The Santa Maria-Bonita School District is moving forward with a plan to bring bilingual education to its students. The dual immersion program was approved by the superintendent and district board Thursday night.
The program will be set at the new elementary school, which is scheduled to open this August.
District Spokesperson Maggie White says the board chose not to initiate a program start date yet, but says it could go into effect as soon as the start of the next school year.
Seven years ago, Danny Chaffin, then only 19 years old, was volunteering in an orphanage in Kathmandu. It was here he learned about the dire social situation in Nepal. Danny found many children living in the city’s orphanages had been sent to Kathmandu by well-meaning parents, from remote rural villages, without schools, to receive an education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.