Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin honored as California Tech Champion

As published in the Ventura County Star.

CompTIA, a technology association, presented Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, with the 2018 CompTIA California Tech Champion Award, citing consistent leadership and support of the technology industry in the California Legislature.

Bill approved would help parents protect children from Equifax hack

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s (D-Thousand Oaks) legislation AB 608, prohibiting credit reporting agencies from charging fees when parents or guardians freeze their children’s credit reports, is one step closer to becoming law.

 

40 percent of CSU students take remedial classes. Why those courses will soon be gone.

Sacramento Bee

This fall, nearly 40 percent of incoming freshmen at California State University were placed in developmental math or English courses. In the state’s sprawling community college system, three-quarters of any given incoming group is deemed unprepared for college-level work when they arrive.

It will be semesters or even years – and thousands of dollars in additional tuition costs – until these students can begin the general education classes that advance them toward a degree. Frustrated or discouraged, many will drop out before they ever reach that point.

 

Irwin's bill addressing remedial community college courses awaits governor's signature

The California Legislature recently passed a bill that would prompt changes in the way students are placed into remedial courses at community colleges throughout California.

The bill, called the Community College Placement Bill, was created by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin. The bill has moved to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, where Irwin, D-Thousand Oaks, believes it will be signed.