Articles Tagged With ‘Education’

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California Supreme Court tosses case challenging teacher tenure

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In a split decision, the California Supreme Court decided Monday that it will not hear a case challenging tenure and other job protections for public school teachers in the state. The decision constitutes a victory for California teacher unions. [LA... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College chosen for inmate second chance program

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The U.S. Department of Education has chosen Cuesta College as one of five California colleges to participate in a pilot program with a goal of reducing recidivism for inmates through education. As part of the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program,... (Continue reading)

Increase college graduation rates, improve society

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OPINION by ANDREA DEVITT As the 2016-2017 academic year draws near, it’s important to remember what our colleges and universities do for our local communities. Most of us know that people who earn a college degree are likely to earn... (Continue reading)

California to be first state to teach LGBT history in schools


California second graders will soon learn that some families have two moms or two dads. The State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to adopt new K-12 curricula that incorporates LGBT history into public school classes. [The Guardian] The vote... (Continue reading)

Students honored at Templeton American Legion ceremony

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The Templeton American Legion Post 122 honored eight North County students last week who excelled in a patriotism writing contest. Fourth-grade students were asked to submit essays about why we stand for the American flag. Prizes included $25 for first... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly gives TV deal to president’s friend

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By KAREN VELIE (Editor’s note: In the interest of transparency, readers should know that Cal Coast News editor Bill Loving is a tenured professor in the journalism department at Cal Poly. A recording of an interview with Cal Poly President... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar shuffles school board seats

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The Lucia Mar school board has approved a plan to more evenly distribute trustee seats among electoral areas. The board voted to move one trustee seat from the Arroyo Grande area to the Nipomo area, with the change taking effect... (Continue reading)

AG offers water school in place of fines

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In the spirit of traffic school, Arroyo Grande gave its first water school class that allows residents to waive a $50 water waster fine. [Tribune] In May, the Arroyo Grande City Council agreed to fine customers who fail to meet... (Continue reading)

Missile test freaks out Southern Californians

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A bright white light shot through Southern California skies Saturday night as the United States Navy conducted a ballistic missile test. Shortly after, law enforcement officials received panicked calls, and some residents posted videos on social media accompanied by theories... (Continue reading)

California tests scores among worst in U.S.


California K-12 students have some of the worst math and reading skills in the United States, according to new national test results. [Mercury News] The National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) tests the math and reading abilities of a sampling... (Continue reading)

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