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Posted inEducation

San Diego County homeless student count reaches record high. But how real are the numbers?

New data show more than 23,800 students were homeless last year in San Diego County — a record high and a 4.7 percent increase over the previous year. But a county Office of Education official acknowledges the homeless student count could be wrong. It all depends on who does the counting and how they interpret […]

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By the numbers: San Diego County’s most diverse neighborhoods

When two residents in the southeastern San Diego neighborhood of Encanto meet, there’s a 71 percent chance they’re of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. In the coastal community of Cardiff, there’s only a 25 percent chance of that happening. [one_half][box type=”shadow this-matters”]Local nonprofits and elected leaders often praise multicultural and inclusive communities, but measuring real […]