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One Washington Elementary School student and her family will be treated to a day at Petco Park on Saturday as the winner of the second annual David Hopkins “Batter’s Up” Memorial Fund Award.

The University of California, San Diego and the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexico (UABC) have embarked on an initiative to increase collaboration and exchange among students and faculty from both universities.

San Marcos High School, San Diego County’s newest 21st century learning environment, is nearing completion.

Members of the local legal community are trying to spread the word about the importance of a civics education as part of a national project called Informed Voters — Fair Judges.

San Diego State University has undergone big changes recently with its new Aztec Student Union and the large-scale renovation of its Storm and Nasatir halls, but Montezuma Mesa isn't through being upgraded.

The San Diego Unified School District is in the midst of an ambitious effort to renovate and, in some cases, rebuild all its 226 educational facilities. The $5 billion project is being funded through a pair of bond measures, Proposition S and Proposition Z, which were passed by voters in 2008 and 2012, respectively. San Diego Unified is the second largest school district in the state -- and one of the largest in the nation -- with 132,000 students and an annual operating budget of $1 billion.

There has been a mixture of construction activity in and around downtown San Diego this summer with new high-tech classroom buildings and facilities at San Diego City College and a new charter middle school in Grant Hill scheduled to open for the fall semester.

In a move to expand its efforts in translational medicine, the University of California San Diego is building a new facility for its Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Southwestern College has a bevy of construction projects in the works courtesy of $389 million in funding from its Proposition R bond measure, passed by voters in 2008 and reexamined and allotted by the Southwestern Community College District Governing Board in 2012.

Three changes are slated for the U.S. Navy’s tuition assistance program in fiscal year 2015, one is effective immediately and two will kick in on Oct. 1.

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Southwestern College $2.475 million over five years for its Puertas al Futuro (Doorways to the Future) grant.

The San Diego Center for Children has named Moisés Barón its new CEO.

UC San Diego anounced Monday that four of its scientists are among the 36 recipients nationwide who have been awarded early concept grants for brain research from the National Science Foundation.

Balfour Beatty Construction has is moving forward on a $53 million renovation project for San Diego State University's Zura residence hall.

Nearly 100 projects to date have been completed for the San Diego Community College District thanks to voter-approved construction bond measures in 2002 and 2006, the district reported Monday.

National University has appointed Dr. Allyson Handley as executive director of its La Jolla-based Sanford Education Center, which is scheduled to formally launch Sept. 18.

San Diego State University’s College of Business Administration announced Wednesday that Management Information Systems (MIS) associate professor Dr. Annette C. Easton has been named chair of the department, effective Aug. 18.

Women make up half the U.S. workforce, but only 14 percent of engineers, a fraction that’s been trending down. For engineering and technology-heavy companies like Qualcomm, this is a problem — one that it’s willing to invest in to solve.

The seventh annual Aztec For Life Homecoming Celebration to benefit The Marshall Faulk Foundation will be on Nov. 6.

Alliance Healthcare Foundation has awarded its 2014 Innovation Initiative grant to local nonprofit, Solutions for Change.

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