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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.

Old Faucets Taint Water At San Ysidro Schools

Old Faucets Taint Water At San Ysidro Schools

Feb. 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Ysidro School District has shut off the water taps and brought in bottled water to students and staff at three schools.

Too Few Preschools—What If Day Cares Were Smarter?

Too Few Preschools—What If Day Cares Were Smarter?

Feb. 9
By Megan Burks

The new White House has pumped the brakes on universal preschool, meaning San Diego's existing patchwork of preschools and day cares will likely stand for some time. Here is an effort to mend some of its holes.

San Diego County Teachers Infuse Art In Core Academic Subjects

San Diego County Teachers Infuse Art In Core Academic Subjects

Feb. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

The Centers for Research on Creativity at UCLA have been studying the impact of a program that helps San Diego County teachers incorporate the arts into core academic subjects.

San Diego Schools Superintendent To DeVos: Put Fact Before Ideology

San Diego Schools Superintendent To DeVos: Put Fact Before Ideology

Feb. 7
By Megan Burks

Local educators say they will be watching what comes out of D.C. following the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.

San Diego State Called Model For Teaching Entrepreneurship

San Diego State Called Model For Teaching Entrepreneurship

Feb. 6
By Megan Burks

Major gifts from the business community are fueling student start-ups at San Diego State University.