PPL 20-031: Random Moment Time Survey (RMTS) Participant Equivalency Process

On Friday, July 31, 2020, California DHCS released PPL No. 20-031 outlining the process and requirements for its RMTS…


State Superintendent Tony Thurmond Releases Guidance Document on Safe Reopening of California's Public Schools

On Monday, June 8, 2020, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond announced that CDE has released a…


A turning point: California education leaders speak out about racism and police brutality

“…We feel that silence is complicity: We must put an end to these incidents now. No matter how difficult, we must…


PPL 20-014: CA Telehealth Policy Relative to the 2019 - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On Monday, May 11, 2020, DHCS released PPL 20-014, titled “Telehealth Policy Relative to the 2019 -Novel Coronavirus…


Can California schools put safety measures in place in time to open early? Many district leaders skeptical

After Governor Newsom shared his four-phases to returning to normal life, with phase two including the re-opening of…


CMS Has Approved California State Plan Amendment 15-021

On April 28, 2020, CMS released an approval document written to DHCS confirming their approval of State Plan Amendment…


Governor Newsom Outlines Six Key Indicators the State Will Consider Before Modifying the Stay-at-Home Order

On April 14, 2020, Governor Newsom unveiled six key indicators that would be considered before modifying the state’s…


Disability rights groups, school administrators spar over possible changes to special education laws

“Times of crisis are not the time to roll back civil rights. It’s actually time to roll up our sleeves and do it…