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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.

San Diego Students Head To School Under New Vaccine Law

San Diego Students Head To School Under New Vaccine Law

Aug. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The law, passed last summer, no longer allows parents to waive school vaccination requirements due to personal or religious beliefs. Medical exceptions are still allowed.

San Diego Unified Works To Boost Attendance

San Diego Unified Works To Boost Attendance

Aug. 25
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego schools start class a week earlier this year, and students and education officials are encouraging kids to begin the year on a positive note.

New Scripps Research Vessel To Arrive Friday

New Scripps Research Vessel To Arrive Friday

Aug. 26
By City News Service

The R/V Sally Ride is scheduled to sail past Scripps Pier outside the institution on its way to port in Point Loma. It's named after the first American woman to travel in space. She taught at UCSD until her death four years ago.

People Are Happier Later In Life, Study Finds

People Are Happier Later In Life, Study Finds

Aug. 24
By City News Service

UC San Diego researchers found that while adults in their 20s and 30s have high levels of perceived stress, people later in life have an improved sense of psychological well-being.

San Diego Unified Offers Help, Welcomes Parents As School Year Draw...

San Diego Unified Offers Help, Welcomes Parents As School Year Draws Near

Aug. 24
By Steve Walsh

San Diego Unified opened a new building this year to help parents struggling with enrollment issues, like finding the school their student should attend.

San Diego County Students Improve Math, English Test Scores

San Diego County Students Improve Math, English Test Scores

Aug. 24
By City News Service

San Diego County students showed across-the-board gains in math and English testing compared to last year, and they outperformed their counterparts from across the state, according to results released by the state.

San Diego Unified Opens Pre-K Program To All, Regardless Of Income

San Diego Unified Opens Pre-K Program To All, Regardless Of Income

Aug. 23
By Megan Burks

Good news for parents with little ones: San Diego Unified is opening its preschool program once reserved for low-income families to all income brackets.

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

MiraCosta College Tries Again With $455M Bond On November Ballot

Aug. 23
By Alison St John

MiraCosta College will put a $455 million bond measure on the November ballot. The community college narrowly missed passing a bond four years ago and hopes a slightly lower goal will convince voters to approve it this time.

San Diego Community Colleges Bounce Back From Recession-Era Cuts

San Diego Community Colleges Bounce Back From Recession-Era Cuts

Aug. 22
By Megan Burks, City News Service

Classes started Monday for more 100,000 students at San Diego County's community colleges, which are offering upper division courses for the first time.