Stories by Ana Tintocalis
San Diego Unified School District will boost its graduation requirements so more students can apply to a public university in California.
Watching images of Japan’s devastation has been especially difficult for those with friends and family in the country.
San Diego State University students are mourning the loss of 22-year old Austin Bice. The exchange student, just weeks into his semester in Spain, was found dead on Tuesday in a river in Madrid. The death of a student overseas is the worst fear of every parent with a child in a foreign exchange program. We'll learn a little more about those programs, and how students are prepared to take care of themselves abroad.
San Diego State University students are grieving over the loss of Austin Bice. The 22-year-old exchange student was found in a Madrid river. This is not the first time an SDSU student has died overseas.
Poway teachers will be protected from the budget ax. The Poway Unified School District is one of a few school districts that will not issue layoff notices in March.
San Diego City school officials want to fast-track a $64 million check from the city’s downtown redevelopment agency.
UC San Diego signed a five-year deal with a major player in the world of concert promotions. Live performances are now expected to put the university on the musical map.
The San Diego Unified School District has pinpointed teaching jobs that could get cut due to its projected budget shortfall. Elementary school teachers would take the biggest hit.
What's the gang world like in America's Finest City? For several months, KPBS reporter Ana Tintocalis has been compiling a series of reports that she calls San Diego Gang Stories. It explains local gangs through the eyes of the people who come in contact with them. For the next hour, we'll bring you a special report that incorporates this series of Gang Stories.
A recent report finds nearly half of teenage boys arrested in San Diego County are gang members. When they return home from juvenile hall, they are faced with living a normal lifestyle, which includes going back to school.
San Diego School officials plan to balance their budget by laying off 1,300 school workers, including 500 teachers. The rest are nurses, librarians, counselors and classroom assistants.
San Diego City schools could layoff more than 1,300 employees, including 500 teachers. That’s based on the district’s “worst case budget scenario” which the school board will consider approving on Thursday.
San Diego's cash-strapped school district considers starting a foundation to solicit contributions.
A teachers strike has been averted in National City. That means 350 public school teachers will be in their classrooms today.
National City public-school teachers hope a strike planned for Friday will be averted through mediation.
National City labor leaders will decide at a meeting this afternoon whether public-school teachers there could go soon on strike.
Graffiti vandals in San Diego County could face stiffer penalties if they're caught painting public property. That's because the county now relies on a digital database to prosecute taggers.
More than half of eighth-grade students in California are performing poorly in science. That's based on a national assessment referred to as the "Nation's Report Card."
San Diego County will lead the way in trying to aggressively punish and prosecute so-called “gang pimps” in California. The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to sponsor new state legislation in Sacramento.
Librarians from across the country are in San Diego for the next several days taking part in a national conference about the state of libraries. Organizers say one challenge most libraries are facing is the e-book revolution.
Residents living in San Diego's inner city say the grief and anger over gang-related homicides never completely goes away. In fact, the families who've lost loved ones say they often suffer from ongoing post traumatic stress disorder and severe depression. The San Diego Compassion Project is helping families in the grieving process.
The embattled president of Southwestern Community College in Chula Vista unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday. Dr. Raj K. Chopra is stepping down almost two years before his contract officially ends.
Federal investigators say one out of three teenage girls living on the streets will be lured into prostitution within 48 hours of leaving home. Many of those young girls fall prey to street gangs. As part of our series, San Diego Gang Stories, we take a look at how prostitution is the new drug for San Diego gang members.
A new report says local street gangs are partly to blame for an increase in teenage prostitution in San Diego County. Now county supervisors want to strengthen penalties for sexual exploitation.
Scott Barnett beat five-term incumbent John de Beck for the San Diego Unified School District C school board seat. Barnett is a former executive director of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.
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