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Mona Vakilifathi

Mona Vakilifathi is a Researcher at Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), providing weekly updates of political events pertaining to California’s education system on PACE’s “Conditions of Education in California” blog. Mona is also a Research Analyst at the Center for Education Policy Analysis at Stanford University, assisting with data collection and data analysis for projects pertaining to teacher support, retention and evaluation as well as school leadership roles and responsibilities. Mona’s research interests include the politics of education, education policymaking, and American politics.

Jun 20th, 2011 | 03:11 PM

Important events have marked the advancement of the state budget this past week. Below, the bolded statements provide a simple summary of each relevant event leading to the current status of the state budget.
Senate budget vote begins and several parts of state budget were approved last weekend: As legislators continued working on Friday and through the weekend, three minor budget...

Jun 10th, 2011 | 03:06 PM

Next week, June 15th marks the constitutional deadline for state leaders to pass the budget for the next fiscal year. Within the next week, as reported by The Press-Enterprise, state leaders are expected to pass a budget plan that will address the remaining $9.6 billion deficit. If these leaders fail to pass the budget by its deadline,...