July 1, 2009
SD helps kick off Read Across America
SAN DIEGO — More than 300 San Diego County students were in Petco Park yesterday -- but not for baseball. The youngsters were there to help kick-off one of the country's largest childhood literacy campaigns called Read Across America. KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis says the focus is on what's called the summer reading loss.
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July 1, 2009
School Food Agency Gets Stimulus Grant
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell announced today that 242 School Food Authorities in 48 California counties will share more than $12.8 million in 2009 Equipment Assistance Grants.
When Schools Pay Teachers Not to Teach
Lynne Holyoke knew her principal wanted to fire her. The retired art teacher said the two had often sparred over her teaching style. But instead, Holyoke said the school district made her an offer: Take a year off with pay and resign at the end of it. Holyoke agreed and spent the year on paid administrative leave, doing art therapy, volunteering and mulling her future.
June 30, 2009
The Gompers Saga, Cont.
The saga over construction plans at Gompers continues: The charter school is planning a rally Wednesday to protest school district proposals to place classrooms and build a bus turnaround on part of its site, which is owned by San Diego Unified and shared with Millennial Tech Middle School.
As school budgets worsen, district-splitting option picks up steam
During his run for Los Angeles mayor in 2005, former Democratic speaker of the Assembly Bob Hertzberg made it a staple of his campaign to promote the splitting of the Los Angeles School District. He envisioned dismantling the school district into smaller, more manageable systems that could be more responsive to parents and community leaders. As the second-largest school district in the nation, Hertzberg believed the mayor should have substantial control over the schools, calling the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) a "big fat roadblock" and "just impossible to deal with."
June 29, 2009
Sempra Energy Awards More Than $200,000 Under 2009 Scholarship Program
Sempra Energy has awarded more than $200,000 in college scholarships to 38 high school seniors as part of the company's annual scholarship program for children of employees.
June 18, 2009
Construction summer camp for high school girls
Reporter Carlos Rico visits the 2009 MAGIC -- Mentoring A Girl In Construction -- Summer Camp, which kicked off Wednesday.