Be Informed: Assembly Bill 1531

Education policies are decided all the time that can affect the quality of education of your child. Stay “in the know” by tracking education policies here: www.leginfo.ca.gov Here is some upcoming legislation you may be interested in learning more about. The full bill can be read here

6 Simple Steps to Contact Decision Makers

Education policies are decided all the time that can affect the quality of education of your child. Stay “in the know” by tracking education policies at Bill Search on the Official California State Legislation website. Search a specific bill or use the “keyword” section to find someth

Supporting my child: An Asperger’s Story

Raising my son Ramon with Aspergers has been a challenging and rewarding journey. In looking back at some of the more challenging times I recall the day when I came to realize how important it was to step back and examine where I was and more importantly where he was. It was a hammeri

Duncan Awakens the Forgotten Middle

Our U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, caused uproar last year when he publicly stated that “white, suburban moms” are upset that our kids are not as brilliant as they thought they were. Secretary Duncan seems to have somewhat of a point. All of us, regardless of demographic or

Why PAL Came to Be by Julie Collier

I created Parents Advocate League (PAL) in 2007 after my oldest son had a hard time in first grade learning to read. As a former teacher I thought I had all the answers, but I quickly learned I was lost in a system I thought I knew inside and out. I also felt so alone. I knew my child