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San Diego Chargers to Fans: Leave Home Early

San Diego Chargers to Fans: Leave Home Early

Extra Green Line cars will be available after the game and there will be some changes to the game in order to study future rule changes.
Santee School District Will Close Thursday Due to Fires

Santee School District Will Close Thursday Due to Fires

More than two dozen school districts have announced closures in San Diego County.
East County Student Survives Deadly Bus Crash

East County Student Survives Deadly Bus Crash

More than three dozen students from four Southern California counties were en route to tour Humboldt State University when the bus collided with a big rig on Interstate 5 near the town of Or
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,
Area High School Student Dies from Suspected Meningitis

Area High School Student Dies from Suspected Meningitis

The student, whose name was not released, attended Patrick Henry High School.
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 College to Switch to LED Lighting With $600,000 in State Funding

Grossmont College to Switch to LED Lighting With $600,000 in State Funding

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District received $600,000 in state funding that will be used to add more energy-efficient lighting at its two East County campuses.
Local Schools Receive Grant to Develop 'Real-World 21st Century Skills'

Local Schools Receive Grant to Develop 'Real-World 21st Century Skills'

State Superintendent: "... students can explore areas of study in a deeper way while developing their talents and skills for college or career."
Students at 2 Santee Schools Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

Students at 2 Santee Schools Diagnosed With Whooping Cough

Cajon Park and Sycamore Canyon Elementary schools were amongst the sites of a dozen new diagnoses of the disease in the county last week.
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.
$247,000 Energy Efficiency Grant for Grossmont High School District

$247,000 Energy Efficiency Grant for Grossmont High School District

The district which includes Santee's high schools gets its share of $7.7 million in state funding.
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.