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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.

University Of California President Napolitano Debunks Rumors Of Tuition Hikes

March 25
Max Pringle, Capital Radio News
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niversity of California President Janet Napolitano says the state could do more for higher education, but the overall outlook is positive. Napolitano addressed a Public Policy Institute of California forum in Sacramento Monday.

All-Electric School Bus Makes San Diego County Debut In Escondido

March 24
By Susan Murphy
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There's a new school bus transporting students around Escondido this month. It appears yellow, but it's actually green.

UCSD Medical Center Workers To Strike Monday; Last-Minute Talks Planned

March 21
By City News Service
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About 13,000 employees at University of California hospitals statewide -- including UCSD Medical Center -- will hit the picket line Monday to begin a five-day strike over allegations of unfair labor practices.

Roundtable Opera Bows Out; Water In Imperial Valley; Sweetwater Troubles

March 21
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego Opera will close next month. There may be a drought in California, but not in the Imperial Valley. And the Sweetwater Union High School District seems to be swamped with difficulties.

Suspcious Backpack A 'False Alarm' At Alpine Middle School

March 21
By KPBS and 10News
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Students and teachers who were in route to the school were diverted to nearby Boulder Oaks Elementary School as authorities investigated a suspicious backpack, but the incident was ruled a false alarm.

School Districts Working To Identify Foster Students Under New Funding Formula

March 21
By Susan Murphy
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State and county school districts will soon receive extra funds to improve services for disadvantaged students, including foster children. But the challenge is identifying them.

Mesa College Opens New $109M Math And Science Complex

March 19
By Dwane Brown
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The 206,000-square-foot building is the largest project completed as part of San Diego Community College District's $1.55 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program, according to district officials.