Articles Tagged With ‘public schools’




Paso Robles school board row leads to censure

The Paso Robles Joint Unified School District board censured one of its members Tuesday, accusing him of a wide range of misconduct including having a conflict of interest, spreading misinformation and threatening colleagues with references... (Continue reading)

Atheists launch club at Arroyo Grande elementary school

In a bid to compete with after-school religious clubs, Atheists United of San Luis Obispo launched a Young Skeptics program at an Arroyo Grande elementary school. The club is the first ever Young Skeptics chapter... (Continue reading)

California teachers on leave for mocking ‘Day Without Immigrant’ students

Five teachers and a counselor at a Southern California high school took to Facebook last week to express their immense satisfaction with the “Day Without Immigrants.” The teachers stated that, for a day, they did... (Continue reading)

Parent threatens to shoot up South County high school

Irate over his son’s suspension, a father threatened to shoot staffers at Lopez Continuation High School in rural Arroyo Grande, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities arrested the man hours later.... (Continue reading)

SLO County schools concerned with post-election hate speech

In the aftermath of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in last month’s election, the superintendent of San Luis Obispo County schools is warning local students against demonstrating racism and using hate speech. [Tribune] Though it does... (Continue reading)

Jared Springer gets a new prom

An Arroyo Grande High School student who is battling a brain tumor has become a local celebrity after being kept out of his senior prom by the Lucia Mar school district. The community is now... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar teachers endorse a strike

The South County teachers’ union currently engaged in a pay dispute with the Lucia Mar Unified School District voted Thursday to authorize a strike. Representatives of the Lucia Mar Unified Teachers Association must still meet... (Continue reading)

Lucia Mar teachers could strike next month

Lucia Mar district officials and representatives of its teachers’ union will gather Wednesday for a mediation hearing in an attempt to stave off a strike that could occur in less than a month. District officials... (Continue reading)

Government schools and the state of the republic

OPINION BY GARY KIRKLAND I start this essay with a bit of false reasoning, argumentum ad verecundium, which means appeal from authority. I was a teacher in government schools for 37 years. I was able... (Continue reading)

California legislator calls for return to bilingual educations

California State Senator Ricardo Lara proposed a ballot measure Thursday that would reverse the state’s ban on multilingual education in public schools. [LA Times] Sixteen years ago, California voters approved Proposition 227, which requires public... (Continue reading)