Articles Tagged With ‘Education’

Cal Poly faculty planning walkout

Faculty members at Cal Poly are planning to walk out of classes on Tuesday for a brief protest over Chancellor Charles Reed's decision to cancel scheduled raises. Faculty from CSU campuses throughout California will protest against the “1 percent” who run... (Continue reading)

Greed: The real American dream

OPINION By STACEY WARDE At my college graduation in 1984, a candidate receiving a degree in American Studies stepped up to the podium for his diploma, and someone in the audience proclaimed loudly, “What the hell can you do with... (Continue reading)

Dumb school board member of the week gets no support

A Massachusetts school board member resigned following a much-publicized magic trick at a meeting where he appeared to remove the bra of a fellow board member. [The Enterprise] The meeting was being aired live on cable television at the time.... (Continue reading)

War of words: Are private libraries best?

A bitterly-contested proposal to stem an emerging trend toward privatization of public libraries in California is undergoing myriad changes as it awaits action in the state Senate. Those amendments to the legislation, AB 438, Das Williams (D, Santa Barbara), have... (Continue reading)

Lindamood-Bell program grows brain

In a new study researchers found a San Luis Obispo headquartered company, Lindmood-Bell Learning Processes, helped grow gray matter in the brains of children with dyslexia using a reading intervention program. The independent study, conducted by researchers from the Center for... (Continue reading)

O’Connell: Improved outlook for schools

Jack O’Connell, former State Superintendent for Public Instruction, said Tuesday that he believes the future for education in California is improving. [California Watch] O’Connell, who still maintains a home in San Luis Obispo, made the remarks to a group of... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly professor gets Harvard grant

Victor Valle, a professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at Cal Poly who was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters at the Los Angeles Times, has been named a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study... (Continue reading)

Bill would require California schools to teach contributions of homosexuals

California’s students may soon be instructed on the contributions of homosexuals if Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill that lawmakers delivered to him on Tuesday. [Associated Press] The bill, SB48, adds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as well as... (Continue reading)

Endeavour Institute Balloon Fest, event photos

Wondering what schools are doing today to prepare students to be competitive in the new global economy? On Saturday, June 4, 2011 the Endeavour Institute which sponsors local Endeavour Academies at Paso Robles High School, Orcutt Academy, Templeton High and... (Continue reading)

Central Coast STEM Education Forum, event photos

What does Lieutenant General Susan Helms, Commander of the 14th Air Force, Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Space at Vandenberg AFB and a former NASA astronaut have in common with high school student, Dustin Wyke? Both spoke... (Continue reading)