Santa Cruz County Local News: Education


All Local Education News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

Image caption: More than one in 20 California students attend school in Santa Cruz County.
Santa Cruz County’s School System, Explained

Santa Cruz County has more than 40,000 students enrolled in its 10 school districts, about 6 percent of all students in the state. Here’s how the school system works, and how it’s grown since its earliest days.

Image caption: California's sprawling public education system encompasses approximately 10,500 schools.
California’s Education System: How the Bureaucracy Works

How California's extensive public school system is organized and managed, explained.

Image caption: California's library system dates back 171 years.
How Cool Are Libraries?

California has gone from one library to more than 1,100 in the last 171 years.

Image caption: View of the architectural detail on the Palomar Hotel.
Santa Cruz Online County Historical Resources

History, writ both small and large, has been made in Santa Cruz County.
Use these online resources to learn more.

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07/12/2024
Researchers at UC Santa Cruz won a prestigious award for their paper outlining new techniques to greatly reduce power consumption by AI models.

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07/11/2024
The Cabrillo Robotics Club won first place in international underwater robotics competition.

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07/11/2024
Public comment is being solicited on mural designs for the Ramsay Park Nature Center in Watsonville.

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07/08/2024
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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07/01/2024
Small and low-income school officials say the bond measure deal is unfair. The money is allocated through matching grants, so wealthier districts that can raise more local funds will get more money from the state.

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06/21/2024
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Voters in Pajaro Valley Unified School District will decide whether to approve $315 million in bonds in the Nov. 5 election to help repair and upgrade the district’s 35 schools. 

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06/20/2024
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Omega Nu Santa Cruz awarded college and vocational scholarships to 31 students from Santa Cruz County high schools during a Scholarship Reception for the students and their families at the Harvey West Park Clubhouse on May 28.

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06/13/2024
In their June 12 meeting, the Live Oak School School District Board of Trustees appointed Patrick Sánchez as the new Superintendent with a 1-year contract.

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06/12/2024
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On this episode of Talk of the Bay with Meilin Obinata, we will learn about the evolution of Ethnic Studies, statewide and locally.

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06/07/2024
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An Orange County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of the University of California and ordered a temporary stop to all striking activities by the United Auto Workers through June 27.

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06/07/2024
The two-day CalMatters Ideas Festival wrapped on June 6 with more than a dozen events examining critical policy issues impacting the lives of millions of Californians.

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06/06/2024
A panel of labor experts at the CalMatters Ideas Festival say California workers should have more access to more apprenticeships that pay more. Barriers still exist, especially for women and low-income Californians.

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06/05/2024
EdSource reports that police are dispatched thousands of times per school day across California.

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06/04/2024
In a statement posted to the UCSC website on June 4, UC Santa Cruz Chancellor Cynthia Larive defended use of police to break up a pro-Palestine encampment in the interest of campus safety.

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06/04/2024
Aptos High School building and construction trades program students recently completed construction of a 20-foot by 8-foot tiny home.

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05/30/2024
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UC Santa Cruz Police called upon law enforcement agencies from several jurisdictions from as far away as Ventura early Friday morning to help dismantle an encampment and provide security at the entrance of campus, where roughly 100 students are protesting the Gaza-Israel war.

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05/30/2024
The state is directly investing money for low-income students and all newborns to attend college. After two years, the program is still not widely known by the students who need the most financial assistance.

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05/29/2024
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If Pajaro Valley Unified School District performed all the upgrades, repairs and construction projects that are needed at its 33 schools, it would cost more than $1.2 billion.

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05/28/2024
After University of California students were arrested or suspended for protests, student workers are striking at three campuses. The Office of President says the strike violates the union contract.

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05/27/2024
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In this field-produced, bonus episode, the Moment of Truth team interviews pro-Palestinian, student protestors and campers at university and college encampments.

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