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Catching Up, and Looking Forward: Student Issues After a Year of COVID-19

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On the latest episode of Let’s Talk: Lozano Smith Podcast, host Sloan Simmons joins Lozano Smith attorneys Ruth Mendyk and Joshua Whiteside to discuss updates to district policies and practices during the 2020-21 school year, pending legislation on student retention and grading issues for 2021-22 and proposed curriculum and kindergarten / preschool related issues for future years.

Show Notes & Featured Topics

2:30 – Assembly Bill (AB) 1127 – Expanded transfer rights to victims of bullying (Client News Brief 74)
4:34 – Education Code 48900(r) – Student discipline for bullying
6:35 – Heightened transportation obligation within AB 1127
7:55 – Changes to conditions for student UCP (Uniform Complaint Procedures) complaints (Client News Brief 77)
10:35 – Face masks
11:20 – California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines (Client News Brief 3)
12:30 – Vaccinations
16:47 – June 15th reopening
17:46 – Masks and buses (Executive Order 13998)
19:26 – AB 104 – Student retention
26:29 – AB 104 timelines
28:10 – Pass/no pass grades (Education Code 49066.5)
31:10 – Senate Bill (SB) 545 – Student retention
36:56 – AB 101 – Ethnic studies curriculum
38:24 – California State Board of Education (CSBE) adopted curriculum
38:54 – Critical race theory & teaching about race
42:54 – AB 22 – Expanded transitional kindergarten
43:26 – SB 50 – California state preschool program
44:05 – Virtual instruction & independent study

Listen to this podcast as well as past episodes here.

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