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Drought May Lead To Declining School Attendance

March 19
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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Declining school attendance may be the latest side-effect of California’s punishing drought. The state’s Superintendent of Public Instruction will visit the Central Valley tomorrow to talk about the problem.

Sweetwater District Board Member Pearl Quinones Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case

March 18
10News
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Deputy District Attorney Leon Schorr said Quinones pleaded guilty to one felony count -- conspiracy to commit a crime, specifically the acceptance by any member of the governing board of any valuable thing, with corrupt intent.

Sweetwater Union Teachers On Standby To Strike

March 17
By Susan Murphy
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The Sweetwater teachers union, that represents nearly 2,000 educators in the Sweetwater Union High School District in Chula Vista, overwhelmingly voted Friday to authorize a strike if an agreement is not reached.

UC San Diego Ranked Best In Nation For Neuroscience

March 11
By City News Service
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UC San Diego was rated among the best in the nation for a variety of science, neouroscience and biology graduate programs Tuesday, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual evaluation of the best schools.

UC San Diego Professor Awarded $1.2M Grant To Help Reduce ER Visits By Psychiatric Patients

March 10
By City News Service
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A UC San Diego professor was awarded a $1.2 million grant by the University of California on Monday to expand a program designed to reduce the length and frequency of hospital emergency room visits by psychiatric patients.

California Won't Lose Federal Funds For Testing

March 10
By Kyla Calvert
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California won't be sanctioned for forgoing its old, multiple-choice standardized tests in favor of pilot testing new online exams in the state's public schools this year.

San Diego Student Robots Launch Balls, Careers

March 6
By Kyla Calvert
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Sixty high school teams are putting the finishing touches on the robots they built for the two days of tournaments at San Diego's annual FIRST Robotics Competition.

UC Program To Be NAFTA Of Higher Education

March 6
By Jill Replogle
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The North American Free Trade Agreement turns 20 this year. Key leaders and observers of the pioneering trade agreement met in La Jolla on Thursday to talk about the past and future of U.S.-Mexico relations.

PBS Survey Shows Parents Concerned Kids Aren't Ready For School

March 6
By Deb Welsh
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If you're a parent with a young child you may be worried that he or she lacks the necessary skills to start elementary school. According to a new survey, you're not alone.

New SAT: The Essay Portion Is To Become Optional

March 5
Associated Press
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Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious" in favor of words more commonly used in school and on the job.