Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) says the measure she’s co-sponsoring, with Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), is an attempt to empower student sexual assault victims. She says only about 5 percent of campus sex crimes are ever reported.
“College age victims often feel powerless and they feel restricted by lack of proof, by fear of reprisal by the assailant,” says Jackson. “Or it’s a fear of simply not being taken seriously by the police or school officials.”
Bill supporters say the overwhelming majority of campus sex crimes involve cases where the perpetrator is known to the victim.
They’re calling on campus officials to fully prosecute perpetrators of date rape, or people who take advantage of intoxicated students. They’re also calling for stepped up campus support networks for victims.
California teachers say critical thinking skills, not test scores, are the best indicators of readiness for college and careers, according to a poll released today.
A Sacramento County Office of Education program for kids who have displayed violent behavior is celebrating its 17th year and considerable success.
(AP) - California elementary school truancy rates are up slightly despite efforts by nearly all the state's school districts to implement improved practices to reduce absenteeism.
There’s an official effort underway to extend a portion of California’s Proposition 30, which raises tax money for the state’s schools.
California’s efforts to fight climate change have sustained a second major setback at the state Capitol in as many days. Meanwhile, lawmakers continued to work though hundreds of bills.