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Monday, September 9 2019

We hear from a state lawmaker who wants to restrict how early public middle schools, charter middle schools, and high schools can start. Plus a parent shares how her teenagers would benefit from more sleep on school days.

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Thursday, August 29 2019

SACRAMENTO—Senator Anthony J. Portantino sent a letter to the California Department of Education detailing his concerns regarding the current draft of the department’s Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. While the Senator appreciates the attempt to represent California’s diversity in the creation of the United States’ first ethnic studies curriculum, he believes that the current draft does not properly represent the contributions made by many ethnic communities.

Thursday, August 29 2019

SACRAMENTO—SB 568, authored by Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday and is headed to the Senate Floor for final action. SB 568 would help Glendale Community College offset revenue losses associated with closing on April 24th. April 24 is the day the worldwide Armenian Community commemorates the Armenian Genocide.

Sen. Portantino's SB 600: Health care coverage: fertility preservation.
Thursday, August 15 2019

SB 600 requires an individual or group health care service plan (health plan) contract or health insurance policy, as specified, to include coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a medically necessary treatment may cause iatrogenic infertility to an enrollee or insured. States that the provisions of this bill are declaratory of existing law.

Monday, July 8 2019

Every few miles along the drive up the Long Beach Freeway, cars pass underneath huge, green highway signs that span the roadway’s lanes: “Interstate 710 North,” they say. “Pasadena.”

But Interstate 710 does not go to Pasadena. And therein lies a saga.