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Sand crab monitoring, plankton labs and squid dissections are serious—and seriously fun—activities at Camp SEA Lab, whose mission is “helping children explore the wonders of the marine environment from the top of the watershed to the bottom of the deep sea as they gain a greater appreciation for what science can teach them about our world and the importance of being good stewards for the ocean.”

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Carmel Decides to Wait on Naming New School Superintendent


The Carmel Unified School District board approved a motion to not conduct a superintendent search, and instead will consider appointing one at a future closed-session meeting.

Cal State Tuition to Rise 34 Percent Over Five Years


The tuition increases were forecast earlier this year, when a Cal State task force concluded the system needs at least $1.5 billion annually in new revenue to afford student services and bolster its academic offerings.

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Image caption: Non-law enforcement spending on anti-hate efforts has topped $200 million since 2021, more than any other state.
California Spends Millions to Stop Hate Crimes. Here’s How

Hate crimes were up 20 percent in California in 2022, with those against transgender, Muslim and Black people increasing especially sharply. But the state is also spending more than any other to combat such crimes, including a hotline, state commission …

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Taylor Farms donates more than 1,100 backpacks to students in King City, Salinas

KING CITY — More than 1,100 backpacks filled with school supplies were delivered to students in King City and Salinas this year as part of Taylor Farms’ 13th annual Backpack Giving Program. After starting the program in Monterey County in …

Image caption: New legislation will impose penalties on local school boards that ban books for covering issues of diversity.
New California Bill Slaps Back at School Book Bans

California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.

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MPUSD launches a website to teach other school districts how to support homeless students.

Schools are increasingly seen not just as places for learning, but hubs for needed resources.

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Soledad Unified School District to name building in honor of late staff member

SOLEDAD — Soledad Unified School District will be naming the kindergarten building on the Gabilan Elementary School campus in honor of John Fuller, a beloved employee who died shortly after retiring from the district after more than 30 years. Fuller …

Image caption: Protests have erupted statewide in response to right-wing activists in California school districts who are trying to put anti-LGBTQ+ policies in place.
State Moves to Stop Anti-LGBTQ+ Local School Board Policies

Under a system that has long prioritized local control for school districts. state officials now are fighting some recent board decisions regarding LGBTQ students.

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In Salinas’ long-range plans, developers and property owners win on appeal against school districts.

Over some 20 years, Salinas city officials mapped out plans for future growth. Their results were two planning documents – the West Area Specific Plan (WASP) and Central Area Specific Plan (CASP), approved in 2019 and 2020, respectively. The plans…

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Faster internet coming to Bradley School

BRADLEY — Staff from Monterey County Office of Education’s Information Technology and General Services Department made a site visit to Bradley Elementary School last month in preparation for AT&T’s fiber-optic installation. The MCOE team included Network Systems Engineer Jonathan Schneider, …

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Working Together: TTCF and California Local

A conversation with Stacy Caldwell, CEO of Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

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Board of Carmel Unified School District votes 3-2 to accept Superintendent Ted Knight's resignation.

Transition at the top leadership level of Carmel Unified School District continues. On Friday, Aug. 11, the board of trustees announced that Superintendent Ted Knight is resigning in exchange for a separation payment.

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