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Past articles by Must:

High School Seniors Adjusting to Spate of New Systems

On top of the new A-G requirements, students are working with new Common Core curriculum and tests. A new SAT test is looming, too. → Read More

Special Podcast: Barbara Bry's Newest Startup Is a Council Campaign

The entrepreneur and investor has pivoted many times in her life and career. We got her on the record about her successes and failures and important issues she would face on the City Council. → Read More

Brown Throws Civic San Diego a Life Raft

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have given the City Council more oversight over the nonprofit group that regulates development downtown. → Read More

Faulconer Punts Vote on $200 Billion Spending Plan

Mayor Kevin Faulconer has punted an opportunity to vote on $200 billion in spending on an issue central to his legacy. → Read More

Transit Agency Tries Its Hand as Developer

By developing near stations, the North County Transit District can help create the type of transit-oriented development the region says it needs. → Read More

National City, Port Agree to 'Balanced' Waterfront Plan

National City’s waterfront park space and vehicle import volumes could both double under a “balanced” land use plan supported by city and Port of San Diego officials. → Read More

Poway Unified Might Re-Hire Controversial Bond Consultants

A slew of consultants who brokered Poway Unified’s notorious $1 billion capital appreciation bond deal in 2011 are up for more bond work Wednesday night. → Read More

What's Keeping Preschool Out of Reach

The Learning Curve is a weekly column that answers questions about schools using plain language. Have a question about how your local schools work? Write me at ♦♦♦ As an education reporter and a parent, my personal and professional worlds collide. My daughter was born five weeks early, which is about the last thing […] → Read More

The Learning Curve: School's in for Summer (Just Not in Enough Places)

A summer program in Chollas View is helping low-income students combat problems over the break from school. But no one seems to have money to expand the effort any time soon. → Read More

Here's How San Diego Unified Plans to Deal With Concussions

Coaches and school staff will take additional safety measures, whether students are injured on the playground, in the gym or on the football field. → Read More

No, a New Chargers Stadium Won't Be Good for the Economy

A City Council vote kept a new Chargers Stadium alive. But for years, economists have said professional sports subsidies don’t help the economy. → Read More

San Diego Still a House Divided on Vacation Rentals

San Diego’s short-term vacation rentals are in a bit of a legal gray area. But they might not be for long. → Read More

Where Real Estate Sites' School Scores Come From

Schools often list basic information on their websites. But real estate websites give parents an actual score to weigh. → Read More

San Diego Comic-Con by the Numbers

Comic-Con is San Diego's biggest convention and boosters are determined to keep it. → Read More

The Learning Curve: No Plans to Change Post-and-Bid

Even if a landmark case on teacher tenure changes the game in California, it won't necessarily affect San Diego Unified's controversial post-and-bid system for assigning teachers. → Read More

Hoteliers Are Hijacking the Convention Center Debate

Hotel industry leaders believe that every guest dollar should land in no pocket other than their own. → Read More

What’s That Lot: Hillcrest's Mysterious, Meaningless Signs

Strange signs on a large plot in Hillcrest invite neighborhood curiosity. → Read More

How Charter Schools Handle Special Education

The common gripe is that charters work the system to exclude special ed students. The real story isn’t quite so convenient. → Read More