Monday, May 11, 2009

Clip Report for May 11

Bridget Naso was down at Marshall Elementary School, where the International Rescue Committee is hosting their "First Things First" program, which provides a unique educational opportunity for the most vulnerable group of refugees: preliterate parents and their preschool children.
May 11, 2009
FACES for the Future Live from Hoover 
Mike Castellucci was down at Hoover High School where they've partnered with Rady Children's Hospital to start a program called "FACES for the Future," a program that allows students to work with professionals as they prepare for a career in the health industry.
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 11, 2009
Classrooms benefit directly from donors
All Patricia Craig had to do was ask. Within a week, an anonymous $120 donation gave her 20 second-graders Weekly Reader subscriptions.
Over the next two years, Craig posted about nearly $6,000 worth of wishes on the Web. Big ones, for a projector and a document camera. Wee ones, for colored chalk. All of them came true.
Voice of San Diego
May 11, 2009
San Diego Unified is asking schools in areas where test scores have dragged to craft innovative plans to boost achievement using federal stimulus money. And they want them to do it fast.
May 11, 2009
San Diego County schools to receive aid
School districts can celebrate after Saturday’s announcement by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell that $2.56 billion in federal stimulus money is being released to California’s local education agencies.
Voice of San Diego
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Reading, Writing and Unruliness: A New Focus on Student Behavior
Alexis Ramirez missed most of kindergarten to sobbing fits. First grade at Edison Elementary was little better. She would cling to the school gates or run from the classroom. Her flustered parents enlisted a police officer to tell Alexis that school was mandatory. Nothing worked.
Missing so much class dragged down her grades. It took heavy cajoling and rewards from her mother and her teachers to coax Alexis, now 8, to the classroom, but slowly she came around to the idea. Now she clamors for books and primps in the mirror each morning before school.

San Diego Union-Tribune
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Over 1,000 take district's early-out offer
Leanne Lynn has agreed to retire from teaching at Birney Elementary School next month for an extra year's pay and a chance to help save the San Diego Unified School District millions of dollars.
Lynn, who has taught for 36 years, is among the 592 teachers to accept the golden-handshake offer by yesterday's 5 p.m. deadline. 

San Diego Union-Tribune
May 9, 2009
Three are named teachers of the year for school district
Three men who teach in the city's urban core have been honored as top educators in the San Diego Unified School District.
Bill Freeman, a fourth-grade teacher at Porter Elementary School in Lincoln Park; Michael Crawford, a science teacher at Clark Middle School in City Heights; and Phillippe Poncey, a drama and French teacher at San Diego High's School of International Studies downtown have been named the district's teachers of the year.

May 11, 2009
John de Beck: If the school district is broken, fix it!
By John de Beck, SDNN
There are problems that keep recurring in the San Diego Unified School District. One is the periodic takeover by special interests groups that are completely destabilizing and are functions of the election process for board members. The second is the lack of attention paid to community needs by whoever is elected to the board.


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