Education

2.5% pay increase approved for teachers, management at EUSD

2.5% pay increase approved for teachers, management at EUSD

ENCINITAS — All 545 EUSD (Encinitas Union School District) employees received a 2.5 percent raise — retroactive to July 2013 — as part of a three-year contract.

Kid Akademy aims to change learning with student-made tutorials

Kid Akademy aims to change learning with student-made tutorials

ENCINITAS — The website Khan Academy popularized go-at-your-own-pace learning with free instructional videos. And Kid Akademy, a locally grown spin-off, looks to improve on the concept for elementary students.

Academic program expansion put on hold

Academic program expansion put on hold

CARLSBAD — Despite parent praises and encouragement from the city’s mayor, the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees decided not to expand the IB (International Baccalaureate) program.

Partnerships key to luring education sites to city

CARLSBAD — If the City Council is going to have any luck attracting a higher education institute to the city, and bring in all of the economic advantages that go with it, it will largely depend on the partnerships of local businesses.

Four-year degrees at community colleges? Why Not?

Maybe it’s been just an ego thing or a matter of turf, but administrators and some alumni groups at the University of California and the California State University systems for years have adamantly opposed the notion of community colleges granting anything more than two-year associate of arts degrees.

The best kept secret in college prep schools

The best kept secret in college prep schools

Education is a very hot topic these days, especially if you’re a parent of a teenager entering a college preparatory school (grades 7 through 12).

Education gets culinary kick from instructor

Education gets culinary kick from instructor

DEL MAR — Fernanda Larson is a certified nutritionist and culinary instructor who uses cooking to teach reading, writing and arithmetic as well as science, social studies and other subjects to local elementary school students.

Board hears charter school’s appeal

Board hears charter school’s appeal

CARLSBAD — At a hearing before the San Diego County Board of Education on March 18, Oxford Preparatory Academy (OPA) representatives claimed that its petition to open a charter school in Carlsbad was misrepresented and denied unjustifiably by the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD).

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Unfair charter school laws threaten CUSD finances and Carlsbad quality of life

Sage Creek will open in fall with freshman class

CARLSBAD — Relief for the overcrowded Carlsbad High School will be prolonged after the district staff and board members decided to open the new Sage Creek High School with fewer students.