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Did You Attend the 1964 MLK Jr. Speech at SDSU?

Did You Attend the 1964 MLK Jr. Speech at SDSU?

Seth Mallios, chairman of the SDSU Anthropology Department and the school's historian, is hoping to collect both memories and memorabilia from the talk nearly 50 years ago.
County Grand Jury Report Looks at Improving School Security

County Grand Jury Report Looks at Improving School Security

The report stresses that physical barriers and even armed guards do not necessarily prevent school violence, and those measures should be viewed as a supplement to, but not a substitute for,
San Diego Researcher Explains Why We Trash-Talk Opponents

San Diego Researcher Explains Why We Trash-Talk Opponents

Researchers led by UC San Diego behavioral economist Uri Gneezy have shown that competitors tend to deliberately anger their opponents when it will give them an advantage.
Grossmont Union High School District Awarded $50K Grant

Grossmont Union High School District Awarded $50K Grant

The funds will help the district develop advanced instruction programs in a variety of subjects.
Pertusis Cases in San Diego County Doubled in 2013

Pertusis Cases in San Diego County Doubled in 2013

The news is not all bad. The numbers were still lower when compared to the epidemic year, officials said.
San Diego Lawmaker Wants Community Colleges To Award 4-Year Degrees

San Diego Lawmaker Wants Community Colleges To Award 4-Year Degrees

Recommendations are being made for CA junior colleges, such as Grossmont College, to be allowed to award four-year degrees in vocational majors.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Six Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed in SD County

Six Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed in SD County

Of the six documented cases, one of them is in the La Mesa and another in El Cajon.
Hundreds of Students to Descend on San Diego

Hundreds of Students to Descend on San Diego

TEDxYouth@SanDIego is non-profit, independently organized event led by area business leaders and educators who partner with a 45-student organizing team.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
California Releases New Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

California Releases New Form Required to Avoid School Vaccinations

To exempt a child from required vaccinations, a parent and a doctor must sign the new Personal Belief Exemption form under a state law that takes effect Jan. 1.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
Schools, Children Encourage Community to Get Walking

Schools, Children Encourage Community to Get Walking

Students and city leaders will walk to school on Oct. 9 as part of International Walk to School Day.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.