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What Learning Looks Like: Researcher Teaches Fake Words To Watch Le...

What Learning Looks Like: Researcher Teaches Fake Words To Watch Learning Happen

Sept. 7
By Megan Burks

We're exploring learning at the cellular level in a new education series called "What Learning Looks Like." The goal is to help us understand how learning happens — or should happen — in our everyday lives.

ITT Tech Shutters Campuses After Federal Aid Sanctions

ITT Tech Shutters Campuses After Federal Aid Sanctions

Sept. 6
By Erik Anderson, City News Service, Associated Press

ITT Educational Services is ending academic operations at all of its more than 130 campuses across 38 states. That includes the National City and Vista campuses.

First Person: How I Became A First-Generation College Student

First Person: How I Became A First-Generation College Student

Sept. 6
By Marissa Cabrera

Daniel Noriega, 18, will be the first person in his family to go to college. He's attending San Diego State University this fall.

News In Numbers: San Diego Graduate Assistants Come Up Short On Pay

News In Numbers: San Diego Graduate Assistants Come Up Short On Pay

Sept. 5
By Chris Young / inewsource

Graduate teaching assistants in San Diego earn wages considerably lower than their counterparts in places where the cost of living is much cheaper.

Roundtable: San Diego's Pot Tax, Lofty Transit Goals, Preschool Costs

Roundtable: San Diego's Pot Tax, Lofty Transit Goals, Preschool Costs

Sept. 2
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer

If recreational pot becomes legal, San Diego wants to tax its sales. The city's Climate Action Plan predicts thousands will quit driving to work. And San Diego's school district makes pre-K available to all — for a price.

Roger Tsien, Nobel Prize-Winning UC San Diego Professor, Dies At 64

Roger Tsien, Nobel Prize-Winning UC San Diego Professor, Dies At 64

Sept. 1
By Associated Press

He shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in chemistry for helping develop fluorescent markers that could tag cancer cells or track the advance of Alzheimer's disease in the brain.

We're Following A First-Year Teacher To Learn About Special Ed's Ch...

We're Following A First-Year Teacher To Learn About Special Ed's Challenges

Sept. 1
By Megan Burks

You might have heard the statistic: Half of all teachers quit within five years. That number has been disputed, but what isn't is that teaching is hard, and teaching special education is even harder.

Introducing The Newest Research Ship In Town: The Sally Ride

Introducing The Newest Research Ship In Town: The Sally Ride

Aug. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth

After about a dozen years in the making, the Sally Ride research vessel arrived at its home port in Point Loma Friday. The ship will be used to conduct any kind of research that scientists can think up and do at sea.

This Year's Challenges For Students, Pre-Students, Teachers And Cha...

This Year's Challenges For Students, Pre-Students, Teachers And Charter Schools

Aug. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

As the 2016-17 school year begins, some charter school funds are running out, preschool can be pretty darn expensive, and the chronic absence rate — for teachers — is high.

SDSU, CSUSM Students Begin Fall Semester Monday

SDSU, CSUSM Students Begin Fall Semester Monday

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Almost 11,000 new students are scheduled to begin the fall semester Monday at San Diego State University, while others will begin classes in the North County at Cal State San Marcos.