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State skims from school funds to pay for trial courts
By Jill Tucker, SF Chronicle  ׀  January 20, 2020
Three small paragraphs in the state’s education code will shift up to $90 million from schools in 10 California counties this year, putting the money instead into the state’s coffers for trial courts. But the move could violate another section of state law, county officials said. Read More

Homeless students suffer consequences of housing, food insecurity
By Natalie Hanson, Enterprise Record  ׀  January 17, 2020
At least 70% of Oroville’s high school students are considered socioeconomically-disadvantaged. In Chico, Between 400 and 500 children are categorized as housing insecure at any time during the Chico Unified School district’s school year. Across the county, thousands of students often rely on each district for help just to get to school and to get a meal. Read More

Solano County To Give HS Diplomas To Veterans, Japanese-Americans
By Maggie Fusek  ׀  January 13, 2020
The Solano County Office of Education is participating in "Operation Recognition," a program that grants retroactive high school diplomas to U.S. Veterans and Japanese-American citizens who were unable to finish high school due to wartime circumstances. Read More

County office surveys show progress, remaining needs for System of Support
By CSBA  ׀  January 7, 2020
Recent survey results show that while more California county office of education leaders are understanding and accepting of the new roles of COEs in the Statewide System of Support, the state must further build out and enhance the system to see greater impacts at the district and school levels. Read More




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