Thursday, July 9, 2009

Clip Report for July 9

SAN DIEGO The proposal to build a new main library in downtown San Diego picked up more momentum yesterday when the City Council agreed to incorporate a high school to help fund it.
Voice of San Diego
July 8, 2009
Schoobrary Moves Forward
San Diego City Council approved a non-binding letter of intent with the San Diego Unified School District to build a charter high school on two floors of the proposed downtown main library.
Voice of San Diego
July 8, 2009
Gym Class in the Library?
One of the questions that readers have asked on the schoobrary is how kids will get their gym classes in two floors of the library. I don't have the answer to that question yet, but I can tell you that some of the other charter high schools I looked at for this story on comparing the building costs of the schoobrary credit some of their savings to avoiding the stadiums, football fields and other facilities that we associate with big high schools.
Voice of San Diego
July 9, 2009
Schools May Study Parcel Tax Idea
The San Diego Unified school board will vote Tuesday on whether or not to spend $130,000 to hire a political consultant to research the idea of a parcel tax to bring extra funding to schools -- and to develop the proposal if it seems feasible.
July 7, 2009
Local Teachers Being Paid While Not Teaching?
SAN DIEGO -- Dozens of teachers in the San Diego Unified School District are getting paid but are not teaching, 10News reported.
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 10, 2009
New teacher's poor reputation may be deceiving
You just found out who your child's 5th-grade teacher is going to be in the fall and you're not happy. You've heard complaints about her teaching style.
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 9, 2009
Short Takes | Stimulus funds to fix polluting school buses
The Obama administration has awarded $1.56 million to help clean up 125 dirty diesel school buses in San Diego County.
San Diego Union-Tribune
July 9, 2009
School's charter could be revoked | Superintendent cites sex-crime scandals
LA MESA Frustrated over how Helix High School has handled a recent series of teacher sex crimes, Grossmont school district administrators are recommending that trustees move to revoke the charter they issued more than 11 years ago.
La Jolla Light
July 8, 2009
Students are stoked for summer program at LJHS
Summer and school are two words that don't normally mix. But it is something to look forward to for about 100 junior high students spending their days at La Jolla High School for the San Diego Summerbridge program. Instead of the normal routine, college students and recent graduates are now the teachers. With a rigorous but friendly environment, the program prides itself on motivating students to succeed in all classrooms.
Beach & Bay Press
July 9, 2009
Veterans served at weekend fest Downtown
The National Stand-Down for Homeless Veterans, an annual event during which military veterans receive medical care and social services help, has set its San Diego fete for Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19 on the upper athletic field of San Diego High School Downtown.

Beach & Bay Press
July 3, 2009
SDUSD trims deficit but will pay price later
The San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) Board of Education has finalized the 2009-’10 budget on paper that shows cuts the board could make to close the $63 million budget gap. However, its school-by-school impact is unclear and plenty could change as the school year unfolds.
July 9, 2009
The Schoolbrary Wrangle
Arthur Sam thinks the idea is as a dumb as its name. Steve Francis thinks the City needs to reconsider all major projects including the Schoolbrary. But, Scott Peters thinks the city needs to quickly build the project.
Jack Brandais
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San Diego Unified School District
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