Press Releases

TEA Responds to Legal Complaint That Students with Disabilities are Being Pushed Out of School, Finds Districts Failed to Meet Their Obligations

November 2, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2015 Media Contacts: Dustin Rynders,, 832-971-8984 Michael Harris,, 510-277-5452 Deborah Fowler,, 512-757-1458 The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has found that Texas school districts violate appropriate procedures for addressing attendance issues of students with disabilities in every district…

Governor Brown Signs Bill Expanding Support for Students in Foster Care

October 13, 2015
October 13, 2015 Contact: Lewis Cohen (510) 835-8098 SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation that will improve support for students in foster care. AB 854, authored by Assemblymember Shirley N. Weber (D-San Diego), uses the expertise and experience of the…

Legislature Funds Increased Educational Opportunities for 40,000 Foster Youth

June 10, 2015
June 10, 2015  Contact:
Melissa San Miguel (510) 835-8098 ext. 3025
Jackie Wong (510) 220-5190 Last night, the Legislative Budget Conference Committee, led by Chair Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and Vice Chair Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), voted unanimously to provide…