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The Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act (Proposition 47)

On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47 (Prop 47), a groundbreaking law that changed certain low-level, non-violent drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Individuals with a prior felony or who are currently serving time for eligible … Continue reading

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What Does a Trauma-Informed School Look Like?

A trauma-informed school is one in which the adults in the school community (administrators, teachers, staff, parents and law enforcement) are prepared to recognize and respond supportively to those students who have been impacted by traumatic stress. However, a trauma-informed school … Continue reading

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Community College the Funding Landscape

Since the Recession, community colleges have gained greater attention and recognition as a gateway to a better life – as resources for preparing people for secure employment and a family-sustaining income.  The national commitment to increasing postsecondary educational attainment, combined … Continue reading

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Communities in Poverty

Under the Obama administration, in 2015, poverty rates, income, and health coverage all moved in the right direction. This was the first time this had happened since 1999. At this early stage in the new Trump administration, many of the … Continue reading

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