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  • Leader Editorial: Discipline rule makes little sense

    A member of the state Assembly, Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) successfully carried a bill through legislation this year that he hopes will put the brakes on school officials who excessively take advantage of a portion of state education code that allows them to suspend students for willful defiance.
  • School bill is labeled 'lunacy'

    A bill that prohibits school administrators from expelling students if they willfully defy educators, set to take effect next year, was panned by Burbank school officials last week. Introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), the bill...

    State Senate race seen as proxy fight over malpractice law

    State Senate race seen as proxy fight over malpractice law
    The decades-long battle over medical malpractice limits played out in a very public way with Proposition 46, which would have raised the cap on pain and suffering damages to $1.1 million. The doctors, insurers and other healthcare interests who...

    Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students

    Gov. Brown signs bills aiding immigrant children, troubled students
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation to provide $3 million in legal aid for the thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who have flooded into the U.S. illegally this year. The Democratic governor also approved a...

    Brown signs bill limiting some suspensions, vetoes college repair funds

    Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed legislation that will limit suspensions for students who "willfully defy" teachers and administrators. Supporters of the measure say schools too often suspend or expel students for "willful defiance," which...