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Comic-Con For Educators: Comics To The Rescue (Of English Learners ...

Comic-Con For Educators: Comics To The Rescue (Of English Learners And History Students)

July 21
By Megan Burks

The San Diego Central Library this year continues its tradition of melding Comic-Con and education. This weekend it will host teachers from Helix Charter High School who use comics to teach everything from algebra to French history.

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imper...

Roundtable: More Visas, More Raids; Women Sue Salk Institute; Imperial Beach Sues Big Oil

July 21
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

The number of temporary work visas increases, as does the number deportations. Three women scientists have now filed gender discrimination suits against the Salk Institute. And tiny Imperial Beach sues global conglomerates.

7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

7 Things To Understand About Community Choice In San Diego

July 21
By Claire Trageser

An alternative energy program that would bypass San Diego Gas & Electric is possible and cost-effective, according to a study published last week. But the study is more complicated than that, and there are a variety of terms and concepts to understand that show how the authors arrived at those answers.

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

Two Businessmen Announce Plan For Housing San Diego's Homeless

July 21
By Susan Murphy

Two business leaders in San Diego announced a proposal on Thursday to shelter hundreds of homeless people in large industrial tents.

Annual Stand Down For Homeless Veterans Kicks Off

Annual Stand Down For Homeless Veterans Kicks Off

July 21
By City News Service

The 30th annual Stand Down for homeless veterans is scheduled to begin Friday at San Diego High School.

Search How Your High School Ranks On California AP Tests

Search How Your High School Ranks On California AP Tests

July 21
By Megan Wood / inewsource

The state Department of Education updated Advanced Placement test data for schools across the state last month — five weeks after acknowledging it had posted incorrect scores for the 2015-16 school year.

Third Female Scientist Sues Salk Institute Alleging Gender Discrimi...

Third Female Scientist Sues Salk Institute Alleging Gender Discrimination

July 20
By City News Service

A prominent molecular biologist has sued the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, alleging gender discrimination by the life sciences organization, her lawyer announced Thursday.

Comic-Con For Educators: 'Its OK To Be Odd' And Other Lessons For C...

Comic-Con For Educators: 'Its OK To Be Odd' And Other Lessons For College

July 20
By Megan Burks

There is an unexpected thread running through several of the panels at Comic-Con this year: mental health. We talk with two panelists focusing on student well-being.

What’s Going On With Sweetwater School District’s iPads? 5 Things Y...

What’s Going On With Sweetwater School District’s iPads? 5 Things You Need To Know

July 20
By Leo Castaneda / inewsource

Back in 2012, the Sweetwater Union High School District — like a lot of other school districts in the United States — decided to buy Apple iPads for its students. The tablets, which at the time had only been around for a couple of years, were supposed to prepare students for a world ever more reliant on technology.

San Diego City Council Scrutinizes Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plans

San Diego City Council Scrutinizes Vision Zero Traffic Safety Plans

July 20
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council members on Wednesday got an update on the city's plan to reduce traffic deaths to zero by 2025. Advocates for safer streets say the city has shown a lack of commitment to the plan.

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