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 […]

San Marcos Seeks Youth Ambassadors

SAN MARCOS–The San Marcos Youth Ambassador is seeking high school students for its volunteer program. Students must be in grade 9, 10 or 11 to apply for the program, and must attend a San Marcos high school for at least six months prior to the application process. Participants will serve a one-year term from July […]

North County Amnesty International, Rancho Buena Vista High School Share National Human Rights Award

VISTA–North County Chapter of the Amnesty International USA #47, and the Rancho Buena Vista High School Club of Amnesty International were honored April 2 at the annual general meeting for the U.S. section of the NGO, a non-profit, worldwide human rights organization. While none of the members could attend the conference in Florida to receive […]

Foussat Student Council Raise Money For Police K-9 Vests

OCEANSIDE–The Oceanside Police Department Canine Unit received a donation to the Canine Fund from the Foussat Student Council toward the purchase of a ballistic Canine Vest. The Foussat Student Council, based at Louise Foussat Elementary School in the Oceanside Unified School District, raised over $900 during the course of the school year. The students were […]

Gene Haas Foundation Provides Workshops For Warriors $250,000 Grant

SAN DIEGO–Workshops for Warriors, a nonprofit school assisting veterans who are transitioning into civilian life through advanced manufacturing training, certification and job placement, announced it received a $250,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation. The donation will help offset training and provide Workshops for Warriors machining students with stipends while they work to complete their […]

San Diego Coastkeeper Launches Free Environmental Science Curriculum

SAN DIEGO–Today, San Diego Coastkeeper launched a free curriculum that helps teachers meet state education mandates by teaching kids about the environments unique to San Diego. The curriculum aims to build a new generation of leaders who understand how keeping San Diego’s water healthy leads to clean beaches to play on and a better overall […]