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The failure of Measure EE underscores how hard it is to capture a two-thirds majority needed for approval of a parcel tax and the challenges ahead to pass a 'split-roll' initiative to raise businesses' property taxes.
Foundation is funding school and district networks to heighten middle and high school success for low-income African American and Latino students. Six California-based organizations will receive $40 million out of $92 million awarded nationwide.
The 2018-19 state budget includes $13.3 million to create a network in which teams of parents, teachers and district administrators will identify ways to listen to and act on advice from the community.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has issued requests for proposals focused on collaborative, locally based efforts to improve outcomes for black, Latino and low-income students in middle and high schools.
Starting in 2021 students in California will be able to engage in civic activities earning them a diploma with a Seal of Civic Engagement. Created in a recently passed bill, the seal is part of an effort to revive civics education.