Monthly Archives: July 2019

For certain improvements, districts could qualify for federal funds By Eric Hall and Adam Kaye Can the federal government help pay for school improvements? The answer might be yes. Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development apportions funds to counties and cities to award as Community Development Block Grants. In general, CDBG funds…

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The state budget that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed last week, bringing about $3 billion more to community colleges and K-12 schools, includes money that resolves one of three lawsuits over how the state calculates its funding obligations to education. In a post-budget signing press release, the California School Boards Association, which filed the three lawsuits,…

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The Consortium for School Networking on Wednesday announced a new initiative designed to improve technology for rural school districts. The project, “Tech for Rural Districts,” will offer support for district leaders through a webinar series and a new online platform. The initiative aims to narrow the technology gap between rural and urban districts. Rural school…

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With $10 million in funding, an ambitious timeline and a champion in Gov. Gavin Newsom behind it, the Legislature recently passed legislation for a statewide education data system that will follow children from infancy through the workplace. The marching order for what Newsom is calling a Cradle to Career Data System is included in a…

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The CASH Facility Planners Meeting Update for July 2019 is now available and includes information regarding: AB 48 (O’Donnell) – 2020 and 2022 State School Bond Full-Day Kindergarten Facilities Grant Program State Water Board Developing Groundwater Treatment an Remediation Grant Program Legislative Update Networking Mixers Click here for the full report…

Editorial by the San Diego Union Tribune In 2013, commenting on a $900 million investment in “cleantech” enterprises that was going horribly, CalPERS’ chief investment officer declared, “This has been a noble way to lose money.” CalPERS also famously scrapped its investments in tobacco stocks in 2000. Now, thankfully, CalPERS leaders have figured that they…

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