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COE Responds to Civil Grand Jury Report


The Monterey County Office of Education has responded to the Monterey County Civil Grand Jury report, titled “Fentanyl: Our Youth in Crisis.”

California Boosts Spending to Help Students Earn Math and Science Degrees


A program for low-income, first-generation STEM students at community colleges is receiving millions of dollars to expand across the state.

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Citing Success in a Salinas School, Greenfield Looks at an Indigenous-Serving Program.

The state of California is trying to transform the education system beyond classroom instruction to make it more accessible for parents to get information they need to support students. One effort is to close the gap between educators and parents,…

The Scoop on Ethnic Studies, in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and Beyond

On this episode of Talk of the Bay with Meilin Obinata, we will learn about the evolution of Ethnic Studies, statewide and locally. Our guests are Omar Dieguez, of Barrios Unidos and Aptos High School graduate, Maximiliano Barrazas, a current …

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As Issues of Racism Persist in Salinas Schools, Parents Consider a Civil Rights Lawsuit.

In 2021, videos and photos of Salinas High School students stomping on and mutilating a Black baby doll circulated in national news. That incident may have faded from the collective memory, but for students in Salinas Union High School District,…

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Bradley Union School District Receives Special Congressional Recognition

BRADLEY — Bradley Union School District was presented with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren last month in honor of its recent acceptance into the national League of Innovative Schools.

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Local Organizations Team Up to Help Monterey County Youth Learn Healthy Lifestyle Habits

MONTEREY COUNTY — More than 130 Monterey County elementary school students and their teachers attended Healthy Youth Field Day, presented by Montage Health Foundation and Aspire Health, at Cardinale Stadium, home of Monterey Bay Football Club.

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Monterey-Salinas Transit Partners With Monterey County Hospitality Association to Provide Free Bus Passes for Rancho Cielo Students

SALINAS — Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST), in partnership with the Monterey County Hospitality Association (MCHA), recently sponsored $5,000 worth of bus passes for the students of Rancho Cielo Youth Campus.

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The MPC Board Finally Elects Officers on Split Votes, Reflecting Deep Divisions.

After several months of infighting, the Monterey Peninsula College Governing Board of Trustees finally has a new chair and vice chair for 2024, but the tumult is far from over. Former vice chair Libby Downey won the position as the…

Student Protestor Voices on Israel-Gaza-Palestine

In this field-produced, bonus episode, the Moment of Truth team interviews pro-Palestinian, student protestors and campers at encampments at UCSC‘s Quarry Plaza, and at Stanford University, in the courtyard in front of the Stanford campus bookstore—one of the longest-lived encampments …

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Salinas City Elementary School District Launches Electric Bus Fleet

SALINAS — Salinas City Elementary School District (SCESD) has added 10 new electric school buses and 10 new electric bus chargers to the District’s school bus fleet.

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Gonzales Stadium Project Set to Begin Next Month

GONZALES — Gonzales Unified School District came to an agreement on May 14 with Tombleson Inc. of Salinas for the construction of the Gonzales Stadium Track and Field Improvement Project at Dick Force Stadium.


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