Monday, November 11, 2019

CalChamber Promotes Science Component in Education Accountability Standards

Science should be included as a key indicator in measuring student performance when the state creates its new school accountability system, the California Chamber...

Appeals Court Reverses Landmark Decision on State Teacher Tenure, Dismissal Laws

The California Second District Court of Appeals has overturned a landmark lower court ruling that had challenged teacher tenure and dismissal laws. On April 14,...

CalChamber-Backed Bills to Address Teacher Shortage Move

Two California Chamber of Commerce-supported bills that will help California public schools recruit and retain quality teachers passed out of their respective policy committees...

Teacher Shortage, Solutions Subject of Education Committee Meeting

The shortage of teachers in California was the focus of a panel discussion at the recent meeting of the California Chamber of Commerce Education...

Appeals Court Hears Oral Arguments in Landmark Teacher Tenure Case

A three-judge panel at the Second District Court of Appeal this week heard arguments in the landmark teacher tenure case, Vergara v. California. The California...

CalChamber Board Backs Education Facilities Bond

The California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to support the Kindergarten through Community College Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2016,...

CalChamber Joins U.S. Effort to Expand Work Experience Opportunities for Youth

The California Chamber of Commerce and the Linked Learning Alliance are partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) to expand opportunities for...

Higher Education Officials Outline Plans to Increase Degree Recipients

Dr. Timothy P. White, chancellor of The California State University (CSU), and Dr. Brice Harris, chancellor of the California Community Colleges, present an overview...

CalChamber-Endorsed Plan to Close Workforce Gap Gets Unanimous Approval

The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges this week unanimously approved recommendations of a special task force on how to strengthen workforce...

Court Accepts CalChamber Brief Supporting Vergara Education Case

A friend-of-the-court brief filed by the California Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations supporting the landmark decision in Vergara v. California has been...

Education: CalChamber Increases Activity, Backs Several Big Wins, Stops Worst Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce stepped up its engagement on education issues this year, positioning on 21 bills related to teacher effectiveness, career technical...

CalChamber, Business Groups Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Landmark Education Case

The California Chamber of Commerce has joined with other business organizations to file a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the landmark decision in Vergara v. California. The...

Task Force Finalizes Recommendations to Close Workforce Gaps

A community college task force will present its final proposals on how to prepare California’s workforce for high-value jobs to the California Community Colleges...