San Diego School District Receives Ratings For Bonds

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District has received extremely favorable credit ratings for its 2016 General Obligation (GO) bonds and green bonds totaling nearly $550 million; either the highest or near-highest ratings available. The district received “AAA” from Fitch Ratings, Inc., the highest issued by the agency. It also received a rating of “AA+” […]

San Diego Unified Makes Major Strides In Closing “a-g” Achievement Gap

SAN DIEGO–The number of students classified as English learners in the Class of 2016 and who are on track to meet all “a-g” course requirements for high school graduation has doubled compared to 2014 data, according to new statistics from the San Diego Unified School District. Data also reveal double-digit increases in other student sub-groups, […]

San Diego Unified Unveils Classroom Funding Model

SAN DIEGO–California can prepare virtually all of its students to succeed in school and the workplace through targeted, proven strategies. San Diego Unified has recently examined the key district initiatives and strategies that hold promise in closing the achievement gap. With these approaches, the academic rigor and creative entrepreneurship needed for solving the state’s looming […]

County Funds Sheriff’s Deputies For Unincorporated-Area Schools‏

SAN DIEGO–Nine school districts within San Diego County’s unincorporated areas will soon have Sheriff’s deputies on their middle school and high school campuses. The Board of Supervisors approved funding to expand the Sheriff’s School Resource Officers (SROs) and Truancy Intervention Probation Officers (TIPOs) programs based on recommendations made by Chairman Bill Horn and Supervisor Dianne […]

San Diego Unified Ranks Second Among California’s Top Urbans In New CAASPP Assessment

SAN DIEGO–San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten Wednesday unveiled the results of new online assessments administered to about 53,000 San Diego students last spring, with results exceeding the state average.  Compared to California’s other large urban school districts, San Diego Unified ranked second. The results were essentially consistent with San Diego County averages. “The Common […]

San Diego School District Offers Free Or Reduced Lunches

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District today announced its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The Food and Nutrition Services central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The household size and […]

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

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. […]

3D-Printed Robot Is Hard At Heart, Soft On The Outside

LA JOLLA–Engineers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego, have created the first robot with a 3D-printed body that transitions from a rigid core to a soft exterior. The robot is capable of more than 30 untethered jumps and is powered by a mix of butane and oxygen. Researchers describe the robot’s […]