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 […]

Interfaith Teens To Tour Mexican-American Border

Members of Hands of Peace.

CARLSBAD–Israel and the Palestinian West Bank may be half a world apart from the United States and Mexico, but young people from all four places do have many things in common. For one, there is a formidable separation barrier or fence that divides the people of Israel and the Palestinian West Bank, just as there […]

San Diego School Board To Act On $1.2 Billion Operating Budget‏

SAN DIEGO–Completing her first year as superintendent, the San Diego Unified Board of Trustees is poised to approve Cindy Marten’s $1.2 billion “students first” spending plan Tuesday night. “When the Board hired me last year, my task was to reevaluate every dollar to ensure we are focusing expenditures on proven methods to create quality schools […]

Carlsbad Student One Of 150 Coca-Cola Scholars Nationwide‏

Delaney Miller

CARLSBAD–As a 2014 Coca-Cola Scholar, Pacific Ridge School Senior Delaney Miller is in elite company. Out of more than 100,000 nationwide applicants, just 150 high school seniors are selected each year. A member from each of Pacific Ridge’s first four graduating classes has been honored by the Coca-Cola foundation on a regional or national level. […]

High School Students Complete Unique Water Quality Research Project

SAN DIEGO–This week, a High Tech High eleventh grade class began publishing the results from its unique oceanic research project that uncovered water quality issues in San Diego and explored the public’s general knowledge of these issues. With the help of San Diego Coastkeeper, the students researched how different pollutants negatively affect the environment, conducted a survey of […]

Registration Open For San Marcos Summer Specialty Camp

SAN MARCOS–Registration is now open for more than 40 half-day summer specialty camps for children ages 4 to 15 to be held from June though August. Camps will be held at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive and at various city parks. Specialty camps give children the opportunity to have fun while […]

Vista Youth Named California Youth Of The Year‏

Russell Wilson

VISTA—A local youth was named California State Youth of the Year at a Boys and Girls Club ceremony honoring its members. Russell Wilson, 18, of the Boys and Girls Club of Vista was among eight other Boys and Girls Club candidates throughout the state. More than 300 guests attended the club’s ceremony that was held […]

DA’s Youth Advisory Board Releases Online Campaigns Aimed At Empowering Students

SAN DIEGO–District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis today announced the release of three innovative, mobile-friendly community outreach campaigns developed by the DA’s Youth Advisory Board.  The mission of the Board is to educate the community about current issues affecting young people, spread awareness about the needs and challenges of youth, and create positive change throughout the community that leads to a […]

San Diego Unified Honors Top Classified Employees‏


SAN DIEGO — A special education assistant from Bay Park Elementary School is San Diego Unified School District’s Classified Employee of the Year, with runners-up working at Madison High and Marston Middle schools in Clairemont. Pauline Burt, who’s been a part of the Bay Park community for nearly 30 years, is the 2014 Classified Employee […]