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News Room: Education

November 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Simitian and Gordon To Host “Education Update”

Monday, November 05, 2012
Simitian Honored Wednesday as Early Learning Champion

August 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012
Students introduced to new TK grade in California

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As School Starts, CA Launches Its First New Grade Level in More Than a Century

April 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Simitian to Read to Fourth-Graders at Walter Hays School

February 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Simitian Recognized for Making a Difference for Youth

Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Editorial: Don’t Cut Funding for Kindergarten, Preschool

January 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012
Simitian To Hold “Education Update” on K-12 Challenges

Monday, January 09, 2012
Jerry Brown’s Budget Proposes Killing Transitional Kindergarten Funds

November 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011
California Reading Association Names Simitian ‘Policymaker of the Year’

May 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011
Simitian To Hold “Education Update” For 11th Senate District

March 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Simitian stresses importance of prepping for kindergarten

February 2011

Friday, February 11, 2011
If the governor’s proposals lose in a June election

Monday, February 07, 2011
Simitian’s “Education Update” Focuses on State Budget

Sunday, February 06, 2011
Sen. Joe Simitian tells hard truths about California education to parents and administrators

January 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011
Simitian to Hold “Education Update”

December 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010
School Boards Name Simitian Education “Legislator of the Year”

November 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
State Senator honors two teachers who proposed kindergarten law

Monday, November 08, 2010
Palo Alto teachers show that grassroots politics can work

Monday, November 01, 2010
Reception to honor Palo Alto teachers for Kindergarten Readiness Act

October 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010
New law raises age to start kindergarten in California

Friday, October 01, 2010
Simitian’s Kindergarten Readiness Act Signed by Governor

September 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010
A new age for kindergarten?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Making sure kids are ready to learn

Monday, September 13, 2010
Starting kindergarten: later is better

Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Earlier cutoff date to enter kindergarten a step closer in California

Thursday, September 02, 2010
Bill to raise kindergarten start age heads to governor

Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Kindergarten Readiness Act Passes Legislature

August 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Proposed kindergarten cutoff date would mean some California kids start school later

Thursday, August 12, 2010
Require kindergarteners to be 5 by Sept. 1

June 2010

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Making sure kids are ready for kindergarten

Monday, June 14, 2010
Bill would keep children under 5 out of school

Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Kindergarten Readiness Bill Passes State Senate

May 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010
Kindergarten eligibility date is key to brighter academic picture

Thursday, May 06, 2010
Moving kindergarten cut-off date back to Sept. 1 makes sense

Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Adjustment of kindergarten age is good for kids - as well as for state finances

Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Editorial: Bill would aid kids, save tax money

April 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010
When Are Kids Ready to Start School?

Friday, April 16, 2010
Editorial: School age reform is a good idea for California students

Thursday, April 15, 2010
Simitian Receives Crime Fighter Award

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Simitian proposes pushing back kindergarten age cutoff

Monday, April 12, 2010
Simitian Introduces Kindergarten Readiness Bill

March 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010
Can a Constitutional Amendment Save California Schools?

Thursday, March 11, 2010
Op-Ed: State needs to get to work on school construction

February 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010
Simitian Honored With Distinguished Leadership Award

January 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010
MEDIA ADVISORY: Education Update Meeting with State Senator Joe Simitian

Friday, January 08, 2010
Governor Signs Simitian School Accountability Bill

Thursday, January 07, 2010
Simitian to Hold “Education Update”—Focus on Governor’s Budget Proposal and “Race to the Top”

December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009
New year bringing new laws

Friday, December 18, 2009
Simitian Bill to Boost School Accountability Heads to Governor’s Desk

November 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Voters should decide whether to lower parcel tax threshold

October 2009

Saturday, October 31, 2009
Hearing today on important data bill

Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Washington Post: California Hands Obama a School Reform Victory

Monday, October 12, 2009
Mercury News: Green technology and education reform get boost from Schwarzenegger

Sunday, October 11, 2009
Governor Signs Simitian’s Education Data Bill, Ensuring Access to Federal Funds

September 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Santa Cruz Sentinel: Mr. Simitian goes to Washington to lobby for schools

Monday, September 28, 2009
Media Advisory: Simitian to Meet with U.S. Department of Education Officials in D.C.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Mercury News Editorial: Veto of teacher data bill would send terrible message

Friday, September 11, 2009
School Education Data Bill Ensures Access to Federal Funds, Increases Education Accountability

July 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009
State budget deal should include parcel tax reform

June 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009
School districts rally around Simitian bill

Monday, June 15, 2009
As state cuts funding, more districts turn to voters

Monday, June 01, 2009
Simitian to Hold “Education Update”—Focus on Governor’s May Revise Budget

May 2009

Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Rep. Joe Simitian answers questions in a special online meeting

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sen. Joe Simitian to present Senate’s first live streaming town hall meeting

Friday, May 08, 2009
California State PTA Honors Simitian At Annual Convention

Monday, May 04, 2009
Simitian To Hold Senate’s First Online Town Hall

April 2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Three Cheers for 30 Years at Hicklebee’s

March 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009
Effective data can save money and kids

January 2009

Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Simitian to Hold “Education Update” - Focus on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 01, 2009
New year means new laws taking effect

December 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008
New Year to Bring Protections for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Veterans & Seniors

September 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008
Simitian Bill Is “The Necessary Next Step To Improve Our Public Schools”

July 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008
Global warming education bill didn’t deserve to be iced

April 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008
Simitian’s Child Care Subsidy Pilot Bill Passes Senate Education Committee

February 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008
A new lesson for California students? Global warming

Friday, February 01, 2008
Simitian to Hold “Education Update” in Santa Cruz -Focus on Governor’s Budget & “Year of Education”

January 2008

Thursday, January 31, 2008
Senate Approves Simitian Bill to Teach Climate Change

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Worst-case school cuts avoidable, Simitian says

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Simitian Proposes Bill to Teach Climate Change; Senate Vote Set for Wednesday

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Simitian bill would teach climate change

Sunday, January 27, 2008
Schools’ funds top Simitian’s ‘update’

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Simitian to Hold “Education Updates”—Focus on Governor’s Budget and “Year of Education”

Thursday, January 17, 2008
Simitian to host public forum in Palo Alto on school budget cuts

October 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Law may cut schools’ construction costs

Friday, October 12, 2007
Governor Signs Simitian Bill to Streamline School Construction

August 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007
County Superintendents of Schools Name Senator Simitian “Legislator of the Year”

May 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
$366 Million for Low-Wealth Schools Missing in Governor’s ‘May Revise’

April 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Simitian Bills to Protect Public Privacy and Student Safety Pass Senate - “RFID” Documents at Issue

March 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Students and Low-Wealth School Districts Name Senator Simitian “Legislator Of The Year”

February 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Simitian Appointed to Key Posts: Privacy, Education, Environmental Roles Enhanced

January 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007
Simitian Will Hold “Education Update” Meetings to Discuss Governor’s Proposed Budget

Monday, January 22, 2007
Senator Simitian to Go ‘Back to School’ in Redwood City and Los Altos

October 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: State to Hold Hearing in San Jose on Charter Schools

July 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006
MEDIA ADVISORY: Senate to Consider Charter Schools in California

May 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Simitian’s Santa Cruz “Education Update” Cancelled; Bond Vote Forces Rescheduling

April 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Simitian Will Hold “Education Update” Meetings Before Governor Releases May Revise Budget

March 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006
Senate Committee Approves Repaying State Debt to Schools

February 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Simitian Pushes Bi-Partisan Effort to Equalize School Funding

January 2006

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Simitian Announces State Government Fellowship Programs

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