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SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) has been appointed by Speaker Toni G. Atkins to the State Allocation Board (SAB).
“I am honored to be appointed to the State Allocation Board,” said Assemblywoman Bonilla. “This board, comprised of leaders in education finance, will help craft policies and regulation to ensure the fair and efficient implementation of our state’s funding for school facility construction.”
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) recently introduced legislation to ensure beginning teachers have access to teacher induction programs and do not have to pay out of their own pockets to participate. Induction programs are designed to provide a strong support structure for new teachers and help them transition to becoming high-quality, career educators.
SELECT COMMITTEE ON INCREASING THE INTEGRATION OF STEM EDUCATION
Bay Area Regional STEM Education Summit:
Advancing STEM through Public-Private Partnerships
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WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
There is a real interest in STEM across all sectors right now. It is imperative to take advantage of the present opportunities to integrate STEM provided by the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Smarter Balanced Assessments, and Local Control Funding Formula.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the following statement today on Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal for the 2015-2016 fiscal year:
“Today the Governor’s budget proposal included $100 million in one-time funding for further investment in broadband infrastructure upgrades at California public schools.
SACRAMENTO – The list of the 227 schools who will receive a Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant was released yesterday.
Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) authored legislation last year which led to the inclusion of $26.7 million in the 2014-2015 Budget for the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant. The grant program supports internet connectivity upgrades at California public schools so they are capable of administering the state’s new computer-based assessments aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) reintroduced legislation from last year, authored by Senator Mark DeSaulnier, to provide additional funding for safety and violence prevention programs in California public schools. AB 63 will authorize the production and sale of a specialized license plate through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that will bring attention to the problem of youth violence and bullying, while creating supplemental monies to re-establish integral programs that were eliminated due to a lack of funding.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) has been re-appointed by Speaker Toni G. Atkins as chair of the Assembly Committee on Business and Professions (B&P) for the 2015-16 legislative session.
“I am honored and privileged to once again chair this committee to improve California’s workforce, businesses, and protection of consumers,” said Bonilla. “I look forward to working with my fellow colleagues and committee members who share the same vision of strengthening our state’s business practices and expanding the California economy.”
Assemblywoman Bonilla Holds Hearing on STEM Education
(Oakland) - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Increasing the Integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in Education in California K-14 schools, hosted the Bay Area Regional STEM Education Summit: Advancing STEM through Public-Private Partnerships at Mills College in Oakland. The hearing launched the 4th Annual Bay Area Science Festival. Assemblywoman Bonilla says she's optimistic about the future of STEM education, "We're at a good point in time where not only are we seeing increasing interest in STEM education but we're seeing things open up within all of education." Here's more in this Assembly Access video. http://www.asmdc.org/bonilla
SACRAMENTO - Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) will be holding a Select Committee on Increasing the Integration of STEM Education hearing on Thursday, October 23rd at Mills College in Oakland from 9:00am to 12:30pm. The hearing, titled the Bay Area Regional STEM Education Summit: Advancing STEM through Public-Private Partnerships, will serve as the kickoff to the 4th Annual Bay Area Science Festival which is a10-day event filled with a wide range of science and technology activities.
“This hearing will produce actionable initiatives to advance STEM education throughout the Bay Area and beyond,” said Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord). “Our extensive list of confirmed panelists will produce a wide variety of perspectives on the best strategies and practices to improve STEM education and increase investments for its expansion.”