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FCMAT provides links to California K-12 news stories as a service to the industry. However, some stories may not be accessible because of newspapers' subscription policies.

Dec 05, 2022

The Kern Community College District has one of the state’s most extensive and fastest-growing dual enrollment programs. There were 8,086 dually enrolled high school students in fall 2021, making it the second in size only to the Los Angeles Community College District.

Dec 05, 2022

Some Paso Robles residents want to replace a local school board member known for his far-right political views. Critics of Kenney Enney filed a petition with roughly 800 signatures on Nov. 10 with the San Luis Obispo County Office of Education and the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office to hold a special election for Enney’s seat on the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District.

Dec 05, 2022

If all had gone as planned, thousands of high-schoolers in Oakland would have cast their ballots for the first time on Election Day. Many of them had worked since their freshman year to lower the voting age to 16 for school board races, arguing that no one had a higher stake in who led their district.

Dec 05, 2022

For nearly two years, tensions have mounted in Clovis over efforts to form a teachers union, but it appears likely that Clovis Unified will remain California’s largest district without a one for the foreseeable future.

Dec 05, 2022

On Nov. 8, Californians overwhelmingly passed Proposition 28, which will bring a windfall of arts education funding to California schools. Advocates say the investment is long overdue, as arts education has declined in most districts — particularly those in low-income areas — for decades.



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