San Diego Students Rank First In English Among State’s Large School System

SAN DIEGO–The California Department of Education released the results of the Smarter Balanced tests taken by area students this past spring. Among large, urban districts in the state, San Diego Unified students ranked first in English language arts – an improvement from second last year. San Diego schools ranked second in mathematics behind San Francisco. […]

Analysis Shows Water Science Education Efforts Increased Awareness Of Water Issues By 56 Percent

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Coastkeeper’s water science education— Project SWELL (Stewardship: Water Education for Lifelong Leadership) — greatly improves students’ awareness of local environmental issues, according to its annual results analysis. The report shows that in the 2015-2016 school year, Coastkeeper reached 4,125 students in grades K–6 and increased awareness of water issues by 56 percent, […]

San Diego Serves Up One Millionth Summer Lunch At City Heights BBQ

SAN DIEGO–The City of San Diego and the San Diego Unified School District served its one millionth free lunch this afternoon at a family barbecue at the City Heights Recreation Center since the summer program began 13 years ago. Hundreds attended the event, which also featured a craft fair, nonprofit informational booths providing information and […]

San Diego Unified Calls On CalPERS And CalSTRS To Divest From Fossil Fuels

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) Board of Education passed a resolution today calling on the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) to divest their investment portfolios of stocks in fossil fuel companies. Recognizing the threat of global warming, the resolution also supports last year’s […]

San Diego Unified’s Capital Bond Program Gets Perfect Score For Transparency

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Taxpayers Educational Foundation (SDTEF) recently announced that the San Diego Unified School District received a perfect score of 100 percent for transparency for its Props. S & Z bond program. The district received the latest of several independent, third-party evaluations giving its bond program high marks. “Knowing that our district has one […]

San Diego Unified School District To Expand Restorative Justice To Other Schools

SAN DIEGO–Advocates for Restorative Justice say the program can help keep young people in school or on the job – and out of the prison system. Superintendent Cindy Marten agrees the program has the potential to help those students most at risk of serious discipline issues; however, she says restorative justice has the potential to […]

Butterflies Debut At San Diego County Fair

By Gina Yarbrough DEL MAR–Butterfly Farms, a Vista-based nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation and research of Southern California’s native butterflies, made its debut at the San Diego County Fair this year. For a one dollar donation, individuals, young and old, can personally experience the beauty of the monarch butterfly in a vivarium. Representatives of […]

Superintendent Announces New Framework For Family And Community Engagement For 2016-17

SAN DIEGO–Educational research validates that support at home is critical to a student’s academic success. San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten is making the commitment to enhance family engagement in the 2016-17 school year by implementing a new Framework for Family and Community Engagement. The framework aligns with the district’s Vision 2020 of creating quality […]

San Diego State Professor Named Top Advisor In The U.S.

SAN DIEGO–(USNewswire)–The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU) announced that management professor, Dr. Michelle Dean, has been honored by the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as the winner of the 2016 Advisor Award of the Year award. In addition, the SDSU SHRM student chapter was honored with a Superior […]

More Than 500 Students Use Improv To Improve Quality Of Life

SAN DIEGO–Meet Niki: A University Heights resident who, after years of wanting more out of life, signed up for an introductory improv class down the street to make friends in a new city. One year later, she regards improv as the milestone that helped her figure out how to make important decisions for herself, understand […]