Stories for January 23, 2006
And handful of schools in San Diego county offer instruction in foreign languages. Host Tom Fudge speaks with administrators for two San Diego language immersion academy to find out how they teach little kids to speak in a language other than their own.
New SD mayor Jerry Sanders has warned water and sewer rates may need to be raised. This has provoked questions that touch on yet another layer of possible scandal at city hall. KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.
According to a study conducted by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, California schools are among the most segregated in the nation.
Scientists at the University of California, Davis have zeroed in on the chemical compound that may make certain types of chocolate good for you. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has the story.
The United States Government Accountability Office recently found that college textbook prices have risen at twice the rate of inflation over the last two decades. Host Tom Fudge speaks with two textbook experts about why the books are so expensive.
San Diego City School Superintendent Carl Cohn has been on the job since last October. Host Tom Fudge speaks with Cohn about his education goals for this year and the challenges that lie ahead.