Reports focusing on the latest education news and trends along California's Central Coast.

UCSB reports record-breaking donations approaching academic year

Sep 23, 2015
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UC Santa Barbara begins the academic year Thursday on the heels of an historic fiscal year. 

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Investigators are still evaluating the scene at an Atascadero elementary school, after threatening letters and a hazardous package were left on campus last week. 

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly is one step closer to finalizing its 20-year master plan. The university released an updated campus concept map Thursday morning.

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A new survey shows recent Cal Poly and UC Santa Barbara graduates make higher salaries than many of their counterparts nationwide.

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Science, technology, engineering and math are all school subjects typically geared toward boys, and represent careers fields dominated by men. But, there’s an effort taking place on the Central Coast to tutor adolescent girls in this so-called ‘STEM’ curriculum. 

UC system increases minimum wage to $15 an hour

Jul 22, 2015
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The University of California system is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of three years. 

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The president of Cal Poly will get a two percent raise following a vote Tuesday by the CSU Board of Trustees. The salary increase for University executives comes as faculty members negotiate for their own pay hike. 


 Victor Glover is a Cal Poly Alumnus and a NASA astronaut. 

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College students looking to land a job in Silicon Valley are off to a good start if they attend either Cal Poly or UC Santa Barbara.

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Cal Poly is now renovating its historic, hillside letter 'P' in an effort to make the area safe for students and hikers. 

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UC Santa Barbara has sent out its acceptance letters for this coming fall quarter to more than 29,000 potential students.

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Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong spent more than any other CSU president on travel expenses, according to a report by the Los Angeles News Group.

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Cal Poly released a report Tuesday detailing the incidents that lead to a roof-collapse earlier this year.

The annual event referred to as St. Fratty's Day garnered international attention when a video went viral showing a roof collapsing under several people.

Cal Poly officially receives one of largest donations in its history

Jun 8, 2015

A local couple officially donated a large piece of Central Coast land to Cal Poly Monday--  one of the largest, private land donations in the university's 114-year history. 

Stuart and Jan Bartleson announced they would the 450-acre avocado and lemon ranch at a press conference along with university officials.

The ranch, located near Arroyo Grande, will increase Cal Poly's existing agricultural land holdings to more than 10,000 acres.

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Several Cal Poly faculty members and students picketed on campus in front of the President's Administration building Thursday morning. 

They voiced concerns over the number of administrators hired in recent years at the rally. Dr. Belinda Morril is a temporary lecturer and serves as the Academic Senate Representative for part-time faculty. She said that something needs to change.

"We had people there who have been here for 30 years. They're ready to retire. They're not going to get anything out of this, other than to say...this is not the 'Mustang Way,' " said Morril.