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Getting to the Common Core: Local educators adopt new philosophy in learning

Getting to the Common Core: Local educators adopt new philosophy in learning

Paige Nelson

October 24, 2013

STAR testing in California public schools is history, thanks to new legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 2. The bill eliminates the traditional standardized test and replaces it with a new, computerized assessment aligned with national Common Core standards. The former exams were administered...

Oceanside film fest celebrates cinema

Oceanside film fest celebrates cinema

Paige Nelson

September 1, 2013

Unsigned filmmakers from around the world made their debut on the big screen Aug. 22-25 at the historic Star Theatre for Oceanside’s third annual International Film Festival. Fifty films from nearly every genre were shown at the four-day movie marathon, filling up as many as 22 total hours of screening...

Yoga fight highlights ABCs of innovation: Area school officials weigh challenges of building programs

Yoga fight highlights ABCs of innovation: Area school officials weigh challenges of building programs

Paige Nelson

August 16, 2013

In wrapping up a lawsuit that brought national media attention to Encinitas in recent months, Judge John Meyer of the San Diego Superior Court ruled yoga fit for public schools. Encinitas Union School District Superintendent Timothy Baird said it’s the first districtwide yoga program and also quite...

Independents’ days: Oceanside fest celebrates art of film

Independents’ days: Oceanside fest celebrates art of film

Paige Nelson

August 10, 2013

The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for its third annual Oceanside International Film Festival later this month. The four-day event officially kicks off the film festival season in San Diego, starting Aug. 22. The festival showcases a juried selection...

County Fair competitions draw thousands of participants

County Fair competitions draw thousands of participants

Paige Nelson

June 3, 2013

Inside the Grandstand at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, volunteers sort through an array of colorful jams brought in by entrant Star Slipock. Slipock has been making her homemade jams for 41 years and entering them into the Home and Hobby Competition at the San Diego County Fair since 1975. “I have a who...

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Paige Nelson