Stories for August 14, 2006
Today, President Bush is expected to sign a bill passed by the Senate that would transfer the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial to the federal government.
Tom Fudge speaks with Ken Noonan, Oceanside Unified School District superintendent, about bilingual education, improving student test scores, and the future of education in California.
Today promises to be a major landmark in the 17 year long battle over San Diego's Mount Soledad Cross. President George Bush is scheduled to sign legislation in the Oval Office to annex the land under the Cross, and put it under the control of the Federal Department of Defense. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
About 40 percent of Black and Latino students in California never finish high school. State officials say that number might be even higher because they have no accurate way of measuring the dropout rate. As San Diego County's new schools superintendent Randy Ward starts his job today he spoke with KPBS Morning Anchor Dwane Brown about the student achievement gap and the difficulties he faced as a state receiver in turning around the $60 million deficit in the Oakland School system.
Middle school math teacher Alex Kajitani becomes the Rappin' Mathematician to motivate students to do well in school, study hard, and stay positive.
San Diego's Mount Soledad cross now stands on federal, not city, owned land. President Bush signed legislation authorizing the transfer effective immediately. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more
The San Diego Regional Airport Authority has delivered the final ballot language to the Registrar of Voters. Tom Fudge speaks with local journalists about what to expect between now and the vote.
How much illegal immigrants costs states and counties was the focus of Monday's immigration hearing in San Diego. It was the last of four immigration hearings House Republicans have held in the county this summer. KPBS Reporter Amy Isackson has details.