Articles Tagged With ‘Public Education’

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)

Cuesta College delays pay cuts for top administrators

The Cuesta College Board of Trustees voted last week to delay voluntary pay cuts for interim College President Gil Stork and the college’s three vice presidents – amounting to about $36,390. [Tribune] In May, the college’s board of trustees approved... (Continue reading)

California law requires schools to teach LGBT history

Public schools in California will be required to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans starting Jan. 1 after Gov. Jerry Brown  signed a controversial bill on Thursday. [SFGate] Social sciences curriculum textbooks now must... (Continue reading)

Senate approves college aid for illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants would be allowed to get privately financed student aid administered by state universities and colleges under legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate and sent to Gov. Jerry Brown. [LATimes] Brown said during last year’s election campaign that... (Continue reading)

How much money should a CSU president make?

The debate over how much money a California State University president should be paid flared up again with word that the new president of San Diego State University will make $100,000 more annually than his predecessor. [LA Times] Dr. Elliot... (Continue reading)

Central Coast higher education costs skyrocket

All but one of the San Luis Obispo County area public higher education campuses are on a new list produced by the U.S. Department of Education showing colleges and universities with the fastest-rising tuition and fees – and those campuses... (Continue reading)

New vaccine law takes effect

A new California law that requires middle and high school students to be vaccinated against whooping cough takes effect July 1—a regulation that intends to help curb an outbreak of the highly contagious disease. All students entering 7th through 12th grades... (Continue reading)

Retired educators receive more than $100,000 annually

As public pension reform takes center stage in Sacramento, the number of newly retired school administrators earning more than $100,000 a year jumped 650 percent between 2005 and 2011. [Sacramento Bee] Six-figure payouts to retired educators increased from 700 to... (Continue reading)

Make Cal Poly 2.0 a reality

OPINION By ROGER FREBERG Universities across the country are beginning to experience the pain of decreasing expectations. No longer able to meet demand by increasing student fees and by using bail out funds – I mean “stimulus money” – administrations... (Continue reading)

SLO County unequal in student funding

State lawmakers have struggled for decades to bring equality to how school districts are funded, yet some San Luis Obispo County school districts receive thousands more per student than others, according to  California Watch analysis. And the data shows spending... (Continue reading)