Teachers, principals or administrators who monitor a student’s Facebook posts, Instagram photos or Twitter tweets must now notify the child’s parent under a new state law.
This past summer, while the online tabloids were puzzling over the whereabouts of recently deceased radio legend Casey Kasem, his body turned up in the unlikeliest of spots: a Montreal funeral home. The local press could find no Québécois connection to Kasem, which led everyone to wonder: why? And how?
Glendale, CA – Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has awarded Assemblymember Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) the Mkhitar Gosh medal in recognition of his contributions to strengthening U.S.-Armenia relations and many years of dedicated service on behalf of the Armenian-American community. The Mkhitar Gosh medal is named for the noted twelfth century Armenian clergyman, writer, and codifier of the Armenian civil and canon laws.
Since being elected in 2010, Assemblyman Gatto has worked with leaders in the Armenian community including Armenian General Counsel Grigor Hovhannissian, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, and representatives of the Armenian Council of America (ACA), the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), and the Unified Young Armenians (UYA), to improve U.S.-Armenian relations.
SACRAMENTO -- Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday requiring that all California teachers and school employees receive annual child abuse reporting training.
Aunque la fecha límite para que el gobernador Jerry Brown convierta propuestas en nuevas leyes de California es hoy a la medianoche, estas son algunas medidas que ya han sido promulgadas y que cambiarán la vida de los residentes de este estado.
When students at Glendale Unified School District learned through news reports last year that their Facebook and other social media accounts were being monitored by the district through a third-party company known as Geo Listening, students and parents were shocked, and so were we.
BURBANK — The construction activities and closures listed below will occur during the week of October 6-10, 2014, as part of the I-5 Empire Project in Burbank, a series of freeway improvements between Magnolia Boulevard and Buena Vista Street. More information about the project is here. Construction activities and closures are subject to change.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto hopes his legislation will help water-supplies overflow while protecting money from going down the drain.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Another key water-conservation bill introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles), and co-authored by Assemblymember Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), was signed into law by Governor Brown this week. AB 2636 establishes CalConserve, a revolving-loan program to finance water-efficiency projects for home owners and businesses, and helps cities and counties reach their water-reduction goals.
Conserving water has long been a goal of California policymakers, but with the state in the midst of a disastrous drought, conserving precious water resources has never been more important. For the first time in history, water exports to Central Valley farms and Southern California homes have fallen to zero. Crops are dying, cities are running out of drinking water, and streams are running dry. The drought is even forcing children in the Central Valley to leave school, as their parents are forced to abandon drought-scorched crops in search of work elsewhere.
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to strengthen training requirements and prevent child abuse in schools was signed into law by Governor Brown today. The legislation would require all school employees to be trained according to standards developed by the Department of Education in the proper identification and reporting of child abuse, so that abuse can be stopped in its tracks.
Gatto’s AB 1432 addresses the lack of training on how to recognize and report child abuse in K-12 settings. The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act requires certain professionals, known as mandated reporters, to report to law enforcement or protective services known or suspected instances of neglect, or physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. Despite these requirements, current law does not require school districts to train personnel on detecting and reporting child abuse, nor does it inform them of their responsibilities or that failure to report is a misdemeanor punishable by jail time.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s Bill Addresses Growing Concerns About School Districts Using Tax Dollars to Collect and Store Student Social-Media Information
SACRAMENTO, CA – Social-media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have stoked concerns from parents about how to protect the privacy of their children, yet few parents are aware that school districts across California are using taxpayer dollars to monitor, collect, and store student social-media data and postings, potentially forever, leaving students vulnerable to security breaches.
Legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) would address this growing concern and ensure that parents are informed when their children’s social-media activities are being monitored, so that taxpayer dollars are used responsibly, and data collected by school districts cannot come back to harm students years later. Gatto’s bill, AB 1442, was signed into law by Governor Brown today.