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Community College Funding To Help End Economic Disparity

April 10
Brooke Binkowski
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A new study recommends more community college funding goes to colleges in economically depressed areas.

San Diego Scientists Offer Free Online Course On Climate Change

April 8
By Susan Murphy
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Researchers have warned for years of climate change's potential effects, including higher sea levels and increasing extreme weather events. Now the general public has an opportunity to explore the science and share ideas with participants from around the world.

Former Sweetwater School District Superintendent Pleads Guilty To Felony Conspiracy

April 4
By City News Service
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Former Sweetwater Union High School District Superintendent Jesus Gandara and former Sweetwater board member Greg Sandoval pleaded guilty on Friday to a felony conspiracy charge and a misdemeanor count of failing to report gifts they received.

San Ysidro Teachers Vote To Strike If No Agreement Reached With District

April 4
By City News Service
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The teachers want a reduction in class sizes and a 1 percent raise, while the San Ysidro School District is seeking a pay cut to offset a budget deficit.

Lockdown Lifted At Lakeside Schools After Fatal Shooting

April 3
10News.com
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All schools in the Lakeside Union School District were in lockdown this afternoon while police responded to a nearby shooting that left one person dead.

California Bill Would Require Public Schools To Stock Allergy Injectors

April 3
Capital Public Radio
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A bill that would require all California public schools to keep emergency supplies of allergy medication injectors on-site has cleared the Senate Education Committee.

San Diego County Students Begin Field Testing Common Core Standards

April 1
By Susan Murphy
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Students are no longer filling in multiple-choice bubble circles. Instead, they're typing their answers in essay form on a keyboard and using a computer mouse to click and drag, create graphs, match, and fill in boxes.

US Naval Academy Student Dies In Skateboarding Accident

March 31
By Beth Ford Roth
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Midshipman 3rd Class Hans Loewen, 20, died March 29 after suffering a massive head injury in a freak accident. Loewen, a sophomore at the U.S. Naval Academy, was skateboarding (wearing a helmet) when he fell and was run over by a car.

Sweetwater School District Officials To Give Update On Union Negotiations

March 27
By Susan Murphy
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Officials with Sweetwater Union High School District, the second largest school district in San Diego County with 42,000 students enrolled, say progress is being made in union bargaining negotiations with its teachers union but no settlement has been reached.

California Begins Testing New Student Assessment

March 26
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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California is preparing to implement Common Core education standards. As part of that change, the state is replacing standardized tests with new “assessments” meant to better judge students’ knowledge. But the state must first test the test.