Author: Branché Jones

2018 California Mid-Term Election Update

2018 California Mid-Term Election Update On Tuesday, Californians went out to vote and decided a number of races; they also left a number of races to be determined as ballots are counted. So, while numbers are changing, this is an update on where we currently stand on a few of the races. Gavin Newsom will…

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2018 California Budget Passes

2018 California Budget Passes Last Thursday the Legislature acted on the 2018 California budget and sent it to the Governor for his signature.  There are still some trailer bills that they must pass but the document represents an agreement between the Governor and Legislative leadership.  Additionally, the budget agreement covered areas of disagreement between the…

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California Primary: Election Results Come In

California Election: Primary Results Come In Tuesday, Californians went to the polls to vote in the ‘jungle’ primary. There were two notable results from the California primary election that will affect the charter school and education reform community. As I have stated before the races for Governor and Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) turned into proxy…

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Upcoming California Primary Election Update

Upcoming California Primary Election On Tuesday, June 5th, Californians will go to the ballot to vote in our Primary Election. There are two major races in the California primary election that will affect the charter school and education reform communities: • the race for Governor; and • the race for Superintendent of Public Education. The…

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2018-2019 California Budget May Revision

2018-2019 California Budget May Revision On Friday the Governor released his 2018-2019 California budget May Revision. Below are some highlights compiled by our partners at Capitol Advisors. Overall, the 2018-2019 California budget May Revision contains positive news for California’s economy, General Fund revenues, and Proposition 98 funding. We have known for several months that tax…

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California Education Reform: Races Heating Up

California Education Reform: Races Heating Up As Election Day nears, two races are heating up that could severely impact California education reform efforts. The races represent fights between education reformers and members of the traditional education system. We saw this fight play out four years ago in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction. In…

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California Charter Schools: Legislative Proposals

California Charter Schools: Legislative Proposals April 11th On April 11th a number of different proposals for California charter schools will be heard in the legislature that could impact charter schools. This is just the first policy committee hearing for these bills and they will next have to pass through a fiscal committee before going to…

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