AB 1495 aims to ensure that teachers who are struggling in the classroom get needed support to improve professional skills while also ensuring that student achievement is factored into job evaluations of both teachers and school administrators Read More
Chronic absences – missing 10 percent or more of school - especially in the lower grades, impair a child’s critical reading and math skills. Read More
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(San Diego) – California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting is convening an informational hearing in San Diego. The topic is: "Voter Participation and Engagement." The committee will hear proposals to improve voter participation and engagement among traditionally underrepresented groups. Testimony will be presented by election officials, academics and civic engagement activists.
SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) today that would make improving public safety the primary purpose of criminal sentencing in California.
“It seems obvious that public safety would be our aim,” Weber said. “But current statute has punishment as the sole purpose of the sentences carried out by our justice and corrections systems. The result is that criminals come out of prison more criminalized than when they went in.
SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that would address the growing problem of student food insecurity on college campuses.
Weber, who chairs the Select Committee on Campus Climate, said the bill was inspired both by an intern who struggled with food insecurity and by testimony she heard from students at a hearing she held last fall in San Diego.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, announced today that the committee will receive progress updates from state universities on efforts to improve the climate for students on their campuses. The hearing will held in Sacramento on Wednesday, August 3rd, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, in Capitol Room 127. The public is encouraged to attend.
A representative from San Jose State University will provide an update on its efforts to promote a safer and more welcoming campus nearly three years after an African American student was the subject of racially motivated harassment and assault by classmates. Representatives from Humboldt State University and the University of California, San Diego will brief the committee on their efforts to alleviate the problem of food insecurity and homelessness among the student populations on their campuses.
(San Diego, CA)- Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-79AD) recognized more than 350 students of the 79th Assembly District for their perfect attendance during the 2015-2016 school year. The event was held at SeaWorld on Friday, June 24, 2016. This was the second recognition ceremony resulting from Assemblymember Weber’s perfect school attendance challenge. The challenge was to encourage state and local action to improve the overall health, safety, and well-being of students, to encourage and improve school attendance and combat chronic absenteeism. She hopes to spread this recognition of student and parent achievement to Assembly Districts across San Diego, and all of California. Dr. Weber authored legislation making September “School Attendance Awareness Month,” which was signed into law by Governor Brown in 2014. Learn more in the Assembly Access video.
SACRAMENTO – AB 2548, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), which would establish a statewide accountability system for California schools based on multiple measures of student performance, was approved by the State Assembly earlier today. The bill will be heard next in the Senate Education Committee.
Hearing Date: Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 am, Room 126 of the State Capitol
SACRAMENTO – Amid growing concern about the disproportionate growth of middle management at California State University, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) will request a key legislative committee to direct the State Auditor to investigate the system’s hiring and compensation practices.
The request will be made at a State Capitol hearing of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee (JLAC) on Wednesday, May 25 at 9:30 am in Capitol Room 126.
(San Diego) - California State Assemblymember Dr. Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) convened the third Select Committee on “Campus Climate” hearing at UCLA on Friday, May 6, 2016. The issues focused on “Freedom of Expression” and “Freedom of Speech” that impacts diverse California campus student life. The committee cross-examined existing campus policies and proposals that successfully address issues of freedom of expression. Assembly Committee members Bloom and Medina were also present. Learn more in the Assembly Access video.