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.