Los Angeles Times
12.31.15 | Sonali Kohli
Among the many state bills that passed in 2015, and take effect Friday, are a number that focus on some of the state’s most vulnerable students —those who are homeless, in foster care, potential victims of sexual assault and those kept out of advanced classes which hurts their ability to go to college.
Here are some of the new laws that politicians and education activists hope will help those students.
Punishing and preventing sexual assault
Sexual assault on college campuses has become a national issue over the last few years, particularly after the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights opened investigations into more than 100 universities for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse reports.