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Vista Unified Superintendent Resigns Amidst Fiscal Turmoil

Oct. 18
By Joe Hong

The superintendent of Vista Unified School District resigned on Thursday as the district expects to cut more than $19 million from next year’s budget.

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Average Test Scores Improve For San Diego Unified, But Some Achievement Gaps Widen

Oct. 16
By Joe Hong

San Diego Unified’s students beat out state and county averages on 2019’s state testing, raising math scores for the fifth year in a row.

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Newsom Signs Bill To Set Start Times For Middle, High Schools Later

Oct. 14
By City News Service

Under SB 328, school days will begin no earlier than 8:30 a.m., excluding some rural schools and a "zero period" offered before the start of the regular school day.

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California Schools May Allow Medical Cannabis On Campuses

Oct. 11
By Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced this week he signed the legislation that reverses a current prohibition on cannabis within 1,000 feet of K-12 campuses. School districts will have the final say on whether they will allow it.

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Roundtable: Wildfire Risk Leaves California In The Dark

Oct. 11
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

Utility companies across the state enact preventative power outages amid an escalating risk for wildfires. San Diego State University negotiates with the city council over the purchase price for the Mission Valley stadium site. And, an analysis of crime data from the San Diego Police Department reveals a small percentage of vehicle break-ins result in arrests.

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San Diego, SDSU Bickering Over Value Of Mission Valley Stadium Property

Oct. 10
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego State University wants to purchase the city's Mission Valley stadium property for $68.2 million. But the city says that number includes discounts that put an unfair burden on city taxpayers.

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Construction Worker Killed In Fall At Monte Vista High School

Oct. 9
By City News Service

Medics took the mortally injured 30-year-old worker to Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His name was withheld pending family notification.

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SDSU Celebrates 50 Years Of Chicana-Chicano Studies

Oct. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

San Diego State University's Chicana and Chicano Studies Department was one of the first of its kind in the nation when it was established in 1969 as Mexican American studies.

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Jennifer Doudna, Co-Founder Of CRISPR, On The Future Of Gene Editing

Oct. 9
By Shalina Chatlani

KPBS science and technology reporter Shalina Chatlani sat down with Jennifer Doudna to talk about the ethics of editing DNA.

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National University To Cut Tuition In Half After Denny Sanford's Historic $350M Gift

Oct. 8
By Joe Hong

National University announced a five-year plan to expand nationally and cut tuition costs by more than half thanks to the historic donation.

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