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New Law Allows Former Students To Change Name And Gender On Past Student Records

Assembly Bill (AB) 711 establishes a process for former students to change their name and gender on pupil records, including diplomas.

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Governor Newsom Signs Comprehensive Reforms for Charter Schools

In the largest overhaul of California's Charter Schools Act ("Act") since it was enacted in 1992, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1505 and AB 1507 on October 3, 2019. The Act authorizes the establishment and operation of charter schools in California.

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Governor Signs Charter Transparency Bill

Newly elected Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a bill aimed at increasing charter school transparency. Senate Bill (SB) 126 settles, once and for all, the debate over whether charter schools and their governing bodies are subject to California's open meeting, conflicts of interest, and public records laws.

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Sunshine Laws To Begin Shining On Charter Schools: Charter Schools Subject To Public Transparency Laws

The California Attorney General recently issued a long-awaited opinion addressing the applicability of certain "sunshine" laws to charter schools. Specifically, the Attorney General concluded that California charter schools and their governing bodies are subject to the Ralph M. Brown Act (Brown Act), the California Public Records Act (Public Records Act), Government Code section 1090 and the Polit

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