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Encinitas Student Who Was Barred From U.S. Speaks Out

Encinitas Student Who Was Barred From U.S. Speaks Out

Feb. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Sara Yarjani, a U.S. student-visa holder who is an Iranian national, was detained and deported from the U.S. last month, after President Trump’s travel ban went into effect.

75 Years Since Japanese Internment Order, Is History Repeating Itself?

75 Years Since Japanese Internment Order, Is History Repeating Itself?

Feb. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A lecture in San Diego Tuesday explores the history of the Japanese internment order and its parallels with Trump's travel ban.

San Diego Unified Proposal Would Eliminate Hundreds Of Positions, R...

San Diego Unified Proposal Would Eliminate Hundreds Of Positions, Reduce Work Year To Balance Budget

Feb. 20
By Megan Burks

District officials say the plan to cut $124 million from the budget will not impact class sizes or instruction time.

How Can Archaeology Help Us Adapt To Climate Change?

How Can Archaeology Help Us Adapt To Climate Change?

Feb. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

For some insight into how human beings coped with changes in the earth's climate in the past, we have to switch from the climate scientists to the archeologists.

San Diego Assemblywoman Pushes Bill Requiring Lead Testing In Schoo...

San Diego Assemblywoman Pushes Bill Requiring Lead Testing In School Water Systems

Feb. 16
By City News Service

Schools would be required to test their water systems annually for lead content under legislation introduced Wednesday by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego.

San Diego Unified Says Immigrant Students Living in US Illegally Ar...

San Diego Unified Says Immigrant Students Living in US Illegally Are Safe At School

Feb. 15
By City News Service

The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education Tuesday assured students who are living in the U.S. illegally that they are safe on school campuses.

Rep. Hunter Wants To Withhold Student Aid From Sanctuary Campuses—C...

Rep. Hunter Wants To Withhold Student Aid From Sanctuary Campuses—Can He Do That?

Feb. 13
By Megan Burks

Congressman Duncan Hunter, a Republican from Alpine, has introduced a bill defining sanctuary universities and prohibiting them from receiving federal student aid. In California, this money accounts for more than two-thirds of the aid students receive.

School District Pulls Resolution To Invite Betsy DeVos To San Diego

School District Pulls Resolution To Invite Betsy DeVos To San Diego

Feb. 13
By Megan Burks, City News Service

A proposal to invite new U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to San Diego to showcase public school successes was yanked from a school board agenda because of the "polarizing nature" of her nomination and confirmation, the president of the San Diego Unified School District said Monday.

First Person: Graduating High School At 83

First Person: Graduating High School At 83

Feb. 13
By Michael Lipkin

Norm Johnson served as a military bodyguard to General Douglas MacArthur and danced with Elvis Presley in "Jailhouse Rock." But the one accomplishment he's been waiting decades for? Graduating high school.

San Diego Academics Encouraged By Decision To Keep Travel Ban On Hold

San Diego Academics Encouraged By Decision To Keep Travel Ban On Hold

Feb. 10
By David Wagner

But scientists and professors potentially affected under President Trump's executive order said there is still too much uncertainty to resume traveling outside the country.

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