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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)

Lucia Mar teacher pay dispute not done yet

Neither a rally Tuesday, nor a school board meeting brought an end to an ongoing pay dispute between Lucia Mar teachers and district officials, but a resolution to the money disagreement may come soon. About 400 people, including students and... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar students side with teachers in pay dispute

CORRECTION:An earlier version incorrectly said that teachers at Lucia Mar Unified School District had not received a raise in several year. However, Lucia Mar teachers received a 2 percent raise in 2012/2013 and a 4.3 percent raise in 2013/2014. Students... (Continue reading)



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