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VOSD News Literacy Voice of San Diego's News Literacy Program gives Chula Vista residents equal access to news and info

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Some of our News Lit ladies who received laptops for successfully completing the first workshop series. Thanks for all y...
08/21/2014

Some of our News Lit ladies who received laptops for successfully completing the first workshop series. Thanks for all your hard worrk!

05/30/2014

Why are many San Diegans' perceptions of Chula Vista negative? Weigh in at a community conversation being held at the Chula Vista Civic Center Public Library TOMORROW from 8:30-11:00 a.m. See you there!

Many college prep programs that help high school students go to universities end after high school graduation. But first...
05/29/2014
For First-Gen College Students, the Goalposts Move from Getting in to Staying in

Many college prep programs that help high school students go to universities end after high school graduation. But first gen students need support to make it to college graduation day. What I found out about "prepping" while in college:

For many college-prep groups, an acceptance letter might be the happy end to a student's story. But retention rates for first-generation college students are dismal. So one South Bay group and a handful of others are taking a novel approach: They keep

Feedback from some of our News Literacy participants led me to find out what your rights are when reporting a crime.
05/01/2014
‘You’re Not Supposed to Be Afraid’: Why Legal Status Shouldn’t Deter You from Reporting a Crime

Feedback from some of our News Literacy participants led me to find out what your rights are when reporting a crime.

Some residents who showed up to one of our News Literacy workshops said undocumented immigrants in their community are often afraid to report crimes. There are laws in place to protect the undocumented from retribution or deportation. But getting that information out to can be hard — so can building…

Last week I called the CVPD to do a records request. Found out main records people were not aware of nuances of the law:...
04/25/2014
When Law Enforcement Fudges the Law

Last week I called the CVPD to do a records request. Found out main records people were not aware of nuances of the law:

Public records laws are supposed to enable people to easily access public information from local governments. But Chula Vista Police have been discouraging residents from getting information through one of the simplest, most common channels, making it harder for citizens to know what local law enfor…

Great piece on News Literacy efforts abroad. Go Bhutan!
04/04/2014
News literacy goes global

Great piece on News Literacy efforts abroad. Go Bhutan!

News literacy—the discipline that teaches students how to critically engage with the news they consume—grew specifically out of the contemporary American media environment. The first news literacy curriculum was crafted at Stony Brook University in 2005 to help students navigate Web outlets of dubio...

So we've officially launched the News Literacy program! Check out our introduction to what we hope to do in the Chula Vi...
03/04/2014
VOSD Launches News Literacy Program in Chula Vista

So we've officially launched the News Literacy program! Check out our introduction to what we hope to do in the Chula Vista community.

We’re launching a series of news literacy workshops aimed at helping underserved residents leverage new media and technology.

In case you missed it, what you need to know about Mary Salas' schools merger proposal.
03/03/2014
What You Need to Know About the South Bay Schools Merger

In case you missed it, what you need to know about Mary Salas' schools merger proposal.

Chula Vista Councilwoman Mary Salas, who is running for mayor, wants the Sweetwater Union High School District to merge with the Chula Vista Elementary School District. If combined, the super district would serve over 71,000 students at 70 schools.

Could a schools merger between Sweetwater schools and Chula Vista schools bring the successful elementary school distric...
02/28/2014
Chula Vista Officials Wonder: Would a Schools Merger Drag Us Down?

Could a schools merger between Sweetwater schools and Chula Vista schools bring the successful elementary school district down? Some key players, think yes, it could. http://bit.ly/1mKSWFj

A Chula Vista councilwoman is leading the latest push to unite the city's elementary and secondary schools into one district. But Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox voiced a powerful counterargument this week: A merger could drag the elementary schools down.

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