Friday, June 26, 2009

Clip Report for June 26

Voice of San Diego
June 26, 2009
High Hopes at Central Elementary for Small-Class Program in Limbo
Kindergarteners chattered around teacher Cindy Robinson, eager to show her their carefully written phrases or ask questions. Most of her students at Central Elementary came to her class unable to read or write in English; some couldn't ask to go to the bathroom. Their earliest papers show little or no writing, only pictures and an occasional scrawl.

San Diego Union-Tribune
June 26, 2009
District partly liable for teacher-student affair | Jury awards girl $1.25 million in suit
A Superior Court jury concluded this week that San Diego Unified School District was partially liable for not stopping a years-long sexual relationship between a high school girl and a teacher.

Bonsall-Fallbrook Village News
June 25, 2009
CIF approves multi-school status with Oasis
The CIF San Diego Section’s Board of Managers approved a Multi-School Teams Status request which will allow students at Oasis High School to compete for Fallbrook High School athletic teams.
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 25, 2009
Hoops star's goal: play for U.S. | Lack of citizenship a temporary setback
When Angelo Chol was one of 21 players invited to try out this month for the USA Under-16 national basketball team, he was excited.
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 25, 2009
Trustees won't change school starting times
The morning bell will not ring any earlier or later for San Diego schoolchildren come fall. That's what the San Diego school board decided Tuesday after weeks of criticism from parents who complained about two sets of proposed changes to school start times.
San Diego Union-Tribune
June 25, 2009
Filling a need for nutrition: Children get healthful meals at free summer lunch program
SAN DIEGO Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch? An annual summer lunch program designed for children from low-income families began this week at nearly a dozen parks and recreation centers from Kearny Mesa to Encanto. An additional 12 sites will open next month.
Wake up, San Diego. Your public schools are being stealthily hijacked by the powerful teachers union, which readily sacrifices the needs of students for its own avaricious ends.
If you think this is hyperbole, consider the plain facts:
Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
(619) 607-0477 (cell)
(619) 725-5570 (desk)

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