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UC San Diego Celebrates Release Of New Dr. Seuss Book 'Horse Museum'

Sept. 3
By Alexander Nguyen

The Dr. Seuss library at UC San Diego held a special celebration Tuesday for the release of a never-before-published Dr. Seuss book.

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CSU Rolling Out Free Immigration Legal Aid For Students, Staff

Sept. 3
By Maya Trabulsi

Jewish family services will provide the service at SDSU and CSU San Marcos.

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Roundtable: Back To School 2019

Aug. 30
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

This week's episode focuses on education as San Diego Unified School District begins a new academic year, the Sweetwater Union High School District grapples with a major budget shortfall, and local students sound off on whether they feel safe on campus.

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Grossmont Union Expels Black Students Seven Times More Than Other Local Districts

Aug. 29
Katy Stegall / VOSD

Grossmont’s expulsion rate for black students has been seven times higher than the county average for the last two years, according to state data. Meanwhile, the expulsion rate for black students across San Diego County has decreased by nearly 50 percent during the same time.

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California Poised To Overhaul Charter Schools

Aug. 29
Adam Beam / Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a deal on Wednesday that would overhaul how the state authorizes and judges its charter schools. State lawmakers must still approve it, which appears to be a formality after the Legislature's top two leaders endorsed it.

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UCSD Health Announces First Kidney Transplant Between HIV Patients

Aug. 28
By City News Service

UCSD doctors said they expect the kidney recipient to make a full recovery from the procedure, which was done earlier this month.

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College Board Says It Is Replacing SAT 'Adversity Score'

Aug. 27
Carolyn Thompson / Associated Press

The revised tool will provide data points from government sources and the College Board that are seen as affecting education. They include whether the student's school is rural, suburban or urban, the size of the school's senior class, the percentage of students eligible for free- and reduced-price lunch, and participation and performance in college-level Advanced Placement courses at the school.

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Parents, Students To Protest Bus Cuts In Sweetwater Union High School District

Aug. 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh

A new school year is usually pretty exciting except when students are facing cutbacks that could affect their academic performance.

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Roundtable: 2020 Strategy For Local Parties

Aug. 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A big endorsement in the race for San Diego mayor, the local Republican Party launches its own news platform, the United Nations studies homelessness in San Diego, and schools work to update policies on teacher-student interaction.

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On Move-In Day, White Nationalist Material Found Posted On SDSU Campus

Aug. 22
By Christopher Underwood

The university says the material was posted at some point Wednesday night or Thursday morning at several locations on campus, including the Women’s Resource Center and Pride Center.