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Twin Peaks students chat with superstar Taylor Swift

Tiffany Daher, front row far right, and her combined 7th- and 8th-grade Language Arts class chatted with Taylor Swift via Skype on Tuesday.Photo by Emily Sorensen

A two-hour delay didn’t dampen the spirits of some of pop music superstar Taylor Swift’s biggest fans.

Teens are teaching kids about politics, government

The Youth Political Awareness PAC leadership team includes, front row from left, Gleb Shevchuk, Andrew Childers, Natalie Taylor, Elise Hoffman and Emily Plantier. Back row, Sam Haber, Justin Shin, Mallory Broberg and Matthew Santos. Photo courtesy of YPA

A group of politically-minded teenagers — most of whom are not old enough to vote — have formed an organization to promote political awareness among children.

Poway Unified School District offers more date on CAB refinancing

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Steps were being taken this week to make public more information regarding a proposal to refinance some of the Poway Unified School District’s controversial capital appreciation bonds.

PTA council to take over holiday Adopt-A-Family program

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After two years of schools organizing their own Adopt-A-Family programs, the Palomar Council PTA will once again head up the program.

Bonds dominate PUSD candidate forum

All Poway Unified School District candidates attended Tuesday night’s forum in Rancho Bernardo. From left, Michelle O’Connor-Radcliff, T.J. Zane, Todd Gutschow, John P. Riley, Katie Newbanks, Charles Sellers, Jeannie Foulkrod and Marc Davis. Photo by Elizabeth Marie Himchak

Poway Unified School District’s capital appreciation bonds were the focus of a board candidates forum on Tuesday night, an issue that clearly irked the two incumbents and a decision all the challengers criticized.

Many questions at first meeting on Poway Unified bonds

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A small but impassioned crowd gathered in the Rancho Bernardo High School Performing Arts Center Tuesday night to share their opinions with the Poway Unified School District Board of Education about the possibility of refunding the controversial capital appreciation bonds (CABs).

Volunteers needed to help students learn to read

Chaparral Elementary student Addison Fortney and SHOK tutor Bruce McCoy were paired up shortly after school resumed in August. Photo courtesy of SHOK

Volunteers are being sought to help area elementary students improve their reading skills.

Beatty: PUSD process too restrictive to financial firms

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The selection of two Irvine-based companies as financial advisors sparked allegations by one Poway Unified School District board member that the district was too restrictive in seeking qualified applicants

Poway Unified School District announces volunteers of the year

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Some of Poway Unified School District’s most dedicated volunteers are being honored by the district.

An ‘out-of-this-world’ adventure

Kathleen Porter, second from left, with other educators during one of their “space missions.”

Poway Unified students and teachers could be learning more about NASA, what it takes to be an astronaut and work in other space-related careers from their peers.

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