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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.

Oct 15th, 2010 | 03:24 PM

Last Friday, Sacramento leaders passed the state budget. The Times-Standard confirmed most of the details from last week’s posting, including the deferral of a $1.7 billion payment to schools for cuts made in previous years as well as the suspension of funds required from Proposition 98.  In addition to these actions,...

Oct 8th, 2010 | 03:44 PM

Approaching the 100th day of the fiscal year, California’s lawmakers are close to passing the $87.5 billion state budget and are expected to vote on the final budget today, according to the San Francisco Chronicle Sacramento Bee...