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

International Baccalaureate

Brian Reynolds explores the International Baccalaureate Programs at Grover Beach Elementary School. His guests are James Snyder, the principal of Grover Beach Elementary and Petra Reynolds, Grover Beach Elementary's International Baccalaureate Coordinator.

Flickr member alamosbasement. Image edited from original form.

Several charter schools in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties are being accused by the Southern California branch of the ACLU of having illegal policies that force parents to volunteer their time, as well as accusations of problems with economic and racial diversity.

Code Press Kit

Central Coast universities are looking for ways to get more women interested in pursuing degrees in computer science. 

Lauren Milbourne, Cuesta College

Students at community colleges along the Central Coast are preparing for graduation ceremonies this spring. 

Tips for getting over your fear of public speaking

May 18, 2016

If the idea of speaking in public makes you feel queasy, you're not alone. Public speaking tops the list of fears for many people. 

Cal Poly Dairy Science Department Facebook page

Several hundred Cal Poly students and alumni are voicing concern over the university’s master plan update, which they say could jeopardize elements of the dairy science program. 

Cuesta College

The number of Hispanic students attending San Luis Obispo County’s Cuesta College is on the rise, and as a result the U.S. Government is giving it a new designation.

ASI, Cal Poly

Cal Poly students are planning a protest rally for this coming Monday in concert with students on several other CSU campuses. 

Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center

The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center is out with a second edition of its popular book that showcases creative writing and artwork done by Central Coast students. 

Cal Poly CFA

UPDATE: Friday, April 8, 2016 at 6:35 p.m.

Faculty at Cal Poly and the 22 other California State University campuses are being offered a five percent salary hike effective June 30. 

Santa Barbara Junior High School math teacher Joey Ogle

A group of Santa Barbara County middle school students spent much of their Monday afternoon on lockdown in the U.S. Capitol Building after a man was shot during a routine security screening.

Cuesta College

Update - March 16, 2016 at 5:46 p.m.

Cuesta College now has the authority to ban a former student who is facing charges for threatening a local elementary school. 

Cuesta College

A local college is seeking legal clarification surrounding the status of one its students. Bret Stephen Landen, the man accused of threatening an Atascadero elementary school in September, is currently attending Cuesta College. 

Allan Hancock College

New research from the California Community Colleges finds even students who don’t complete certificates or transfer to four-year colleges can benefit economically.

Cal Poly School of Education

A powerful name in education along the Central Coast is expressing concern this week over California's teacher shortage.

Flickr member youngthousands

A potential strike by faculty at Cal Poly and 22 other California State University (CSU) campuses is about a month away, and this has administrators developing plans for how to handle the situation. 

ASI, Cal Poly

The company running dining options on the Cal Poly campus is facing criticism after pulling its advertising from the university's student newspaper.

The Cal Poly Corporation made the move shortly after the paper ran a story about a lack of nutritional options for students. Mustang News published the piece last month about a recent university study that said Campus Dining offers few healthful entrees (12 percent). 

Jordan Bell, KCBX News

Over the past five years, nearly 30 people have died on the train tracks running through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties.

Many of these incidents have been ruled accidental.

Sonia Fernandez, UCSB

Broadcast date: 02/10/16

 In honor of Valentine's Day, a look closer look at marriage. A new study out of UC Santa Barbara takes a closer look at the economics of tying the knot to determine who is most likely to say ‘I Do.’   

Cal Poly CFA

Strike dates were announced Monday for professors at Cal Poly and throughout the California State University (CSU) system, should the current contract process fail to meet current salary demands.

Sonia Fernandez, UCSB

New research out of UC Santa Barbara shows the Body Mass Index (BMI), which essentially scales a person's weight against their height, is bad at categorizing health. 

Lauren Milbourne, Cuesta College

Back in November of 2014... San Luis Obispo County voters approved a 275-million dollar bond for improvements to Cuesta College... known as Measure L.

One of the largest teachers associations on the Central Coast is calling an impasse over negotiations regarding salaries, working conditions and curriculum. 

The announcement moves the negotiation process into another stage. 

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

In light of the numerous mass shootings that have affected the nation over the past few years, Cal Poly is preparing its campus for such an incident.

University Police presented a safety forum to the campus community on Thursday.

Spencer Bruttig, UC Santa Barbara

A recently renovated facility opens its doors this week to Central Coast students.

After more than two years of construction the completed University Library at UC Santa Barbara is open for student-use. 

Tournament of Roses Parade

Cal Poly will be represented twice in the Tournament of Roses Parade at the start of the new year.

Cal Poly is accepting applications this week for a newly approved business program. The 10-month graduate program allows students to work alongside companies like Google and Walmart. Hear from Sanjiv Jaggia, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs with the Orfalea College of Business at Cal Poly, about why this new Master of Science in Business Analytic programs is more relevant than ever.

Flickr user Ricardo Diaz

A federal lawsuit is being filed against the University of California System this week on behalf of a former UC Santa Barbara student. 

Cal Poly Universities

New Years Day is fast approaching and with it comes many local traditions including, tuning into or physically going to the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. 

Arroyo Grande High School

UPDATE: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 4:53 p.m.

The Arroyo Grande Police Department said Tuesday afternoon that the teacher being investigated for sexual assault is a woman. The student is a boy under the age of 18.

Original story:

An Arroyo Grande High School teacher is under investigation following a report of sexual assault against a student.