$30K Available For Local Schools To Promote Biking And Walking

SAN DIEGO–A total of $30,000 in grant funding is available to local schools and school districts to help fund programs that encourage students to walk or bike to school, or educate them about pedestrian and bike safety. For the 2017–2018 school year, the SANDAG iCommute program will offer Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Mini-Grants […]

UC San Diego’s Grad Programs Earn High Marks In U.S. News And World Report Guidebook Rankings

LA JOLLA–The 2018 U.S. News and World Report Best Graduate Schools guidebook, released today, names the University of California San Diego’s professional schools in engineering and medicine, as well as its academic Ph.D. programs in the social sciences and humanities, among the best in the nation. “It is an honor to have UC San Diego’s graduate […]

San Diego Unified School Board Balances Budget With No Increases In Class Size

SAN DIEGO–A unified Board of Trustees Tuesday evening voted 5-0 to keep class sizes small at San Diego Unified, while eliminating a more than $124 million structural deficit the district was facing. Trustees also approved an early retirement package and other measures designed to save money and minimize the need for layoffs. The Board expressed confidence the […]

Supply Chain Guru Jimmy Anklesaria Funds Rady School’s First Endowed Presidential Chair

LA JOLLA–How do supply chain costs impact industry, including Fortune 500 companies? “The answer to that question changed my entire career,” said Jimmy Anklesaria, one of the world’s most sought-after speakers on cost management. “In 1984 when I was in my early 30s, I was a chartered accountant (a CPA) with a law degree, earning […]

San Marcos Rotary Club Supports Reading

SAN MARCOS–The San Marcos Rotary Club has purchased 950 popular Mo Willems books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.  Club members will be reading it to first grade students in seven San Marcos Unified School District schools during the month of February. Each student will then receive the book to take home. Through this Literacy Project, […]

California’s Top Youth Volunteers Of 2017 Selected By National Program

SACRAMENTO–Two San Diego county students were named California’s top two youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. As State Honorees, Meghana  Reddy, 17, and Kenan Pala,12, each will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May […]

UC San Diego Extension To Open Innovative Cultural, Education Hub San Diego

LA JOLLA–The University of California San Diego announced it plans to open an Innovative Cultural and Education Hub in downtown San Diego at the corner of Park and Market to connect its wide range of programs to the downtown innovation community and to diverse neighborhoods throughout San Diego’s urban core. UC San Diego Extension will […]

Ten Music Teachers Nominated For Grammy Foundation’s Music Educator Award

SANTA MONICA–A total of ten music teachers from ten cities across seven states have been announced as finalists for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the Grammy Foundation. The initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. The list of finalists include four music teachers from California schools. The list of […]

Porter Elementary Students Receive New Bikes From San Diego Unified School Police Dept.

SAN DIEGO–Nearly 30 students at Porter Elementary gathered on the school’s blacktop waiting for members of the San Diego Unified School Police Department to finish “shining their shoes.” What these officers were really doing was grabbing a new bicycle that each of these students was receiving – and delivering it to them, helmet and all. […]

San Ysidro School District Holds Annual Blanket Drive For Students In Need

SAN YSIDRO–San Ysidro School District is looking to collect 1,500 blankets for children and families in need during its annual blanket drive “Project Dream.” The District is asking for adult-sized blankets to cover those of all sizes. “The San Ysidro School District is committed to supporting all of our students and families,” SYSD Superintendent Dr. […]