San Diego Unified School District Offers Back-To-School Safety Tips

SAN DIEGO–With the new school year beginning on Sept. 8, it is important for students, parents and the public to remember to they need to exercise additional caution on or around school campuses. To ensure maximum safety for all students, the San Diego Unified School District suggests students and parents abide by the following guidelines […]

County Board Recognizes Local Students For Suicide Prevention Videos

(L-R): David Nampi, Diego Majewski, Gabby Pacula and Jessica Rose outside the County Administration Center.

SAN DIEGO–Five high schoolers and one college student were recognized by the County Board of Supervisors for creating one-minute videos on suicide prevention and eliminating the stigma associated with mental illness. UC San Diego student Courtney Loi won second place in Directing Change’s Student Film Contest, a statewide film competition, in the “Suicide Prevention” category. […]

San Diego Unified Rolls Out Strategic Plans For Youth Advocacy Office

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District’s Office of Youth Advocacy Tuesday outlined an innovative long-term strategic plan for closing the achievement gap with improved student supports and awareness, including specific steps to provide greater supports and training to address needs of an increasingly diverse student body and to assure equitable outcomes for all students. […]

San Diego Board Of Education To Act On $1.37 Billion Budget‏

SAN DIEGO–Following the addition of funding from California’s recently passed 2015-16 budget, the San Diego Unified School District’s Board of Education is poised to approve a $1.37 billion “students first” budget for 2015-16 that will provide for further reduction of class sizes in lower grades, additional certificated staff at high needs schools, enhanced nursing and […]

FACE Foundation Launches Youth Humane Education Initiative‏

Face 4 pets

SAN DIEGO–This spring marks an exciting new beginning for the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), thanks to a grant received from the Boys and Girls Foundation. The grant will allow FACE to expand its Humane Education Program, which provides underserved youth with hands-on opportunities to learn about animal care, health and careers. The […]

Preuss School UCSD Ranked Best High School In San Diego County By U.S. News & World Report

LA JOLLA–The Preuss School UCSD—a charter middle and high school for low-income students who strive to become the first in their families to graduate from college—has been ranked the best high school in San Diego County by U.S. News & World Report, which recently released its annual list of “Best High Schools.” Located on the campus […]

Record 158,000 Students On Waiting Lists For Charter Public Schools In CA

SACRAMENTO–(USNewswire)–The California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) released new estimates that show a record 158,000 students are on charter public school waiting lists across the state. When taking into account the number of students who are on more than one charter school waitlist in California that number jumps to approximately 278,000 students. “Evidence over the past […]

District Teachers Of The Year Announced For 2015

From left to right: Ronald Lancia, High School Teacher of the Year; Brenda Mueller, Middle School Teacher of the Year; Michelle Yepiz, Elementary Teacher of the Year.

SAN DIEGO–Three San Diego educators were named San Diego Unified School District’s Teachers of the Year for 2015. Michelle Yepiz from Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, Brenda Mueller from De Portola Middle School and Dr. Ronald Lancia from Mission Bay High School were honored at the Day of the Teacher celebration Tuesday at Madison High School. More than 140 […]

Board Of Education And San Diego Education Association Reach Tentative Agreement

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Unified and the San Diego Education Association (SDEA) have reached a tentative three-year agreement that decreases class sizes, increases teacher preparation time, places additional staff at high-need schools, and adds more counselors and special education support. The agreement also establishes a collaborative process to develop a professional growth-focused evaluation system. To become […]

New Grant Program To Help Schools Get Active

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) today launched its new Walk, Ride, and Roll to School mini-grant program to help increase active transportation and safety education for students throughout the region. In support of International Walk to School Day in October, mini-grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded to public or private K-12 […]