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New bill could streamline tuition waiver for West Valley College students - Mercury News

Legislation could go into effect next January for community college district

Students in the West Valley Mission Community College District could see their tuition automatically waived starting Jan. 1, 2025.

State Assemblymember Marc Berman introduced AB 3158 on Friday, which would streamline the district’s tuition waiver program. Berman’s Assembly district includes Saratoga, where West Valley College is located, and Campbell.

Apodaca: Fact or fiction? A new state law hopes to help schoolchildren determine what’s real - LA Times

A new education policy has so far flown largely under the radar among the general public, but it’s worth paying attention because it could have far-ranging benefits if schools do a good job of implementation.

This year California joins a handful of other states in requiring all K-12 public schools to provide instruction in media literacy, thanks to a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Marc Berman that passed last fall with near-unanimous bipartisan support.

Bill aims to crack down on AI-generated child pornography - Palo Alto Online

Assembly Bill 1831 would eliminate distinction between real and fake when prosecuting creators of explicit videos with children

As artificial intelligence increasingly blurs the distinction between real and fake, state Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park, plans to introduce a law that would make it illegal to use AI technology to create child pornography.

Governor signs two Berman bills that target greater gun safety - Palo Alto Online

New legislation would expand DOJ's power to conduct inspections, require dealers to distribute information about gun risks


Seeking to strengthen California's gun laws, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed, on Sept. 26, a pair of bills authored by Assembly member Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park. The bills empower the Department of Justice to conduct firearm inspection and also require firearm sellers to provide information about the risks of gun ownership.

The bills were Berman's response to the January shooting in Half Moon Bay, which claimed the lives of seven people. Berman, who is a founding member of the Legislature's Gun Violence Working Group, said, "The incident rocked (his) district."

Bill would ensure all California students have access to computer science classes - EdSource

Legislation that would ensure all high school students have access to computer science courses was introduced last week by Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Menlo Park.

“From Silicon Valley to Biotech Beach, California is the undisputed cradle of innovation. People move here from all across the globe with bold ideas and big dreams of changing the world,” Berman said. “But the reality is that far too many California students grow up in the shadows of these tech companies, yet go to schools that don’t even offer them the opportunity to learn the skills they need to one day work there.”

Silicon Valley lawmaker calls for computer science courses in all California high schools

SACRAMENTO – A lawmaker from Silicon Valley has introduced a proposal that would ensure all public high schools in California offer computer science courses, in an attempt to close the digital divide.

Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) introduced Assembly Bill 1054, which would ensure that all of the state's public high school students have access to computer science education. If approved, California would join 27 other states that already require high schools offer the courses.

My District: Is Home to the 2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Champs

My District” gives NCSL members a chance to talk about life in the places they represent, from high-profile events to the fun facts only the locals know.

Earlier this month, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer and the Lady Cardinals held off the Arizona Wildcats 54-53 to win the 2021 NCAA women’s basketball title in San Antonio. It was the Stanford women’s first national title since 1992 and their third overall.