Education

Rep. Peters makes plea to get funding for San Diego Unified’s homeless students

Rep. Peters makes plea to get funding for San Diego Unified’s homeless students

Congressman Scott Peters asked the state schools superintendent this week to consider giving funding to the San Diego Unified School District for homeless students even though its grant application was missing a signature. The San Diego Democrat sent the letter to the superintendent four days after inewsource revealed that the district was disqualified for a grant that could have provided ... Read More »

5 things to know about student homelessness in San Diego County

5 things to know about student homelessness in San Diego County

inewsource broke the story last week that the San Diego Unified School District lost out on up to $750,000 in federal funding for its homeless students. The reason? A finance official never signed the district’s grant application. inewsource’s Megan Wood has covered student homelessness in San Diego County. Here are some of the main takeaways to know about the issue: ... Read More »

Once used to integrate schools, magnets may be creating divisions in Vista

Once used to integrate schools, magnets may be creating divisions in Vista

In the Vista Unified School District, a civil rights era tool often used to improve diversity in schools appears to be creating new divisions along racial and ethnic lines. An analysis by KPBS and inewsource of state and federal data suggests the area’s white, more affluent families are disproportionately benefitting from a district push to have parents choose where they ... Read More »