June 29th Weekly News Report: Delta Variant, CA Budget, and Private Meetings with Republican Legislators in Shelby County.

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  • In California, the most recent budget is headed to Governor Newsom’s desk. Though it calls for record spending on education from Pre-K through college, the finer details - such as to whom and where the funds will go - remain in flux. (EdSource, CalMatters, Los Angeles Times)


  • In Memphis, headlines were made when a group of parent advocates met with Republican lawmakers this week to discuss the need to improve Shelby County Schools. The meeting did not include representatives from the district.  (Chalkbeat Tennessee, ABC 24