Wednesday, April 22, 2009

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San Diego Union Tribune

April 18, 2009

Nearly $4 Released to the State

Education Secretary Arne Duncan yesterday released nearly $4 billion to California, the first state to benefit from a special fund for states that was created by the economic stimulus law.


San Diego Union Tribune

April 18, 2009

Charters still the Stepchild Among California's Public Schools

Proudly, the California Department of Education announced this week the distribution of $23.5 million to 196 charter schools in the state as reimbursement for rent they must pay.


San Diego Union Tribune

April 18, 2009

560 Teachers are Still Needed to Retire Early

So far, just 73 teachers have put in for early retirement from the San Diego Unified School District – barely more than 10 percent needed to make a delicate budget-cutting plan work.


Voice of San Diego

April 22, 2009

Stressful Stereotypes Found to Undercut Girls and Minorities

Nervousness overcame Carlos Genchis, 18, as he sat down to fill in the bubbles the second time he took the high school exit exam.


San Diego Union Tribune

April 21, 2009

San Diego Schools Selling 1st U.S. Tax Credit Debt

The San Diego school system started taking bids Tuesday on the nation's first sale of bonds that will offer investors a tax credit but pay no interest, one of its financial advisers said.


San Diego Union Tribune

April 22, 2009

Popular teaching tool could be curtailed, cut

When David Alvarez and his classmates from Cherokee Point Elementary School spent a recent week in Balboa Park, they hit all of the hot spots: museums, zoo and a play.


San Diego Union Tribune

April 22, 2009

School Bonds to Finance High Tech Renovations

San Diego schools stand to get wireless Internet and other technology upgrades called for in the $2.1 billion Proposition S bond measure at a quicker pace than expected, thanks to interest-free federal construction bonds.


Voice of San Diego

April 22, 2009

$43 M In School Stimulus Money

San Diego Unified estimates it will get roughly $43 million in stabilization money from the federal stimulus bill.


Friday, April 17, 2009

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Channel 10 News

April 17, 2009

Feds To Release Nearly $4 Billion for California Education

Washington -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan is releasing nearly $4 billion to California, the first state to benefit from a special fund for states that was created by the economic stimulus law.


Channel 10 News

April 17, 2009

Two School Bus Accidents In SDUSD; No Injuries

Two school buses carrying students were involved in unrelated accidents minutes apart Friday morning, but there were no injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported.




NBC News San Diego

April 16, 2009

Latino Student Drop Out Rate “Alarming”
hile the Latino population is expected to grow to be the biggest in the nation, many young Latino males are not graduating from high school. This will present a staggering disparity in the future, some North County leaders said.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

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San Diego Union-Tribune

April 15, 2009

Short Takes: San Diego School Board Still Keeps Teaching Jobs

The San Diego school board has kept its promise to protect teaching jobs during its fiscal crisis.


NBC SanDiego

April 15, 2009

Many Teachers Taken Out of the Equation

Only a few of the 1,400 San Diego County teachers receiving pink slips this year may actually lose their jobs.

That news was met with a round of applause at the San Diego Unified School District Board meeting Tuesday night.



April 15, 2009

San Diego School Board Pull Layoff Proposal;id=14351

Roughly 250 San Diego Unified educators are breathing a sigh of relief today. That's because a proposal to cut their jobs was scrapped by the San Diego Unified school board yesterday.



April 15, 2009

San Diego Unified’s Central Office is Put on Alert;id=14367

San Diego Unified school officials say all of the district's central office managers might not have their same jobs next year as a result of the district's money problems.


Voice of San Diego

April 15, 2009

Board Deadlocks on Asking Parents to Pay – If They Can

Just a quick update: The idea of asking parents to voluntarily pay for Advanced Placement exams, floated by school board member John Lee Evans, split the school board at their meeting last night 2-2.



April 15, 2000

Preuss School Celebrates 10 Years;id=14358

Since its beginnings in 1999, The Preuss charter school on the UC-San Diego campus had been steadily winning awards and gaining recognition within the national academic community.


Voice of San Diego

April 14, 2009

School Board Swears Off Any Teacher Layoffs

San Diego Unified will not warn a single teacher of a possible layoff this year, a move made Tuesday night that was praised by workers but set off alarm bells among critics.


San Diego 6 News

April 14, 2009

Middle School Students Lied About Attempted Assault

The principal of Correia Middle School Tuesday sent out a letter to parents in which she reveals that three girls had made up a story of an attempted kidnapping to cover the fact that they had skipped class.


San Diego Union-Tribune

April 14, 2009

Locals Earn State Basketball Honors
Three local high school players have been honored with state basketball awards by, and two others not from the area are part of what the Web site is calling “the best recruiting class ever for San Diego State.”


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

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San Diego 6 News
April 13, 2009
School Locked Down After Principal Spots Teen with Shotgun

A report of a pedestrian carrying what appeared to be a rifle in a Point Loma neighborhood Monday afternoon prompted a lockdown at Correia Middle School while police searched the area.


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The Bond Buyer - Daily Newspaper of Public Finance

April 13, 2009

San Diego USD Plans QSCB Deal – Stimulus-Authorized Issue First of Its Kind

The San Diego Unified School District next week plans to sell the first of the qualified school construction bonds authorized under the federal stimulus package. It expects to pay no interest on the debt.




NBC San Diego News

April 13, 2009

SoCal Mom Fined $3,820 for Truant Kids

An Adelanto, CA mother has been fined nearly $4,000 because her four young children don't show up for school.

Friday, April 10, 2009

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Switching from old assessments to new ones was meant to improve how San Diego Unified teachers gauge what children are learning, where they are lagging and how to help them. But the change was not painless. Nor was it free.


Voice of San Diego

April 10, 2009

Schooled | Another Take on Testing Costs

Los Angeles Times

April 1, 2009

Federal funds may not stave off classroom cuts, California educators say

Superintendents worry that state leaders could tap into federal stimulus money targeted for schools to make up budget shortfalls.

California education officials, girded by the nationwide release Wednesday of $44 billion from the federal economic stimulus plan, are nevertheless worried that the state's share won't be enough or come in time to stave off widespread teacher firings and program cuts.

Mission Times Courier

April 4, 2009

Community Calendar

Event: Patrick Henry High Senior Exhibitions

La Jolla Light

Mar 25, 2009

LJHS likely to lose 4 teachers | Principal: Class sizes will grow

La Jolla High School stands to lose four teaching positions next year, Principal Dana Shelburne said March 20 after getting his latest budget information from the San Diego Unified district office.

Del Mar Times

Apr 9, 2009

Museum to celebrate first anniversary | SCPA musicians perform at benefit

The New Children's Museum will celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of its new home in downtown San Diego's Marina District with two events.


San Diego Union-Tribune

April 9, 2009

Speed, power, height go a long way | Hoover High badminton player uses strengths to his advantage

SAN DIEGO — Hoover High is as strong in badminton as any team in any sport this spring.

The Cardinals, who have won seven of the past nine City Conference titles, have the defending champions in boys singles and boys doubles.

San Diego Union-Tribune

April 2, 2009

Comeback on the court | Pointers tennis player returning after injury layoff

POINT LOMA — Point Loma High tennis player Corey Smith has received advice over the years from the USC men's coach. He calls him Uncle Peter.

San Diego Union-Tribune

March 31, 2009


Riding his coattails | As Tyler's reputation grows, efforts soar to cash in on Cavers star

Jeremy Tyler is being followed. At school. At basketball practice. In the locker room. Even into his house. For most of the past two years, a Los Angeles filmmaker has been tracking Tyler with a video camera – interviewing him, his relatives and his coaches at San Diego High.

San Francisco Chronicle

April 9, 2009

Math performance anxiety

In the 1990s, the Math Wars pitted two philosophies against each other. One side argued for content-based standards - that elementary school students must memorize multiplication tables by third grade. The other side argued for students to discover math, unfettered by "drill and kill" exercises.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

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Voice of San Diego

April 6, 2009

Schools Urged to Get Creative with Stimulus Dough


There's an interesting and intensifying dilemma on the hands of decision makers at the San Diego Unified School District: Lengthen the school year or shorten the school year?


Voice of San Diego

April 9, 2009


Researchers Put Price Tag of Dropouts at $534 Million

Downtown Charter School to Close

Why a Longer School Year?

Back with a Vengeance

SAN DIEGO - The port of San Diego, the school district and the Metropolitan Transit System will share $4.8 million in community preparedness grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Wednesday.

Ana Tintocalis

The new U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to thousands of school board members attending a national conference in San Diego over the weekend. The event was a chance for Duncan to talk about the educational priorities of the Obama administration. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

SAN DIEGO — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan yesterday urged thousands of school board members from across the country to find the courage and political will to help reform an American school system that lags behind those in China and India.

San Diego Union-Tribune

April 4, 2009

Students get a taste of improved school food

Chicken bowls, wraps win raves

SAN DIEGO — Forget mystery meat.

San Diego school cafeterias are kicking it up a notch next year with new gourmet dishes that were recently taste-tested by young food critics.

San Diego Union-Tribune

April 4, 2009

First-rate researchers

Science fair's winners will move to the next level

BALBOA PARK — If the future will be decided by young minds like the winners at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, fear not. The future is in good hands.

Beach & Bay Press

April 3, 2009

Principal-sharing plan sparks protest

Pacific Beach Elementary will have to share a principal with another small elementary school of less than 500 students if a plan adopted by the San Diego Unified School District’s (SDUSD) board of trustees comes to fruition. Twenty schools across the district face sharing principals.

Beach & Bay Press poll

April 9, 2009

Online poll through April 9

Should the San Diego Unified School District follow through on plans to cut busing to magnet schools like Barnard Elementary School?

69% Yes

31% No

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