Education

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

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. 

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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.

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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.

Aidan Mathews

Cal Poly estimates Thursday's march, focused on expanding acceptance for diversity, saw as many as 800 people in attendance-- a big crowd for a university that has historically seen few large-scale social protests. 

Students and faculty chanted as they made their way across campus with President Jeffery Armstrong walking in support. 

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A march is planned through the Cal Poly campus Thursday morning following a series of controversial events including hate speech and death threats.

Jordan Bell

A local elementary school is now using a rare teaching tool, one used by just a handful of schools throughout the country.

Fifth graders at Oceano Elementary practice how to proceed at a four-way stop on the school's recently completed bicycle course. It's painted on the blacktop and simulates real-life traffic situations.

Cal Poly CFA

California State University (CSU) faculty members took their salary concerns to the institution's main headquarters on Tuesday. 

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

California Faculty Association (CFA) members are giving authorization to strike if salary negotiations with the California State University (CSU) system should fail.

@CalPoly Twitter

The head of the California State University (CSU) system is on the Cal Poly campus on Tuesday, where he held a question and answer session with students, faculty and staff. 

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The Atascadero Unified School District announced Monday afternoon that San Benito Elementary and Del Rio Continuation High Schools were on lock-down.

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

Cal Poly students are beginning a series of road trips back-and-forth to Pomona for work on their 2016 Rose Parade float.

Santa Maria-Bonita School District

Central Coast educators want to address sweltering conditions in their classrooms, brought on by record breaking heat this fall and a lack of air conditioning in older buildings. 

Thomas Loster

Scholars from around the world are coming to the Central Coast this week to study how to best handle a catastrophic drought situation. 

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.

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

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

Lisa Osborn, KCBX News

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
Wikipedia user: Coolcaesar

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

Jay Thompson, Cal Poly

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. 

NASA

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

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