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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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, issued the following statement in response to the Governor's May Budget Revision:
"We commend the Governor for his commitment to restore the California Dream and to help working families ensure a better future for their children," Weber said. "However, we've identified a number of issues in recent months that still aren't addressed in his May Revision. Fortunately, the Governor has left room for discussion and we look forward to working with him over the next few weeks as we move toward a budget that balances fiscal restraint with the need to address the effects of poverty."
The Governor customarily releases a revised budget proposal in mid-May reflecting the state's tax receipts. The Legislature and Governor will have until June 15th to negotiate a finalized budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) said she applauds a ruling Wednesday that restores the voting rights of thousands of Californians.
“We have seen attempts to disenfranchise voters in other states, but never expected it in California,” Weber said. “I am gratified that the court supports our position and restored the voting rights of nearly 42,000 citizens.”
SACRAMENTO – Two kindergarten bills jointly authored by Assemblymembers Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) and Assembly Education Chair Joan Buchanan (D-Alamo) were passed by the Assembly Committee on Education Wednesday.
Assembly Bill (AB) 1719 would require all school districts offering kindergarten implement a full-day kindergarten program.
“Students are being held to more rigorous academic standards under the K-12 Common Core curriculum,” Weber said. “A full-day kindergarten program would provide students - in particular those children unable to attend preschool - an opportunity to strengthen the foundational skills necessary to succeed in school.”
SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Judiciary Committee passed legislation today authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) that would protect the rights of victims of hate crimes and civil rights abuses to have their cases heard in court. The bill moved from the committee on a 7-2 vote.
AB 2617 would prohibit requiring a waiver of any of the legal rights provided by California hate-crime laws as a condition of entering into a contract. The bill leaves intact the option to enter into an arbitration agreement at a later date, provided both parties do so voluntarily.
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will chair the second of four hearings of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate on Friday, April 25th at the Educational Cultural Complex (ECC), 4343 Ocean View Blvd., San Diego, 92123. This event is free and open to the public.
The committee will examine system-wide and campus-wide policies at California colleges and universities with the goal of gaining insight to changes needed to prevent student harassment and hate crimes at California’s higher education institutions. The hearing will also examine best practices of existing campus initiatives that are successfully addressing these issues. Students and the public are invited to provide their perspectives on issues addressed by the committee.
SAN DIEGO - Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Higher Education in San Diego County, will hold an informational hearing of the committee on Friday, March 28th, 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM in Rm. 301 of the Mission Valley Campus of Point Loma Nazarene University, 4007 Camino Del Rio South, San Diego, 92108.
This hearing will focus on the role of private for-profit and non-profit educational institutions in meeting San Diego’s higher education needs, including addressing issues of access and diversity. Members of the public are invited to provide their perspectives.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate, has announced that the committee will hold its first informational hearing on Friday, March 21st, from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at San Jose State University’s Morris Daily Auditorium, One Washington Square in San Jose. Students and the public are invited to attend.
The Select Committee on Campus Climate was formed to explore issues of diversity, tolerance and student safety at the state’s college campuses after a series of bias-motivated incidents in recent years, including a serious incident at San Jose State last fall involving an assault on an African-American. This is the first of four hearings to be held throughout the state over the next few months.
SACRAMENTO – In this week’s Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services and member of the California Legislative Black Caucus, discusses the importance of honoring unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement as California marks Black History Month. In particular, Assemblymember Weber notes the significant contributions of Annetta Kelly Lawrence, Alice Allison Dunnigan, and Harold K. Brown, and urges Californians to learn about others who have played a role in the struggle for equality.
SAN DIEGO - Join Assemblymember Weber for her “Keeping the Dream Alive: Financial Literacy, Homebuyer, and Business Startup Workshop” on Saturday, February 1st at the Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista. Financial literacy experts will provide resource information and hands-on training to keep your financial dreams alive. Attendees will break into two sessions, one aimed at the general community and one tailored for veterans. The event is free and open to the public.
“Keeping the Dream Alive: Financial Literacy, New Homebuyer and Business Startup Workshop”
Saturday, February 1, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Bayside Community Center in Linda Vista
2202 Comstock St.
San Diego, CA 92111
(Sacramento) -- Overall, California State Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego) was pleased with Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State Address. Assemblymember Weber is happy with the governor's plan to invest in education, but she was disappointed that he did not talk about helping California's underprivileged and underperforming students.
"We need to double down and really talk about closing the achievement gap," stated Weber.
Weber also believes that we as a state must address the issue of poverty and find ways to "keep the good things going while at the same time bring the bottom up with us."