again. Hear more in this Assembly Access Video.
Bonilla Visits SIATech at Treasure Island Job Corps in San Francisco Bay Area
On December 2, California State Assemblymember Susan Bonilla and former California State Superintendant of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin visited Treasure Island Job Corps.
The visit began with a student panel that shared their personal stories of challenge and triumph with Mrs. Eastin and Assemblymember Bonilla, followed by a tour of the SIATech labs, VEX Robotics classroom, and the Michelle Obama farm.
Assemblymember Bonilla Speaks About Women’s Summit
Sacramento - When women come together, they can do amazing things. That's why California State Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord), hosted the Contra Costa Women's Summit. The Summit was an opportunity for women to tackle issues that affect them, and to discuss solutions. Hear more from Bonilla in this Assembly Access Video.
New law excuses school absences related to deployment
Quality time with family prior to and after deployment is essential to maintaining a parent-child bond during deployment. Whether the quality time means a special day trip, hanging out at a local park or taking part in family readiness group activities, this time is valuable to a military-connected family.
With this essential quality time in mind, California’s governor has recently signed a bill allowing schools to excuse absences due to deployment-related absences. Though schools are not required to excuse absences, this bill allows schools to receive state apportionment payments by deeming them as absences in computing average daily attendance.
Science teachers are students for a day at energy conference
Science teachers from eight school districts sharpened their teaching skills, got free Science of Energy kits and good ideas for science games at a daylong conference to bolster science and math curriculum.
The Contra Costa Regional Energy Workshop was presented by the National Energy Education Project, Inc. (NEED). California Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla opened the event, with brief remarks relating to her recent appointment as chair of California's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Task Force.
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla in full support of California's participation in the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge
Concord (CA) – With the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) application deadline a few days away, Governor Brown has agreed to submit an application on behalf of the state. The RTT-ELC grant competition will distribute $700 million among selected states to improve early learning and development programs for young children. If selected, California could be awarded $100 million..
"As Chair of the Select Committee on High Quality Early Childhood Education, I have submitted a letter of support to be included in California's RTT-ELC application, which provides an extraordinary opportunity to compete for federal funding. Given the tough fiscal challenges the state is facing and the recent devastating cuts made to education, in the last couple of years alone, this funding is necessary to expand and improve our early education programs," said Assemblywoman Bonilla.
Energy Workshop for K-12 Educators
(Concord, CA) - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project and GenOn Energy, Inc. present a free one-day energy workshop for K-12 Educators on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 8:00am-3:30pm at the Salvation Army Center located at 3950 Clayton Road in Concord, California.
The NEED Project includes teacher-tested educational materials, evaluation techniques and tools, recognition of student achievement and professional development for educators. All NEED learning activities are aligned to California education standards.
Bringing Textbooks Into the Classroom Signed Into Law by Gov. Brown
Assemblywoman Bonilla's bill streamlines the review of textbooks provides efficiency to local school districts
Concord, CA - Assembly Bill 339, authored by Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), was signed by Governor Jerry Brown today. AB 339 will streamline the review of textbook content to ensure that updated textbooks, with historically accurate information, are in classrooms. Specifically, AB 339 requires the State Board of Education to once again enact a process to govern the social content review of instructional materials by authorizing the State Board of Education to contract with county offices of Education to perform this review.
"As a former teacher, I know firsthand the importance of accurate and up to date textbooks," said Assemblywoman Bonilla. "Content review ensures that our children's text books are historically accurate and free of inappropriate material."
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