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Rep Council Meeting Minutes 2/5/13

Rep Council Meeting Minutes Blondies Bar and Grill 2/5/13 – 3:30-5:15   Members present – Katherine Epstein, Bob Blaine, Joy Holleran, Tom Buck, Miranda Merino, Cathy Valdez, Sylvia!, Tricia Cowen, Sylvia Shephard, Aja Cook, Kathleen Steiert, Carolyn Thomas, Alyson Brauning, Debbie Cavanaugh, Ginny Miller, JULIE TIMMERMAN,  Chris Fickes, Larry Baker, Mark Richardson, Linda Phelan, Samantha …

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Governor’s Proposed State Budget 2013-14

  Background: Governor Brown today released his proposed 2013-14 state budget. The proposal includes additional resources for public schools and colleges as approved by voters last year in the passage of Prop 30. According to the budget proposal, funding for K-12 schools and community colleges increases by $2.7 billion next year, while UC and CSU …

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Key Points about Health Reform

(Based on a 1.5 hour training with CTA. I will be getting more training, but here is the ESSENTIAL information right now) -There is a mathematical definition for what is AFFORDABLE: Employers are only obligated to offer an AFFORDABLE plan for its employees, not for families. Dependents will be able to get affordable coverage through …

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Resolution in support of the teachers at Garfield High School

This resolution was supported, unanimously, by the Vacaville Teachers Association Representative Council on February 5th, 2013. THE VACAVILLE TEACHER ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS THE TEACHERS AT GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE HIGH STAKES STANDARDIZED TESTS ARE OVERUSED AND OVERRATED THE USE OF STANDARDIZED TESTS IS SPREADING To fulfill the requirements of the No Child Left Behind legislation, schools …

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Michelle Rhee is charming, but where is her evidence?

By Ernest Kimme/ – TheReporter.Com I find it so irritating when you know in advance that you will despise a person, yet when you finally meet them, they turn out to be articulate and funny and they make a lot of sense. Michelle Rhee led the Washington, D.C., schools for three turbulent years. The schools …

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