New Teachers Bear the Burden of All Kinds of Public Policy Failures
San Diego Unified is right to consider low teacher experience a factor in lopsided suspension rates. But teachers aren't solely to blame — they often have to cope with the fallout from issues beyond their control, like a lack of affordable housing, unemployment and underserved neighborhoods.
Oscar Ramos | 15 hours ago |
Peters: DeMaio ‘Would Rather Pick a Fight Than Solve a Problem’
Liam Dillon | August 22, 2014 |
Fact Check: Kashkari’s Big Claims About California’s Poverty
Gwyneth Shoecraft | August 20, 2014 |
A New Face and Old Battle Lines for Local Schools
Lindsay Burningham, the new president of the San Diego Education Association, is seen as more moderate and likely to compromise than some members of the union's more aggressive faction. But she's also holding strong to the kinds of teacher protections that have rankled reformers for years.
Mario Koran | August 21, 2014 |
Stop Confusing Small Businesses and Startups
Lisa Halverstadt | August 22, 2014 |
How the Tuna Capital of the World Is Weathering America’s Breakup With Tuna
Americans' long, slow break-up with tuna has certainly been felt by two big brands headquartered in San Diego. But one thriving local upstart brand is proving there are plenty of consumers willing to pay more for a product that comes with a transparent supply chain.
Clare Leschin-Hoar | August 20, 2014 |
Culture Report: The Last Piece of Art Pulse Flatlines
Alex Zaragoza | 11 hours ago |
Morning Report: County Wasn’t Born a Gamblin’ Man
Laying out the risky business in the county's new pension investment strategy. Plus, the health benefits of skate parks, who stands where in the minimum wage debate and more in our daily news round-up.
Catherine Green | 20 hours ago |
The County Pension’s Wall Street Game
Ari Bloomekatz | August 25, 2014 |
SD Businesses Aren’t All on the Same Page on the Wage Hike
Lisa Halverstadt | August 25, 2014 |
City Heights Grinds on Community Health in Urban Planning
The planning process is already cumbersome, but community health advocates are pushing for additional reviews that look at health in broader terms. That's come in handy with the planning of a new skate park in City Heights.