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Western State College of Law maintains classes while area Argosy University and Art Institute campuses have closed

Western State College of Law students in Irvine were told by a March 7 email from their dean that the campus “will be able to hold classes at least through March 22.” Since January, third-year students at Western State College of Law in Irvine haven’t known from one week to the next if final exams will take place as scheduled or if they actually will graduate in May, said Sydney McGregor, 32, who hopes to sit for the state bar exam in July. A man enters Western State College of Law at Argosy...
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Software Startup Portfolium Acquired by Salt Lake City’s Instructure

The software of Portfolium, a San Diego startup that hosts online portfolios for students trying to showcase their achievements to potential employers, is set to join the portfolio of Utah educational software company Instructure.Instructure (NYSE: INST) has agreed to acquire privately held Portfolium. No financial terms of the deal, which was announced Tuesday, were disclosed.Founded in 2014 by CEO Adam Markowitz, Portfolium sells academic institutions access to what it calls its ePortfolio ne...
Tags: Deals, Utah, Education, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Tech, Higher Education, SaaS, Venture Capital, San Diego, M&a, Salt Lake City, Bridge, Merger, Financing

LAUSD teachers get paid less than big-city peers, but a 6 percent raise would bring them closer

A typical teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District makes roughly $80,000 a year, but those wages are still below counterparts in major cities in California and other states, according to an analysis of 2017 pay records. United Teachers Los Angeles is asking for higher pay, among other demands, ahead of a planned strike Monday. The district and the union have struggled to come to an agreement on new contract for the last two years. UTLA’s request for a 6.5 percent raise, effective July ...
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Phishers steal San Diego school data going back to 2008

After a successful phishing attack that captured over 50 accounts, hackers stole 500,000 records from the San Diego Unified School District, for staff, current students, and past students going all the way back to 2008; including SSNs, home addresses and phone numbers, disciplinary files, health information, emergency contact details, health benefits and payroll info, pay information, financial data for direct deposits. School district employees reported the wave of phishing emails, but the...
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UAS in the USA: A History of Drone Regulations

Recently, a drone operator near London’s Gatwick airport caused chaos by flying in the vicinity of airline traffic. The result was a 32-hour suspension of flights with diversions for airplanes already airborne and a flurry of media coverage. The public was left wondering how a drone pilot could operate near a major airport, and if something similar could happen here in the United States. The story of drones, or Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is that of a rapidly expanding technology, the necessar...
Tags: Usa, London, Education, New York City, Spotlight, Drone, Quadcopter, United States, Drones, Editorials, Gatwick, San Diego, Aviation, Faa, Columnists, Federal Aviation Administration

The Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy writing workshop is open to applications for the 2019 session

The Clarion Workshop, hosted at the University of California San Diego at La Jolla, is an annual, six-week, intensive writing workshop for aspiring science fiction and fantasy writers (I'm a graduate of Clarion, a frequent instructor, and a member of the board of the Clarion Foundation, a nonprofit that administers the election); the 2019 workshop runs June 23 - Aug 3, with instructors Carmen Maria Machado, Maurice Broaddus, Karen Lord, Andy Duncan, Ann VanderMeer, and Jeff VanderMeer. Apply he...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, Education, Writing, San Diego, University Of California San Diego, La Jolla, Jeff VanderMeer, Clarion, Clarion Foundation, Genre Bootcamp, Carmen Maria Machado Maurice Broaddus Karen, Andy Duncan Ann VanderMeer

A Database of Paper Airplane Designs: Hours of Fun for Kids & Adults Alike

Though we can trace the history of paper aircraft back 2000 years to the Chinese and their kites, and into the 19th century with the French and their imaginary airships, the origin of the modern paper airplane is shrouded in mystery. A San Diego Reader article placed the birth somewhere in 1910. By 1915, most American kids were already tormenting teachers. And Jack Northrup used paper models to work on aerodynamics at Lockheed in the 1930s, but even that doesn’t do much to explain how su...
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California Principal Apologizes for Sending Email Warning About a Black Man at Starbucks

A San Diego school principal apologized this week for sending an email to parents about a black man who allegedly stared at and followed a student at a local Starbucks. Donna Tripi, principal at La Jolla Elementary School, said she unintentionally perpetuated stereotypes, the San Diego Tribune reports. Tripi last month warned parents about a…
Tags: News, Education, California, Uncategorized, San Diego, Starbucks, Onetime, San Diego Tribune, Tripi, Starbucks Donna Tripi, La Jolla Elementary School

Citing Regulatory Uncertainty, Origin Code Academy to Close

Origin Code Academy, one of San Diego’s few coding schools—for-profit companies that offer short-term vocational training in computer programming—said this month it will shutter on Nov. 16 after about three years in business.The company opened in late 2015, offering a 12-week course for $13,500 and promising graduates a software job within 90 days of graduation. Since then, more than 100 of its students have been hired as full-time developers, according to CEO Jeff Winkler, who started the prog...
Tags: Startups, Florida, Jobs, Education, Trends, It, Developers, Software, Coding, San Diego, Corinthian Colleges, Talent, General Assembly, Mindtouch, Kaplan, Dev Bootcamp

Gov. Brown rejects ethnic studies bill, saying high school students are overburdened

Concerns about high school students being overwhelmed by homework, tests and graduation requirements led Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill allowing some schools districts to require ethnic studies classes. The legislation, AB 2772, would have set up a three-year pilot program allowing 11 school districts that would be picked from throughout California to require students to take a semester or year of ethnic studies in order to graduate. The bill was authored by Assembly members Jose Medina, D-Rive...
Tags: Education, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Local Politics, Jerry Brown, Oakland, Local News, Medina, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Legislature

Gaps in California law requiring schools to test for lead could leave children at risk

By Nico Savidge and Daniel J. Willis, EdSource Part one of a special report from EdSource revealing the extent of lead contamination in water in schools across California where water has been tested. Gaps in a new California law requiring schools to test their drinking water for lead could leave children vulnerable to the toxic metal. The law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last October, puts California among only seven states and the District of Columbia nationwide that require schools to test thei...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Environment, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Michigan, Epa, Daly City, Oakland, District Of Columbia

Lead problems in water linger at Los Angeles schools, despite years of testing and repairs

By Nico Savidge and Daniel J. Willis, EdSource Part two of a special report from EdSource revealing the extent of lead contamination in water in schools across California where water has been tested. Lead testing at Miramonte Elementary in Los Angeles Unified last January found six water outlets over the state and federal limit for drinking water. An auditorium drinking fountain tested at 10 times the lead limit. Three months later at Audubon Middle School, eight fixtures tested over the lead li...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Michigan, Lausd, Environmental Protection Agency, Lowry, Flint, Polk, Los Angeles County

The USC quarterback battle: Jack Sears has taken Darnold’s place before

USC quarterbacks Matt Fink (19) and Jack Sears (13) split the majority of the snaps during spring practice, but incoming freshman JT Daniels will be involved in the competition for the starting job during fall training camp. (Photo by John McCoy) Jack Sears (13) during football practice at Howard Jones Field on the USC campus in Los Angeles, Friday, August 4, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds USC quarterback Jac...
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Summer college enrollment up as Pell Grant money flows, helping students to graduate faster

Federal financial aid changes are producing significant enrollment increases in summer classes at many California colleges and raising hopes that students will be graduating faster as a result. Cal State Los Angeles, for example, has experienced nearly a doubling of its summer school population to about 5,900. Officials attribute most of that growth to the revival and expansion of federal Pell Grants that Congress approved last year for low- and moderate-income students. “That’s a pretty impress...
Tags: News, Education, Obama, Congress, California, Washington, Uncategorized, California News, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, San Diego, Sacramento State, Oakland, Donald Trump, Pell Grants

Medical Internships for High School Students

Thinking about a future in medicine or a related field? We don’t have to tell you that med school is tough. It will take many years, and many thousands of dollars. It may be a good idea to dip your toes in the water before fully diving in. As a high school student, you should consider applying for a summer internship in the healthcare field. Programs range from research-intensive (working in a lab, conducting trials, comparing data) to hands-on clinical experiences (learning to suture, taking vi...
Tags: California, Cdc, College, Stanford, Virginia, New York City, Atlanta, Alaska, Washington Dc, San Diego, Nashville, Nebraska, Oakland, Stanford University, Penn, Cincinnati

In Celebration of Bruce Bigelow: Our Memories, His Playlist

Bruce Victor Bigelow, editor of Xconomy San Diego, passed away Friday afternoon, June 29, at the age of 63. He had suddenly fallen ill less than a week earlier, after he returned to San Diego from a hiking trip in Utah. Our initial post about Bruce’s death is here. But we at Xconomy, after hollering “Stet” in vain to that editor in the sky, wanted to do something more. This is not so much to mourn Bruce’s loss, but to celebrate our times together, and his extraordinary collegiality, frien...
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Xconomy Mourns the Loss of San Diego Editor Bruce Bigelow

It is with profound sadness that we at Xconomy say goodbye to our longtime friend and editor of Xconomy San Diego, Bruce Bigelow. An outstanding journalist, colleague, and friend, and a fixture of the San Diego innovation scene, Bruce passed away today at age 63 after a brief illness. We are in shock at this awful turn of events. We are a close-knit team despite being spread out around the country, and just two weeks ago several of us had the rare pleasure of catching up with Bruce in per...
Tags: Startups, Education, California, Trends, It, People, Cybersecurity, San Diego, Obituary, Cleantech, Fintech, Agtech, Life Sciences, Healthtech, Bruce, National blog main

Need faster internet speeds at school? 9 Cal State University campuses to upgrade connection from 10 gigabytes to 100 gigabytes

Come the fall of 2018, Cal State students at nine campuses — including Long Beach, San Bernardino, Pomona, Fullerton and Northridge — will no longer need to slog through a slow internet connection. In a move that will save the Cal State system money in the long run, the campuses will upgrade their 10 gigabyte-a-second connection to a 100 gigabyte-a-second internet connection. The upgrade in Long Beach and San Diego are already done. The need for the bandwidth is long overdue, said Michel Davidof...
Tags: Technology, Education, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Higher Education, San Diego, Long Beach, Local News, San Bernardino, Northridge, Cal State Long Beach, Davidoff, Cal State Northridge, Cal State, Cal State University

Canoga Park High seniors show their pride and leave their mark, in support of immigrants. Here’s how

Sebastian Araujo said a video he saw about the physical dangers immigrants face when crossing into the United States covertly sparked his idea for Canoga Park High School’s commencement ceremony. On Thursday, about 100 seniors (CHK) in the graduating class of 275 students will be wearing colorful sashes over their dark green gowns, representing their cultural backgrounds. Money from the sale of the sashes, $15 each, will be used to buy 350 bottles of water that Araujo and other students, accompa...
Tags: News, Education, Mexico, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Diego, Graduation, Argentina, Kenya, South America, Lausd, Guatemala, UC Berkeley, Tijuana

African-American students would get extra funding under proposal before Legislature

By John Fensterwald, EdSource California districts with African-American students, currently the lowest-performing ethnic or racial student group, would receive additional funding under a bill that passed its first legislative hurdle last week with the support of organizations representing both school districts and charter schools. Asssemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, the primary author, said the bill is needed to correct the failure of the Local Control Funding Formula, as written, to add...
Tags: Business, News, Education, California, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Oakland, Local News, Naacp, Fortune, Weber, Legislature, Education Committee, Reseda

California makes significant gain in reading on much anticipated national test

By JOHN FENSTERWALD, EdSource Led by strong scores in 8th-grade reading, California moved closer to the national averages in reading and math, continuing a decade-plus trend of generally slow but steady improvement on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The closely watched assessment released its 2017 results for 4th and 8th grades on Tuesday. California was one of seven states with a 4-point increase in 8th-grade reading, enabling it to come within 3 points of the national average ...
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UCLA’s Jaylen Hands to enter NBA draft without agent

UCLA freshman guard Jaylen Hands will enter his name into the NBA draft without an agent, the point guard from San Diego announced Wednesday on social media, keeping the possibility of a return open. “Excited for feedback and opportunity to grind while keeping my college eligibility,” Hands wrote on Instagram. Hands averaged 9.9 points and 2.6 assists per game during his freshman season, starting 15 of the 31 games he played. He scored a career-high 23 points off the bench against Detroit Mercy...
Tags: College, Sports, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Nba, College sports, Espn, Ucla, Bruins, McDonald, Wilkes, St Bonaventure, Aaron Holiday, Jaylen Hands, Kris Wilkes

Los Angeles moms are honored for their ‘parent power’

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Six Los Angeles moms who started out as classroom and field trip volunteers — then helped elect a school board member — were honored Tuesday with the 2018 Hart Vision Volunteers of the Year Award by the California Charter Schools Association. Xitlali Castro, Ramona López, Esmeralda Medina, Roxann Nazario, Mireya Pacheco, and Bielma Pérez, all from the San Fernando Valley, received the award Tuesday at the 25th Annual California Charter Schools Confer...
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Whicker: Rui Hachimura might be the highest-performing Gonzaga import

Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (22) looks to pass around UNC-Greensboro forward Jordy Kuiper, right, during the first half in the first round of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, center right, shoots around the defense of Ohio State forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) during the second half of a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Bo...
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Whicker: Villanova bears the burden of this bracket pick

My annual NCAA Tournament bracket, also known as The Shape Of Water: EAST Xavier over Texas Southern:  TSU’s Health and Physical Education Center was homecourt for two NCAA teams this year, the home team and Houston. Missouri over Florida State: Even with Michael Porter Jr. struggling to sync up, the Tigers are too good here. South Dakota State over Ohio State: Mke Daum loses his title as Least-Known Good Player. Gonzaga over UNC Greensboro: UNCG hasn’t seen anybody like Rui Hachimura. San Di...
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Forecast for California school climates remains cloudy without good data, advocates say

By DAVID WASHBURN, EdSource California has entered an era in which safe, welcoming and inclusive school environments are seen as key to unlocking better test scores, higher graduation rates, fewer suspensions and drops in chronic absenteeism. But not nearly enough is being done to assess how, or if, efforts to improve school environments are actually working, say a chorus of researchers, youth advocates and state officials. Suspension rates are the main indicator of school climate on the Califor...
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Teacher shortages persist in California and getting worse in many communities

By LOUIS FREEDBERG, EdSource Despite an improving economy and new efforts to recruit teachers, California’s teacher shortage is showing no signs of easing up. In fact, shortages are becoming more severe in many communities. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the Learning Policy Institute, based on a survey of 25 school districts of different sizes and in diverse locations in the state. The districts are not intended to be representative of California’s nearly 1,000 school districts, but ...
Tags: Florida, News, Education, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, San Diego, Jerry Brown, San Bernardino, Legislature, Los Angeles Unified, California Commission, Linda Darling Hammond

LAUSD will use same search firm to find new superintendent, but it gets a break on the cost

By Mike Szymanski, LA School Report The LA Unified school board is set to confirm the same search firm that helped them pick Michelle King as superintendent in 2016, which will save the district at least $160,000. In the contract signed last time with Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates of Rosemont, Ill., there was a two-year window clause that says, “If the Superintendent departs from the position during the first year under any circumstances or within (2) years if the majority of the Board is st...
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High cost of living and low wages drive up childhood poverty rate in California

By ASHLEY HOPKINSON, EdSource Nearly a quarter of California children 5 years old and younger live in poverty, according to a new report that examines the impact of the cost of living and family income on the state’s youngest residents. The report, titled “Reducing Child Poverty in California,” found that 31 percent of “poor” families spend more than half of their income on housing, making it difficult to meet basic needs, such as food and health care. Five percent of families in the state live ...
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How one California school district, Covina-Valley Unified, narrowed its Latino achievement gap

By Carolyn Jones,  EdSource Last year, a girl in Melody Gonzalez’s class at Las Palmas Middle School, in the San Gabriel Valley, started sobbing in class one day. Gonzales asked her what was wrong. The girl said her father had just been deported. “I felt terrible. There was nothing I could say or do. So I just listened,” said Gonzalez, who’s been teaching seven years. “I just tried to be there for her. I think the listening helped — now she knows she can come to me. … Just building that relation...
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