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California Bill Would Restore Mental Health Funding in Elementary Schools

Cherokee Point Elementary School Principal Godwin Higa talks with a student. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Megan Burks A San Francisco Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a state bill that would restore mental health care funding for young children … Continue reading

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The End of ‘Willful Defiance’ School Punishments (Sort of)

When a child gets in trouble at Cherokee Point Elementary School, Principal Godwin Higa, talks quietly to the student to sort things out. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Mario Koran On this, most school officials agree: “Willful defiance,” a … Continue reading

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A New School of Thought on Discipline

Photo Credit: Shutterstock By Mario Koran A report by the Harvard researchers who visited San Diego Unified says it best: The tough-on-crime, zero tolerance policies America used to fight the war on drugs in the past few decades shifted to … Continue reading

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Feds to Begin Audit of San Diego Police Department in City Heights

By Megan Burks Department of Justice auditors are in town to begin their assessment of the San Diego Police Department. They’ll be at Cherokee Point Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to collect community comments on the police department. Former … Continue reading

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Event: The Questions Facing the Police Department

By Liam Dillon We have a great panel lined up Tuesday night to discuss the future of the San Diego Police Department. It starts at 6 p.m. at Cherokee Point Elementary in City Heights. Here are four of the biggest … Continue reading

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County Responds to Growing Links Between Childhood Trauma and Health

By Megan Burks San Diego County Health and Human Services Director Nick Macchione sent a letter to his department last week detailing a sweep of training and programmatic tweaks to get his entire staff, and the services they offer, trauma-informed. … Continue reading

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Event: What Lies Ahead for the San Diego Police Department

The San Diego Police Department has traveled a rocky path these last few years. A spate of officer misconduct issues led up to the abrupt retirement of long-time Police Chief William Lansdowne and several lawsuits. That’s not to mention growing … Continue reading

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San Diego Police Chief Hears Racial Profiling Complaints Firsthand

Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman told an audience at Cherokee Point Elementary School in City Heights she’s committed to regaining the trust of the community at a March 26, 2014 town hall meeting. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks … Continue reading

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At Cherokee Point, Kids Don’t Conform to School; School Conforms to Kids

When a child gets in trouble, Principal Godwin Higa, talks quietly to the student to sort things out. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Jane Stevens ACES Too High What does any of the following possibly have to do with … Continue reading

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A Year Later, Dalai Lama Visit Still Inspires

Groups representing several different cultures performed at Saturday’s celebration of compassion at Cherokee Point Elementary School. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks A Year Later, Dalai Lama Visit Still Inspires, Aired on KPBS News May 20, 2013 [Audio … Continue reading

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