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iPads For 7th-Graders At Sweetwater School District MIA

iPads For 7th-Graders At Sweetwater School District MIA

June 22
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource and Andrea Lopez-Villafaña / inewsource

Five years after the Sweetwater Union High School District board spent $4.5 million to put iPads in the hands of seventh-graders, nearly all of the Apple tablets are classified as out of inventory, lost or stolen.

State Launches New System To Alert The Public To Test Score Updates

State Launches New System To Alert The Public To Test Score Updates

June 21
By Megan Wood / inewsource

The state’s education department has announced a new system to notify the public about data releases and updates to existing test score data on its website.

Special Property Tax Lacks Robust Oversight, Accountability

Special Property Tax Lacks Robust Oversight, Accountability

June 20
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

If you own a house in a relatively new neighborhood, chances are good you pay Mello-Roos taxes. Those are additional property taxes intended to pay for specific capital projects like schools and roads.

Fewer Kids Injured On Bikes, While More Senior Cyclists Suffer Seve...

Fewer Kids Injured On Bikes, While More Senior Cyclists Suffer Severe Injuries

June 19
By Cheryl Clark / inewsource

Injuries among children and teens riding bicycles have plummeted in California over the past decade, but at the other end of the age spectrum there’s worrisome news.

Company Offers Air Testing To El Cajon Mobile Home Residents

Company Offers Air Testing To El Cajon Mobile Home Residents

June 15
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

Ametek, Inc. is offering to test the air in any home in the three mobile home communities located over an increasingly high profile chemical plume that runs underground through part of El Cajon.

State Admits Posting Faulty School Test Data, Promises Revisions

State Admits Posting Faulty School Test Data, Promises Revisions

June 13
By Megan Wood / inewsource

The agency responsible for overseeing and analyzing public education data in California removed “bad” Advanced Placement test results from its website last month, acknowledging it had published the wrong scores from 2016.

Expert: Every Home Located On Toxic Plume In El Cajon Should Be Tested

Expert: Every Home Located On Toxic Plume In El Cajon Should Be Tested

June 12
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

There is no doubt now that some residents of two mobile home parks in El Cajon have been exposed to toxic gas seeping into their homes from a plume of contaminated groundwater. Recent air testing and a newly released health risk study make that clear.

Rising Seas Could Swamp The Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant By N...

Rising Seas Could Swamp The Shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Plant By Next Century

May 31
By Amita Sharma

The plant’s majority owner, Southern California Edison, does not believe it should have to worry about rising sea levels beyond a couple of decades from now, even though millions of pounds of waste might still be stored at the site.

Gompers In The Spotlight: Teachers And Students Speak Out

Gompers In The Spotlight: Teachers And Students Speak Out

May 17
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The association tasked with accrediting charter schools confirmed Tuesday it is looking into allegations of grade inflation documented in inewsource’s investigation of San Diego’s Gompers Preparatory Academy.

Data, Teachers' Allegations Undermine Gompers' College-Ready Promise

Data, Teachers' Allegations Undermine Gompers' College-Ready Promise

May 15
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Brandon Quester / inewsource

When Vincent Riveroll swings an outsized bell to signal the start of the school day at Gompers Preparatory Academy, the director is sending a powerful message to the students and the community. Our kids are valued. Our kids can do it. Our kids are college bound.

Stall In Lawsuit Reveals The Distance Between California And Former...

Stall In Lawsuit Reveals The Distance Between California And Former Ally, EPA

May 12
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

On the surface, it is just a request to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for more time to prepare, due to a change in federal administration.

Testing Shows Vapors Entered Homes In El Cajon

Testing Shows Vapors Entered Homes In El Cajon

May 1
By Ingrid Lobet / inewsource

New air testing shows vapors from a dangerous chemical that runs underground in El Cajon have seeped into people’s homes, contrary to what some residents were led to expect when they learned of the plume last October.

Kindergartner Vaccinations Rising In San Diego County After State L...

Kindergartner Vaccinations Rising In San Diego County After State Law Change

April 28
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource

The proportion of San Diego County kindergartners who are up-to-date on their vaccinations is at its highest level in at least 16 years following the enactment of tougher requirements.

 Customers May Never Know How They Got Stuck with $3.3 Billion Bill...

Customers May Never Know How They Got Stuck with $3.3 Billion Bill For San Onofre Shutdown

April 27
By Amita Sharma

The California Public Utilities Commission once again refuses to release scores of emails it exchanged with Governor Jerry Brown’s office over the plant’s closure.

inewsource Launches New Data Center To Help Public Track San Diego ...

inewsource Launches New Data Center To Help Public Track San Diego Stories

April 24
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Brandon Quester

Data is at the heart of inewsource’s work. Now, the newsroom has made it easier and more fun for readers to explore.

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