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Inside the Teachers Summit at Cal Poly

About 150 teachers attended a Teachers Summit on the Cal Poly campus Friday, where they discussed topics ranging from technology in the classroom to improving literacy in early education in an informal, collaborative format. Veteran teachers offered tips to their less experienced colleagues.

Education

Cal Poly student advocacy group pushes for more state funding

Cal Poly’s Students for Quality Education group is pushing to keep tuition costs down and have issued a response to President Armstrong’s letter to them stating that a steady indefinite increase in tuition, as proposed by the California State University system, is the only way to keep up with operational costs. The students are demanding that administrators lobby Sacramento for better state funding, which accounts for less than 40 percent of Poly’s budget now. At $9,000 in annual tuition, Poly is double what it was 10 years ago and continually increasing costs will price some students out, they say. The university says it’s a reality, however, and Poly still offers an affordable education compared with other college campuses.

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Memoir of Cal Poly’s seventh president digitized

The memoir of Cal Poly’s seventh president, Robert E. Kennedy, titled “Learn by Doing: Memoirs of a University President,” is now available by e-book at the university’s Kennedy Library Special Collections and Archives. Kennedy, who died in 2010, documented his 39-year career from his arrival to the campus in 1940 as a journalism professor, through his presidency from 1967-1979.

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How Lucia Mar is expanding its Wi-Fi 'highway'

The Lucia Mar Unified School District is expanding its fiber network this summer so that it can offer Wi-Fi at all its schools. For a simple explanation of how the current network works, one school official says to think of it like a freeway expansion.

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How Diablo Canyon's closure will affect SLO's schools

Eric Prater, superintendent of San Luis Coastal Unified School District, talks about the budget cuts that the school district faces as Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant prepares to wind down operations.
David Middlecamp The Tribune
How Diablo Canyon's closure will affect SLO's schools 3:25

How Diablo Canyon's closure will affect SLO's schools

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Inside the Teachers Summit at Cal Poly

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Which cities have the best high school graduation rates?

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Kids sell goo, ice cream sandwiches and more at Cuesta Business Fair