Southbay Students Want Safe, Sober Graduation

IMPERIAL BEACH–Teen members of the South Bay Youth 4 Change at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach are gearing up for the end of the school year by urging parents to provide an alcohol-free graduation and summer. “I choose to live to surpass expectations,” Leilannie Chavez, a student at Mar Vista High said. “I […]

Dalai Lama To Speak At UCSD

LA JOLLA–The University of California San Diego will host His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at a public event June 16 where he will speak about “Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in our World” to an estimated 25,000 attendees on the campus’s RIMAC Field. The program begins at 9 a.m. with entertainment, followed by a […]

San Diego Unified Teacher Lay Off Notices Cut In Half

SAN DIEGO–A unified Board of Trustees voted 5-0 tonight to bring back close to 500 teachers who had been facing possible layoffs, including many physical education (PE) and music teachers. In all, about 50% of the teachers who received preliminary pink slips in March will be back in schools this fall. Most of the cancelled […]

Thirteen San Diego Unified High Schools Named Best in The Nation

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District is proud to announce that 13 district high schools have earned a spot on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report’s list of “Best High Schools in America.” The 2017 Best High list released this week by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, […]

Local Teens Named Among America’s Top 10 Youth Volunteers Of 2017

WASHINGTON–(PRNewswire)– Meghana Reddy, 18, of La Mesa and Kenan Pala, 13, of San Diego were named two of America’s top 10 youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards during the program’s 22nd annual national award ceremony at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Selected from a field of more than 31,000 youth volunteers […]

Whatever It Takes Organization Showcase Future Teen Leaders, Entrepreneurs At San Diego Library

SAN DIEGO–Whatever It Takes (WIT) is a local nonprofit organization with a mission to foster social entrepreneurship and leadership in teens. Educators, entrepreneurs, community leaders and all San Diegans are invited to meet, connect and support future leaders and entrepreneurs who are committed to making the world a better place. Entrepreneurial teens will present the […]

130,000-Year-Old Mastodon Discovered In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–An Ice Age paleontological-turned-archaeological site in San Diego preserves 130,000-year-old bones and teeth of a mastodon that show evidence of modification by early humans. Analysis of these finds dramatically revises the timeline for when humans first reached North America, according to a paper published in the April 27 issue of the prestigious science journal […]

San Diego Unified’s Board Of Education To Consider Endorsing Proposed Senate Bill 30

SAN DIEGO–Today, the San Diego Unified School District’s board members will consider endorsing California State Senator Ricardo Lara’s proposed Senate Bill 30 which would prohibit the state from awarding or renewing a public contract with any person who provides goods or services to the Federal Government for construction of a wall, fence, or barrier along […]

San Diego Unified Achieves Highest Graduation Rate Among Large California Districts

SAN DIEGO–Today, the State of California released the official graduation rate data for the Class of 2016, and San Diego Unified ranked first among the top 5 largest districts – ahead of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach and Fresno. The state put the final graduation rate number for San Diego Unified at 91.2 percent […]

$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 […]