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Stories for January 23, 2006

San Diego schools immerse kids in foreign languages

Jan. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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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.

Mayor Sanders plans water and sewer rate increase

Jan. 23
By Alison St John and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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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.

Does segregation exist in California schools?

Jan. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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According to a study conducted by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University, California schools are among the most segregated in the nation.

Healthy Chocolate: Researchers Pinpoint the Source

Jan. 23
By Beth Ford Roth and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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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.

Are college textbooks too expensive?

Jan. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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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.

Superintendent Cohn outlines education agenda

Jan. 23
By Tom Fudge and KPBS Public Broadcasting
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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.