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Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUS...

Roundtable: Raising Taxes; More Salk Troubles; Old Problems At SDUSD; Bye-Bye Remedial Math

Sept. 1
By Pat Finn

A California Supreme Court ruling may make it easier to build a football stadium -- or a highway. The Salk Institute is facing a lot of challenges. SDUSD begins a new year with old problems. Ditching remedial math may make sense.

More Than 70 San Diego Unified Schools On Minimum Day Schedule Due ...

More Than 70 San Diego Unified Schools On Minimum Day Schedule Due To Heat Wave

Sept. 1
By City News Service

More than 70 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District will operate on a minimum day schedule again Friday because of the continuing heat wave, district officials said.

San Diego Unified Orders Minimum Day For Some Schools During Heat W...

San Diego Unified Orders Minimum Day For Some Schools During Heat Wave

Aug. 31
By City News Service

More than 70 campuses in the San Diego Unified School District will go on a minimum day schedule again Friday because of the continuing heat wave, district officials said.

Cuyamaca College Offers Case Study In Eliminating The 'Math Pipelin...

Cuyamaca College Offers Case Study In Eliminating The 'Math Pipeline Of Doom'

Aug. 31
By Megan Burks

As if the start of school isn't enough stress, math faculty at Cal State San Marcos and San Diego State University are embarking this week on a complete overhaul of their curriculum. The clock is ticking to implement a new policy that does away with some common math classes in an effort to help more students graduate.

Remember When San Diego Unified Had An MRAP? District Says It Won’t...

Remember When San Diego Unified Had An MRAP? District Says It Won’t Happen Again

Aug. 30
By Megan Burks

The district said it has no plans to acquire surplus military equipment now that President Donald Trump has reinstated a program that transfers combat vehicles and gear to local law enforcement agencies.

How A Kid's Summer Job In San Diego Brought Joy To Alzheimer's Pati...

How A Kid's Summer Job In San Diego Brought Joy To Alzheimer's Patients

Aug. 30
By Katie Schoolov

Kids heading back to school this week are probably telling their friends about what they did over their summer break. Many probably took vacations or camping trips. But one San Diego boy will have a unique story to tell — his summer volunteering with Alzheimer's and dementia patients.

San Diego Unified Urges Clothing Donations For Hurricane Harvey Vic...

San Diego Unified Urges Clothing Donations For Hurricane Harvey Victims

Aug. 29
By City News Service

Addressing an immediate need for children's clothing and school uniforms in Hurricane-ravaged Houston, the San Diego Unified School District Tuesday urged residents to make donations to schools in the storm-damaged region.

Trauma And Transitions: How San Diego Schools Grapple With Educatin...

Trauma And Transitions: How San Diego Schools Grapple With Educating Refugees

Aug. 28
Mandy McLaren and Megan Wood / inewsource

California now leads all other states in refugee resettlement, according to State Department figures. But San Diego County — which took in the most refugees in the state last fiscal year — has long been a destination for people escaping war or persecution in their home countries.

Move-In Day At San Diego State

Move-In Day At San Diego State

Aug. 25
By Katie Schoolov

Some of the more than 8,000 new freshman and transfer students who are joining San Diego State University this semester have started to move into campus.

UC San Diego Launches New Program To Attract Students To Mental Hea...

UC San Diego Launches New Program To Attract Students To Mental Health Career

Aug. 24
By Kenny Goldberg

A new program at UC San Diego is designed to give psychology majors a unique experience.