OpEd Written By Global Director, Bonnie Reiss. Who supports gerrymandering? Not voters, who regularly prefer to give independent commissions the power to set voting boundaries. Not the Supreme Court, which ruled Monday in favor of Arizona's voters and their redistricting commission. That leaves one group: politicians interested in keeping their jobs, regardless of voters' best interests, democracy and plain common sense. The Los Angeles Times
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Although still in its infancy, the USC Schwarzenegger Institute has already generated extensive media coverage in connection with its mission and activities.
While some progress has been made, women are significantly underrepresented in the highest positions of leadership. This comes at a high cost: When women lead, they bring value to their fields and to society as a whole. The Sacramento Bee
My background in sports gives me a unique perspective. When I heard the news last week that Governor Jerry Brown, who followed me into the governor’s office, had accelerated California’s goal to reduce greenhouse gases, the weightlifter in me was overjoyed.
At issue is the $1.15 billion 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or CCLC, grant program, the largest source of federal after-school funding. Education Week
Almost 1,000 students in the Camdenton R-III district are involved in some sort of after school program. According to Afterschool Services Director, Sherry Comer, every day 11.3 million children are alone after school and are unsupervised for an average of seven hours per week. Lake News
CEO of Teza Technologies Presents $300,000 to After-School All-Stars at National After-School Summit
After-School All-Stars (ASAS) recognized a $300,000 three-year national grant from Misha Malyshev, CEO of Teza Technologies, at the National After-School Summit on March 24, 2015. ASAS co-hosted the event with the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy and Afterschool Alliance to demonstrate the importance of after-school programs. Business Wire
Arnold Schwarzenegger has unleashed a tirade against Indiana's polarizing Religious Freedom Restoration Act, saying the new laws are 'distracting and divisive' for the Republican Party. While the legislation has sparked a nationwide outcry, with many claiming it legalizes discrimination against lesbians and gays and causing boycotts of the state, the actor and former California governor has a different take on the controversy. The Daily Mail
It is for Republicans who choose the politics of division over policies that improve the lives of all of us. It is for Republicans who have decided to neglect the next generation of voters. It is for Republicans who are fighting for laws that fly in the face of equality and freedom.If we want our party to grow and last, we must be focused on real solutions to problems Americans are facing. The Washington Post
The Afterschool Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to ensure that all children have access to affordable, high-quality afterschool programs. The idea of providing programs for students to attend after the regular school day — where they can keep learning in different ways, play and stay in a safe environment — is a no-brainer, but somehow keeps falling under the radar of school reformers and policy makers. Washington Post
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger held a national summit Tuesday calling on Congress to preserve more than $1 billion in federal funding for after-school programs that have been criticized over lackluster academic outcomes for participants. Schwarzenegger was joined by education, business and law enforcement leaders in demanding that any reauthorization of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law maintain the funding for after-school programs. AP - Los Angeles