Why San Diego Unified Is Looking to Kindergartners to Boost Graduation Rates
It’s easy to focus on graduation rates, but they’re just the end result of a story that starts much earlier. A new pilot program monitors student data and flags students having problems with attendance, behavior or academics and works to intervene as early as possible.
Mario Koran | December 1, 2014 |
San Diego’s Richest Poor Neighborhood, Two Decades Later
In 1993, Sol Price flipped the switch on what has become decades of philanthropic investment in City Heights. Two foundations alone have spent more than a quarter billion there since 2000. So what's come of all that money? Are residents better off because of it?
Megan Burks | November 18, 2014 |
Civic San Diego Will Remain Its Own Boss — for Now
Megan Burks | October 30, 2014 |
Behind Tony Young’s Surprise Appearance at the Taxi Industry Hearing
Megan Burks | September 22, 2014 |
New Law Takes a Step Toward Culturally Competent Health Care
City Heights refugees have spoken out in recent years about the need for better interpretation at doctors offices. They haven't gotten it yet, but a new law written by a City Heights woman could push lawmakers over to their side.
Megan Burks | September 22, 2014 |
Cabbies Who Make Airport Pickups Must Pass the Smell Test – Literally
Megan Burks | September 4, 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.
Megan Burks | August 25, 2014 |
When Summer Break Means a Vacation from Steady Meals
Hungry kids aren't showing up to programs that exist to feed them when school - and free lunches - are done for the year. A new bill would give their parents extra food stamps to help them eat at home.
Megan Burks | July 29, 2014 |
City Heights Residents Are Wary of Albertsons Replacement
Megan Burks | July 23, 2014 |
More Refugee Girls Are College Bound, Flipping the Cultural Script
Young men and women all over are beginning to pack up their childhood bedrooms to head off to college. But for many Somali refugee girls, they're breaking ties with more than just the comforts of home. They're breaking cultural norms.
Megan Burks | July 7, 2014 |
Free Bus Pass Pilot Lurches Forward, Despite Mixed Reactions
The bus passes were billed as a school attendance booster, but the majority of program participants had stellar attendance to begin with. School officials say they see gains elsewhere and want to ride the experiment out for another year.
Megan Burks | June 25, 2014 |
The Three Big Issues Facing San Diego’s Refugee Community
Ahead of World Refugee Day, one San Diego refugee is lobbying Congress for more resettlement dollars. Sedrick Murhula Ntwali says local refugees need more help when it comes to housing, job opportunities and integration into a new society.
Megan Burks | June 20, 2014 |
The 500 Percent Fee Hike on Developers That Passed With Barely a Peep
Megan Burks | June 11, 2014 |
San Diegans Will Wait a Decade or More for These 10 Parks
Megan Burks | May 26, 2014 |
What SDPD’s Racial Data Can Tell Us — and What it Can’t
Based on figures from January through March, San Diego police pulled over blacks and Hispanics at a higher rate than their percentage of the population. The police chief says more analysis is needed to draw conclusions from the data.