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Marion Joseph’s Crusade Is Paying Off


Marion Joseph died last year, but her years-long battle to improve the reading skills of California youngsters through phonics instruction lives on.

Monterey Peninsula Unified Settles With Juul


Monterey Peninsula Unified School District’s recent settlement, after three years of litigation, with Juul Labs Inc. will expand the district’s resources to educate and deter youth nicotine use among students.

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CSUMB president announces a change in leadership at Title IX office.

In another shake-up among the CSU Monterey Bay administration since the arrival of President Vanya Quiñones, Wendy Smith, the person in charge of investigating sex discrimination cases, as well as cases of other types of discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases,…

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Salinas City Elementary comes under fire for change to migrant ed program.

In February, Salinas City Elementary School District announced it would eliminate several positions. On the layoff list was a position that alarmed many parents: the person in charge of recruiting students for the Migrant Education Program, a federal program that…

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A CSUMB professor is placed on leave after a student survey uncovers possible issues.

Students griping about professors is not new, but a contingent of students at CSU Monterey Bay took it a step further by conducting a research study to gather data about one professor, Miguel Lopez of the Liberal Studies Department, they…

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Monterey County Office of Education breaks ground on Early Learning Program center

MONTEREY COUNTY — Monterey County Office of Education (MCOE) recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the building of a new Early Learning Program (ELP) center.  The facility, to be named the MCOE ELP Hartnell STEAM Academy, will be built …

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CSUMB celebrates the installation of its fourth president in a traditional ceremony with an informal twist.

A university investiture is typically a solemn ceremony conferring the authority and responsibility of leadership upon a new president. It's one of the oldest traditions in the world of academia, believed to have started in the Middle Ages. Think academic…

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Carmel High School principal removed from his position, amid uproar from parents.

Tuesday, Feb. 7 was chilly for an outdoor meeting, but that did not deter dozens of parents from attending a 9am discussion of the board of the Carmel Unified School District. Many remarked upon the cold while most of the…

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The CSU system reports a dramatic enrollment decline; CSUMB is down by 5 percent since 2020.

Alarm bells started ringing throughout the California State University system after Interim Chancellor Jolene Koester announced in November that enrollment is projected to decline by 25,000 students this academic year, or 7 percent. At a CSU Board of Trustees meeting…

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MPUSD revisits a potential bond measure to build staff and teacher housing.

For the second time in three years, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is considering building staff housing, an effort aimed at reducing turnover. Administrators say the high cost of living and lack of housing hinders the district’s efforts to…

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Certified Nursing Assistant courses give students a pathway into health care careers.

Celia Jiménez here, thinking about how a career change can be refreshing—and mark the start of something new and fulfilling.

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Hartnell changes Covid-19 vaccine requirement

SALINAS — Hartnell College Board of Trustees voted to amend the board policy for students and employees requiring the Covid-19 vaccine.  Rather than requiring proof of vaccination to register for classes or to begin employment, the amended change “strongly recommends” …

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