Articles Tagged With ‘Education’

California: Who will teach our children?

During the last seven years, the number of Californians becoming teachers has dropped 45 percent, even as student enrollments are expected to rise by 230,000 over the next decade and another 100,000 teachers are expected to retire. [California Watch] Teaching,... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teacher accused of sexting student

A Righetti High School teacher is on administrative leave after a parent found sexually explicit text messages on their son’s phone. [KSBY] The messages allegedly originated from Righetti High School biology teacher Michelle Hill’s phone. The unnamed parent discovered the... (Continue reading)

Egg Drop at Orcutt Academy High School, event photos

Over 80 excited students proffered their “egg-o-nauts” for 50-ft test drops from the Santa Maria Fire Department’s ladder truck.  Each of these creations sheltered a raw chicken egg in a custom-designed mantle.  Each had a maximum mass of 100 g... (Continue reading)

Deciding the future of Cal Poly journalism

OPINION BY WOODY GOULART I am 1973 graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. My undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo was in Journalism. I was born and raised in San Luis Obispo. Even though I no longer... (Continue reading)

Atascadero and Shandon shorten school year

At the same time educational experts are touting the benefits of more time in the classroom, including higher test scores and improved performance, some San Luis Obispo County school districts are lowering their instructional days to help deal with budget... (Continue reading)

ACLU challenges microchipping of preschoolers

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is raising questions over the decision by a Bay Area county to use microchip tracking program in their preschool centers. [California Watch]. At issue is Contra Costa County’s computerized child-tracking initiative called Child Location,... (Continue reading)

Education rally planned for Wednesday in Paso

A public rally to call attention to California’s broken education funding process is set for Wednesday May 19 in Paso Robles. The event is part of a statewide series of rallies being organized Wednesday by the newly-formed California Advocates United... (Continue reading)

California woman receives college diploma at 94

A 94-year-old Bay Area woman is the second oldest person ever to receive a college diploma. [San Francisco Chronicle] Hazel Soares of San Leandro was one of about 500 students to receive a diploma Saturday from Mills College in Oakland.... (Continue reading)

Parents of truant children face jail

The California Senate passed a bill Thursday that allows prosecutors to send parents of children in kindergarten through eighth grade to jail if their kids miss too much school [FresnoBee] Senate Bill 1317 allows prosecutors to charge parents with misdemeanors... (Continue reading)

UC schools have a wait list of 10,700 applicants

Nearly 11,000 high school seniors statewide were offered a spot on one or more of the University of California’s controversial new waiting lists for admission. [Los Angeles Times] A spokesperson for the UC admissions office described 2010 as the most... (Continue reading)