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Sex ed to be mandatory in California high schools

Gov. Jerry Brown

California Gov.Jerry Brown signed a pair of bills Thursday that will require high school students in the state to take sex education courses and to learn that “yes means yes.” [Sac Bee] Most California school districts currently offer sexual education... (Continue reading)

Atascadero superintendent retiring


The superintendent of the Atascadero Unified School District is retiring this month after four years on the job. [Tribune] Deborah Bowers will retire on June 30. As superintendent, she oversees the education of more than 4,700 students and the operation... (Continue reading)

SLO County school graduation rates rising

In line with California, San Luis Obispo County’s graduation rates increased in 2014, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Department of Education. San Luis Obispo County’s graduation rates increased from 88.7 percent in 2013 to 89.4 percent... (Continue reading)

Atheists protest teaching creationism at Arroyo Grande High School

Amid several complaints about an Arroyo Grande High School science educator allegedly teaching creationism, the principal said he would put an end to it and the school district is planning to investigate, according to a Atheists United of San Luis... (Continue reading)

Are Cuesta College students serial cheaters?

A Cuesta College history teacher recently caught 67 of his 250 students cheating on exams. [New Times] Dr. Anthony Koeninger noticed that students across his six classes had performed unusually well on the first few quizzes of this semester’s “History... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar strike likely avoided

The Lucia Mar Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement with its teachers’ union that may settle a heated contract dispute. District officials and the Lucia Mar Teachers’ Association have clashed for months, and union members voted late last... (Continue reading)

Is California indoctrinating youth through yoga?

Students may continue practicing yoga in California public schools following a court ruling Friday. [LA Times] The three-judge panel of California’s 4th District Court of Appeal upheld a decision by the San Diego Superior Court that allows yoga in Encinitas... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar preparing for teacher strike

The Lucia Mar Unified School District has hired a consultant to help administrators prepare for the possibility of a teacher strike. District officials and the Lucia Mar Teachers Association are currently in a contract dispute. The district has offered teachers... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar teacher strike still a possibility

A meeting of school district and union representatives on Friday failed to resolve the ongoing dispute over Lucia Mar teacher pay. The Lucia Mar teachers are threatening to strike if they do not receive a 10 percent raise. Administrators of... (Continue reading)

San Luis Coastal reaches agreement with teachers

A contract dispute between the San Luis Coastal Unified School District and its teachers’ union appears to be nearing an end. [Tribune] Negotiators have agreed to a tentative three-year deal that would raise teacher pay by 4 percent. The tentative... (Continue reading)

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