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UCSC Camper Park Update

04/15/2024

An update of meetings held between UCSC staff and Camper Park residents.

Bill to Mandate ‘Science of Reading’ in California Schools Faces Teachers Union Opposition

04/04/2024

The move puts the fate of AB 2222 in question, but supporters insist that there is room to negotiate changes that can help tackle the state's literacy crisis.

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Bill to Mandate ‘Science of Reading’ in California Classrooms Dies

A bill to mandate use of the method will not advance in the Legislature this year in the face of teachers union opposition.

Image caption: When walking around this spring, keep an eye out for the stunning Calochortus lily.
Natural Wonders of Santa Cruz ... Spring Renewal

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History has some tips on what to see in the blossoming new season, from wildflowers to migrating shorebirds to humpback whales.

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Highlighting Student Talent

Art instructors from 16 schools in Pajaro Valley Unified School District hung more than 400 pieces of student artwork in the Civic Plaza Building March 28 as part of the Annual PVUSD Student Art Exhibit.

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TEDxSantaCruz Announces Performers and Vendors for April Event

As TEDxSantaCruz 2024 gets closer, the team has announced the performers and vendors who will be rounding out the daylong event on Saturday, April 13, at the Crocker Theater on the Cabrillo College campus.

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Students, Teachers Demand PVUSD Board Revisit Ethnic Studies Vote

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees will revisit a decision from last September not to renew a contract with an organization that helps teachers deliver ethnic studies curriculum, which now used in the district’s three comprehensive high …

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PVUSD Trustees Approve New Superintendent Contract

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a three-year contract for its new superintendent.

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California Extends Student Financial Aid Deadline to May 2

Responding to a federal financial aid glitch, Caliifornia legislators and Gov. Gavin Newsom within two weeks gave students an additional month to apply for state aid.

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What Went Wrong at Live Oak School District

Parents, teachers and others pack the Green Acres Elementary School multi-purpose room during a Feb. 21 Live Oak School Board meeting. (Jesse Kathan — Santa Cruz Local file)
LIVE OAK >> In the wake of layoff notices for more than …

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Fossil Sloth Bone Found in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the First of Its Kind Report in This County

Local students find Jefferson’s ground sloth fossil in the Santa Cruz Mountains, the first fossil evidence for this species reported in county history.

Image caption: Kindergartners during recess at Redwood Heights Elementary School in Oakland.
Our Students Need More Recess

More frequent outdoor breaks can improve student attention, reduce behavior problems. Over the last decade, a growing list of U.S. states—including Missouri, Florida and New Jersey—have mandated daily recess. California joined the trend in late 2023.

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