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Ethnic Studies to Become a Required High School Course

On October 8, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 101, which will require all local educational agencies (LEAs) including charter schools, serving high school students to provide a full-year course in ethnic studies to high school students by the 2025-26 school year....

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Lozano Smith Podcast

California’s “Reopening” and the Future of Public Meetings Under the Brown Act

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and California’s “reopening,” host Sloan Simmons has a timely discussion with Lozano Smith Governance Co-Practice Group Leader, Anne Collins and Lozano Smith Technology and Innovation Practice Group Leader Travis Cochran regarding the state of the law and future of public meetings under the Brown Act in light of pending legislation that would continue flexibility for remote participation by local officials and the public.

Additional Episodes

Charter School Reforms in the COVID-19 Era

EIFD and Tax Increment - A Public Finance Practitioner Discussion of the Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Financing Tool

Catching Up, and Looking Forward: Student Issues After a Year of COVID-19 and Heading Back to School in 2021-2022

Return to School in the COVID-19 Era – Student Issues (Part 3)