Thursday, April 9, 2009

Clip Report for April 8

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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