Articles Tagged With ‘Education’

Five local school districts make state watch list

Five San Luis Obispo County school districts have been placed on California’s fiscal “watch list.” [California Watch] Atascadero Unified, Lucia Mar Unified, Paso Robles Joint Unified, San Miguel Joint Union Elementary, and Shandon Joint Unified have all been given “Qualified... (Continue reading)

Admission into Stanford University harder than ever

Just how hard is it for your son or daughter to be admitted into Stanford University? Acceptance stats announced this week in Palo Alto underscore the formidable challenge. [San Jose Mercury News] A new record was set as only 7.2... (Continue reading)

UC system to consider three-year degree; other changes

The University of California is considering dramatic changes, including offering three-year bachelor’s degrees and enrolling more out-of-state undergraduates. [Los Angeles Times] On Tuesday, the UC’s Commission on the Future heard a set of ten proposals aimed at making the 10-campus... (Continue reading)

Thousands protest education cuts

Demonstrators took to the streets across California on Thursday to protest education funding cuts for high schools and universities. [Los Angeles Times] In Oakland, 150 marchers were arrested after they blocked a freeway, tying up rush hour traffic near the... (Continue reading)

Superintendent under investigation for inappropriate relationship with student

San Miguel Joint Union School District board officials have hired an investigator to look into allegations that 55-year-old Supt. Dean Smith had an inappropriate relationship with a former student. “The school board is concerned and they are investigating, but we are... (Continue reading)

Expected cuts to Cuesta not so deep

By KAREN VELIE Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced earlier today that his revised plan would restore billions of dollars to the state budget, greatly improving previously grim prospects for higher education. Current fiscal year cuts to Cuesta College have diminished from an estimated... (Continue reading)