Education

San Diego grad assistants come up short on pay

San Diego grad assistants come up short on pay

Graduate teaching assistants play an important role at universities — giving lectures, grading papers, preparing exams — but federal data show that those working in San Diego earn wages considerably lower than their counterparts in places where the cost of living is much cheaper. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, San Diego’s part-time student workers earn the full-time equivalent ... Read More »

Should San Diego, Carlsbad schools have told parents about sex-assault investigations?

Should San Diego, Carlsbad schools have told parents about sex-assault investigations?

When the U.S. Department of Education opened a sexual assault investigation at San Diego Unified School District in December 2014, district officials said nothing about it publicly. Parents districtwide received no letters or emails telling them the district was under federal scrutiny. As the investigation continued for more than 16 months, San Diego Unified kept it quiet. On April 14, ... Read More »

Federal sex-assault investigation leads to SD Unified reform; Carlsbad inquiry ongoing

Federal sex-assault investigation leads to SD Unified reform; Carlsbad inquiry ongoing

The U.S. Department of Education has closed an investigation after more than 16 months into San Diego Unified School District’s mishandling of a sexual assault at an elementary school. According to documents obtained by inewsource through a Freedom of Information Act request, district officials acknowledged not following district policies and federal law while responding to a parent’s complaint that his ... Read More »

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