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

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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.

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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
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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. 


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