Thurmond Education Bills Pass Assembly Appropriations

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SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond) proudly announces his education bills that passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee today.

“The fifth-largest economy in the world must do better at providing resources to prepare our students for tomorrow,” Thurmond said. “All students deserve a high-quality education. The bills that moved forward today will invest in early education programs, promote teacher retention, fund dual language programs, support college preparedness and career readiness, and provide scholarships for students most in need. Collectively these bills will strengthen student engagement in school, while helping them achieve their educational goals.”

AB 2303 taxes private prisons to invest money into preschool and after-school programs.

AB 2186 creates a $200 Million grant program for STEM education specifically for teacher recruitment, professional development, new instructional material, and computer science education. 

AB 2168 creates a statewide mentorship program for special education teachers to boost educator retention.

AB 2514 provides funds for dual language immersion programs.

AB 2960 will create a website that will make it easier for families to connect with child care and early learning programs.

AB 2153 trains teachers in available resources to support LGBTQ students both at school and in the local community.

AB 3089 expands an existing scholarship program to increase the number of foster youth eligible to receive funds for their college education.

AB 3188 encourages schools to support college preparedness and career readiness by making these programs accessible to all students.

These bills will be heard next week on the Assembly floor.