Press Release

Friday, October 13, 2017

Today, Governor Jerry Brown announced the signing of AB 705, which changes the way that community college students are placed in remedial courses at all 114 of California’s Community Colleges.  

 

Friday, October 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin’s significant piece of legislation (AB 797) designed to extend Solar Thermal rebates for customers until 2020 was signed by the governor. The bill will go into effect at the beginning of 2018.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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.

 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

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.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017

Assemblymember Irwin was the keynote speaker at CSUCI's Student Leadership Retreat.