Three Local Schools Win Cash Prizes In iCommute Competition

SAN DIEGO–Three schools in the San Diego region will receive cash prizes as top finishers of the Walk, Ride, and Roll to School Challenge, an annual competition organized by the SANDAG iCommute program to encourage students and parents to choose healthier and more sustainable ways to get to school.   During designated weeks in October, […]

Twin Oaks Middle School Students Join Taylor Swift In Skype Chat

Twin Peaks Middle School students talk to singing sensation Taylor Swift, via Skype. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Ragna Cook POWAY–There was a buzz of excited energy from a group of twelve to fourteen-year-old students from Twin Oaks Middle School in Poway on Tuesday as they waited for seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift to join them via Skype for a special group interview sponsored by Scholastic. “I’m really looking forward to see […]

San Diego Unified School District Unveil Free And Reduced Lunch Policy

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 Services central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The household size and income criteria […]

Vista Unified School District Granted $4.7 Million For Prop 39 Energy Efficiency Upgrade Projects

DALLAS/SAN DIEGO–Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced Vista Unified School District became the third of San Diego County’s 42 school districts to have its Proposition 39 Energy Expenditure Plan approved by the California Energy Commission. Vista Unified School District will receive $4.7 million that will be used for a variety of energy […]

San Diego Film Foundation Launches FOCUS: Media Education Program

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Film Foundation, producers of the San Diego Film Festival, will celebrate the Film Festival’s 10-year commitment to youth and schools by  launching FOCUS, a new education initiative to develop young artists and film-savvy educators. FOCUS offers a new range of programs during the Film Festival and throughout the year, engaging students and […]

Solana Beach Educator Selected To Participate In STEM Fellowship

Samantha Greenstein

SOLANA BEACH–This year, Samantha Greenstein, a middle school science teacher from Earl Warren Middle School in Solana Beach, will return to her classroom with a deeper understanding of how to integrate real world science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts into classroom instruction. This understanding comes as a result of her participation this summer in a […]

UC San Diego Named One Of Best Colleges for Food in U.S.

LA JOLLA–The University of California, San Diego been named among the best colleges for food in the United States, according to the Daily Meal website, which nationally covers food and drink topics. UC San Diego came in 19th place in the website’s list of the “75 Best Colleges for Food in America.” The Daily Meal […]

Sulfur Signals In Antarctic Snow Reveal Clues To Climate, Past And Future

ir heated by large fires wafts smoke into the statosphere as pyrocumulonimbus clouds. Photo: Cloud Appreciation Society

LA JOLLA–Sulfur signals in the Antarctic snow have revealed the importance of overlooked atmospheric chemistry for understanding climate, past and future. Eruptions of huge volcanoes, the disruptive weather pattern known as El Niño, and a fire season from hell each left distinctive chemical marks in layers of snow excavated near the South Pole, researchers from […]

U.S. Department of Defense Approves $34 Million Grant To Modernize Two San Diego Unified Schools

SAN DIEGO–On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) approved a grant for more than $34 million to provide needed facility improvements at Hancock and Miller elementary schools in the Tierrasanta community. This DOD grant will be combined with approximately $8.6 million in existing Proposition Z bond funds for a total construction budget of nearly […]

Qualcomm Institute Green Light Grants To Build Clusters In Medical, Robotics Research

LA JOLLA–The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Each one-year seed grant is worth up to $50,000 in support for researchers in areas of critical interest to the research mission of […]