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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…


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…


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…


Executive Order to Expand Telehealth Services

On March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom issued executive order N-39-20 to temporarily expand telehealth services. This order…


California Schools Chief Recommends Schools to Prepare for Distance Learning

On Tuesday, March 31, 2020 California’s schools chief, Tony Thurmond, released a letter he wrote to the 58 county…


Healthy Schools Campaign Hosts Free Webinar on School Medicaid Opportunities

Date: September 24, 2019 Time: 1PM - 2PM, CDT About the Webinar This introductory webinar will explore the following…


Pending CMS Guidance on Medicaid Block Grants: Executive Overreach Strikes Again—Center for Children and Families

It has been reported that CMS is developing guidance to encourage states to pursue a new “block grant” or “per capita”…


Proposal to Change Poverty Calculations Could Cause 30,000 to Lose Public Benefits in California—California Health Report

A Trump administration proposal to change one of the measurements to determine the federal poverty level, a move that…