AB 288 by Assembly Majority Leader Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) passed out of the Assembly on a unanimous vote. This bill would create a partnership between high schools and community colleges to allow students to take college-level courses at their high schools or on college campuses. Contact: Wendy Gordon, (626) 351-1917. Press release here.
AB 706 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) passed out of the Assembly on a 77-0 vote. This legislation establishes the California STEM AmeriCorps (CalSTEM) program, which is designed to improve the academic performance of K-12 students in STEM subject areas, increase the number of college graduates in STEM disciplines, and forge pathways for students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Contact: Ryan Morimune, (916) 319-2014. Press release here.
AB 770 by Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) passed out of the Assembly on a 77-0 vote. AB 770 establishes a California Community College grant program to fund accelerated basic skills programs. Contact: Susanna Schlendorf, (916) 319-2044. Press release here.
AB 1361 by Assemblymember Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) passed out of the Assembly on a unanimous vote. This legislation would remove the age restrictions in the Cal Grant Program for veterans. Contact: Allison Ruff, (916) 319-2062. Press release here.
Website of the Assembly Democratic Caucus: www.asmdc.org