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 – In this week's Democratic radio address, Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Campus Climate discusses the disturbing incident at San Jose State University last fall that spurred the Assembly to create the new committee that will examine the current climate at California colleges and universities so the legislature can consider what policy changes may be necessary to ensure all students feel safe and welcome. On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Assemblymember Weber also notes that we must all take the opportunity to celebrate the life of Dr. King by recommitting ourselves to carrying forward his vision.
Proposed guidelines would give districts too much discretion to divert funds from raising academic achievement for high-needs students
SACRAMENTO-Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) called on the members of the State Board of Education Thursday to close loopholes in proposed regulations that would allow school districts to redirect funds intended for raising the academic achievement of high-needs students to other purposes.
“If we do not aggressively make sure that those dollars are focused on these children, we run the risk of doing what we’ve always done: a little bit for everybody and a whole lot for nobody,” Weber said. “Unless we do this right, we will find ourselves, once again, not closing the achievement gap.”
(San Diego) -- California State Assembly Majority Leader Toni Atkins (D-San Diego), along with Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) and Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) moved their offices into the centrally located San Diego State Building on Front Street. The centrally located office building is close to all major public transportation lines and is a "one-stop-shop" for state services. The move to the downtown location will save taxpayers about $100,000 a year. Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles) also has an office in the San Diego State Building. Learn more about this very convenient addition to state services in this Assembly Access Video.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber, Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.1, which focuses on issues relating to Health and Human Services, issued the following statement today in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposal released this morning:
“I am largely pleased with what I heard today from the Governor regarding continued efforts to stabilize the state’s finances, decrease our debt, and focus on investing in opportunity, especially in the state’s K-12 and higher education systems.
SACRAMENTO – California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez has appointed Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber to Chair the Select Committee on Campus Climate.
Weber, who holds a doctorate from UCLA and worked as a professor and department chair at San Diego State University for 40 years, said the impetus for the committee’s creation was a case at San Jose State University where four white students are accused of assault and hate-crimes against an African-American student, including locking a bicycle lock around his neck. One of the defendants, Logan Beaschler, entered a not guilty plea to misdemeanor charges related to the case in a Santa Clara County courtroom Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) inaugurated the 2014 Legislative Session by introducing AB 1444, a measure requiring mandatory kindergarten for the state’s schoolchildren.
“We are building a lot of the state’s educational policy – pre-school, pre-K, transitional kindergarten - around the assumption that California’s children will attend kindergarten,” Weber said. “But a lot of Californians will be surprised to find out kindergarten is actually not mandatory in the state.”
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) is deeply saddened by the recent passing of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president.
"Nelson Mandela symbolized and embodied the human spirit," said Assemblymember Weber. After decades in prison, Mr. Mandela’s insistence for reconciliation transcended him into one of the most inspirational leaders in memory. His efforts to establish a more equal and fair South Africa allowed the country to transition from the Apartheid era into the Rainbow Nation.
San Diego, CA - Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego) will host a Legislative Brainstorming SessionSaturday, October 12, 2013 to consider new bill ideas for the next legislative year that begins January 6, 2014. California State legislators are allowed up to 40 bills in each two-year legislative session, and Assemblymember Weber invites her constituents to share their ideas for her 2014 legislative bill package at this event that will occur from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Zamorano Elementary School, 2655 Casey St; San Diego, CA 92139.
The session will feature a presentation by Assemblymember Weber, explaining “How a Bill Idea becomes a Law” including what it takes to process a bill idea and how the legislative process works. Additionally, Assemblymember Weber will share her perspective as a decision-maker and her legislative involvement and accomplishments this past year.
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber’s (D-San Diego) AB 56, which will require carbon monoxide detectors be installed in all public and private school buildings, was signed into law by Governor Brown earlier today.
AB 56 requires the State Fire Marshal to propose appropriate standards for the installation of carbon monoxide devices in school buildings, by January 1, 2015. With this guidance, the California Building Standards Commission will then include the standards in the 2016 California Building Standards Code, and any public or private school buildings built after these codes have been adopted in 2016 will be required to install carbon monoxide detectors.