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CAWS IB Workshops At Lake Tahoe In June 2024

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We hope to see you next summer for our 2024 workshops. Register early to ensure you can join us in person in the mountains near beautiful Lake Tahoe, CA.
WORKSHOP CHANGE: Due to significant interest we are now offering another session of Approaches to Teaching and Learning for ALL levels during the June 27-30 session. This June 27-30 session of workshops is primarily for PYP teachers, so take advantage of this new opportunity and sign up soon. 

Registration and information here for Lake Tahoe from June 19 - 22, June 23 - 26, and June 27 - 30, 2024

Please contact Matthew Davis if you have any questions: Matthew Davis or 619 631-5444.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

Warm regards,
Mike, Robin, Jerry, Matt and Tom


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Education Committees Hear First Set of 2024 Bills

Last week, both the Senate and Assembly Education committees dispensed with their first hearings to consider newly introduced bills in 2024. Altogether, the two committees heard over 45 bills. We wanted to highlight a few of the major bills that passed and will now move on to the next steps in the legislative process. You can also find a list of all the actions taken by the committees here.
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Gavin Payne - January 2024 Update

This morning, Governor Newsom released his initial draft of the 2024-25 budget.

First, the big news: earlier, the Legislative Analyst had recently opined that the state’s budget shortfall (covering 3 years) would total $68 billion. Significantly, the Department of Finance estimates that shortfall to be only $38 billion. Although revenues are still down, The Governor’s proposed budget reflects that lower deficit number.
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Congratulations 2023/2024 CAWS Teacher Award Winners!!

We are pleased to announce the winners of our 2023/2024 Teacher Awards!! We had a record setting number of nominations and regret that there was not an award for each of those amazing educators. Everyone in attendance at our CAWS Spring Seminar enjoyed celebrating the achievements of those selected this year.
Professional Development Winners
These deserving winners will receive reimbursement to attend their events.
IB Global Conference in Washington DC
Jennifer Stahl, Competitive Edge Charter Academy
CAWS IB Training in Lake Tahoe
Maria Velasco, Pacific Beach Middle School
CAWS Exemplary Educators
These incredible teachers will receive $500.00 and a plaque
Tekoa Chilcote, Vista Academy of Visual and Performing Arts , PYP
Kelsey Courneya, Roosevelt International Middle School, MYP
Jaime Huerta, Monte Vista Christian School, DP


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Trailer Bill Changes to LRE Block Grant

There appears to be some confusion regarding proposed Learning Recovery Emergency Block Grant (LRE) trailer bill language that is related to a recent lawsuit settlement agreement. While we do not have all the answers yet, we can clarify that (1) there is not a new $2 billion pot of funding related to either LRE or the settlement and (2) neither the trailer bill language nor the settlement proposes to scoop up money from some LEAs and/or students and provide it to others.
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Revenue Picture and Assessment of Prop 98 Maneuver

On Friday, February 16, 2024, the California Department of Finance (DOF) confirmed that state general fund revenues as of January 31 came in $5.9 billion below the Governor’s budget projections for the current fiscal year. Obviously not good news, but also not surprising in the context of the views shared by the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) in their November and most recent February forecasts.