education

Education
5:54 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Creativity with Measure I bonds saves some Santa Barbara County taxpayers nearly $6 million

Buildings on the Allan Hancock campus built with Measure I funds.
Credit Allan Hancock College

A refinancing move by the Allan Hancock College District is expected to save some Santa Barbara County taxpayers nearly $6 million in the years to come. 

Back in 2006, voters approved Measure I, a $180 million bond to pay for facility and technology improvements at Allan Hancock College. Last week, a portion of those bonds were resold at a better interest rate for taxpayers.

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Education
7:07 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Fall quarter starts for Cal Poly Students with positive trends on campus

First day of fall quarter on the Cal Poly campus, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Credit Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

Monday was the first day of the academic year for Cal Poly students.

Incoming freshmen will be happy to learn that Cal Poly ranks No. 3 in California for having the highest paid graduates of any public 4-year degree programs. The school ranks just behind UC Berkeley and UC San Diego according to PayScale.com.

Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong says the overall financial situation for the university is on a good upward trend, following years of budget cuts during the recession.

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Education
3:34 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Allan Hancock College works to offer four year degree, expand ag offerings

An example of new buildings added to the Allan Hancock College campuses through Measure I bond funds.
Credit Allan Hancock College

It’s part three of our ongoing conversations with the men and women in charge of the Central Coast's public colleges and universities. 

President of Allan Hancock College, Dr. Kevin Walthers, speaks with News Director Randol White about the direction that institution is now taking, including a growing viticulture department and the expansion of its satellite facilities.

Broadcast date: 9/3/14

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Arts
6:00 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Arts Education Advocacy

Broadcast date: 8/28/2014

Arts education has been disappearing from California’s schools for the past thirty years. Currently, only 11% of public schools meet the state goal for arts instruction. The group Arts Education Advocates believes education will prepare our students for the expectations of the twenty-first century workforce, which requires innovation, communication and collaboration.

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Education
6:12 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Santa Maria school year ready to start, overcrowding still a problem

The yet-to-be-named elementary school under construction in Santa Maria is about half way through the construction process.
Credit Santa Maria-Bonita School District

Students in Santa Maria will head back to school on August 12 facing overcrowded classrooms and campuses.

The Santa Maria-Bonita School District is working to address the problem by building 12 new classrooms at its Tommie Kunst Junior High.

A Santa Maria construction company was awarded the bid at a special session of the board of education Thursday. Its bid was the lowest.

A new yet-to-be-named elementary school campus is also under construction. Both projects are being self-financed through loans.

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Education
5:30 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Cal Poly highly ranked among California universities in new survey

The Poly Canyon Dorms, Baggett Stadium, and nearby agriculture centers on the north side of the San Luis Obispo campus.
Credit Flickr member Rob Bulmahn

The college ranking season has begun with Money Magazine's look at the best universities nationwide.

Cal Poly is within the top five percent of schools considered to be a good investment for your money. UCSB is within the top seven percent.

Among California schools, Cal Poly comes in at number eleven.

President Jeff Armstrong says in order to crack that top ten, Cal Poly needs to better its graduation rate.

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Education
6:33 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Full-time student enrollment soars at Cuesta College

The main Cuesta College San Luis Obispo campus.
Credit Cuesta College

There is a surge of full-time students looking to attend Cuesta College this fall. The latest figures from the college show a jump of more than 12 percent enrolling in classes throughout San Luis Obispo County.

The fall semester doesn't begin until mid-August, so there are still several weeks remaining for students to register.

The number of students looking to attend Cuesta took a big hit during the recession as budget cuts created a limited class schedule. Also, concern began to grow over the school's accreditation, forcing some to consider colleges elsewhere.

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Education
9:09 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Reforming Education

Educator and author, John Kuhn, articulates the need funding equality throughout the education system.

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Education
1:37 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Education Revolution

It may be time for a serious education revolution.  A revolution to emancipate students from the deadening experience of trudging through a system that is so focused on training the next generation of glorified factory workers that it is harming them physically, emotionally, and socially.  Tune in for A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, for a discussion about the importance of educating the whole student to ensure a vitalized, engaged, and fully functioning populace.  Your calls with questions and comments are a always welcomed and encouraged.

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Maker Movements
2:15 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Welcome to the Maker Movement

Who is a Maker? What is a Hacker? Why are collaborative workspaces popping up around the globe? Learn why Maker Spaces are the growing platform that will provide the basic hands-on technical training needed to produce goods in our current economy.  Host Fred Munroe is joined by guests Clint Slaughter, M.D., and CEO of SLO MakerSpace, along with Michael Bales and Steve Phillips, co-founders of Santa Barbara’s Hackerspace to explore the importance of these spaces as a place for creation, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Education
2:19 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

College Program Helps Salinas Farmworkers Learn to Code

Silicon Valley draws thousands of young programmers hoping to strike it rich in the tech industry. Problem is, it's a rather exclusive club, favoring top-notch graduates from prestigious universities. But a new program in the Salinas Valley is challenging that formula, by helping the children of farm working families become programmers and engineers -- in just three years.

The California’s Report's Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis says a lot is on the line for these students…and their families.

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Education
12:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Restoring Opportunity

 

Economists Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane lay out a meticulously researched case showing how intervention and support can help improve education for low-income children.

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Arroyo Grande High School
12:00 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Central Coast Regional Middle-School Science Bowl

Kathleen Schwinn, a junior at Arroyo Grande High School, discusses the "Central Coast Regional Middle-School Science Bowl."

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Action for Healthy Communities
12:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Central Coast Voices: air date 01-09-2014

One of the most important aspects of planning for our community's future is understanding the present. To help do this the Community Foundation of San Luis Obispo conducts the Vital Signs reports, which is the latest in a series of reports issued by ACTION for Healthy Communities. The report provides real data on community issues from homelessness to education to quality of life topics.

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