Articles Tagged With ‘Public Education’

Community colleges could offer four-year degrees

California’s community college system is considering offering four-year degrees, a change designed to provide a more prepared workforce. If adopted by system officials, the change would require legislation authorizing community colleges to offer four-year degrees. In addition, each college would... (Continue reading)

Cuesta College receives $8 million donation

Cuesta College received a donation of more than $8 million, which it will use to eliminate first semester fees for incoming San Luis Obispo County students. Longtime Morro Bay couple Charles and Leeta Dovica donated the money and earmarked it... (Continue reading)

Brown sinks teacher firing legislation

A so-called “bad teacher” bill intended to smooth the path for firing California school educators has been vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown. (Sacramento Bee) The bill, which had the support of the California teachers Association, addressed concerns of some that... (Continue reading)

State board tosses petition for Cayucos students to attend Morro Bay High

A petition to transfer Cayucos High School students from the Coast Unified School District to the San Luis Coastal Unified School District has stalled on a technicality. [Tribune] Numerous Cayucos parents have petitioned the California State Board of Education to... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly’s increasing student body

Cal Poly has about 1,000 more students slated to attend this year compared to last and a goal of increasing attendance by 4,000 to 5,000 students over the next nine years. At the annual fall conference on Monday, Cal Poly’s... (Continue reading)

Coast Unified’s Adams fleeing federal probe?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Departing Coast Unified School District Superintendent Chris Adams is leaving his post under the cloud of a federal investigation into alleged civil rights violations. Earlier this week, Adams acknowledged his five-year stint as head of Cambrian schools... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo city attorney’s brother-in-law gets a job without any competition

CLARIFICATION: Ted Green is Christine Dietrick’s brother-in-law. By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo city officials provided a job to a key employee’s brother-in-law without making the position available to current city employees or the general public. City... (Continue reading)

Schools can’t ask parents for supplies

Teachers in San Luis Obispo County schools will be paying more out of their own pockets for classroom supplies following passage of a new state law prohibiting schools from charging parents any kind of fee. (San Jose Mercury News) The... (Continue reading)

Students at 3 SLO County schools caught posting test images online

California Department of Education investigators caught students at three San Luis Obispo County schools posting images of 2013 standardized tests on social media websites. [Tribune] Arroyo Grande High School, Atascadero High School and Templeton Independent High School were among 242... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar receives $1.7 million to implement Common Core

The Lucia mar School District has received approximately $1.7 million in one-time funds to implement new teaching standards called Common Core. [KCOY] The Common Core State Standards Initiative will align California’s math, science, history and language arts K-12 curricula with... (Continue reading)