Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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August 12, 2009

Grier Says San Diego Unified Unlikely to Secure Special Stimulus Funds

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Unified School Superintendent Terry Grier says the district may not be eligible for more federal stimulus money because the school board doesn't support linking student test scores to teacher performance.



August 11, 2009

Million$ for Military Kids Help Classmates, Too

Thousands of San Diego students who have parents in the military will soon get added help in the classroom, and as a result, their non military classmates will benefit too.

Threats Made On Craigslist to Kill Hundreds of Children

A San Diego man is accused of posting threats against the children of military families.


Voice of San Diego

August 11, 2009

Teachers Union Backs Biliteracy

The teachers union has thrown its support to a new policy that encourages biliteracy in San Diego Unified -- and used it as a springboard to raise some questions about teacher workloads, a sticking point in its negotiations for a new contract this year.



August 12, 2009

Local former Ô5th GraderÕ offers scholarships to youth | Aspiring actress wants to make a difference for youth

Somewhere between a full-time public school schedule, soccer games and volleyball practice, and commuting between San Diego and Los Angeles for auditions, 12-year-old Alana Ethridge finds time to give back.



August 2, 2009

Scientists Head To Sea To Study Ocean Garbage Patch

It's the size of Texas, but invisible to the naked eye. Garbage in the Pacific Ocean has made its way into a swirling current that's now become a floating landfill. And now, San Diego scientists are hitting the high seas in hopes of finding a way to clean it up. Patrick Henry High School teacher, Laura Dickens is one of 30 scientists on board. She's hoping to turn this trip into curriculum for kids interested in earth science.


Mission Times Courier

July 31, 2009

A message from your Councilmember Marti Emerald

City crews are at work on Wandemere St. in front of Patrick Henry High School. A number of people in the area have contacted our office, Don Bluefield being the most recent, and told us Wandemere needs serious attention.


Pacific Coast Business Times (Santa Barbara — San Luis Obispo)

July 27, 2009

Camarillo plays an ACE — High school will teach building trades

ACE will strive to help students focus on the skills that most interest them, he said. He, along with officials from the electrical and sheet metal workers union, first approached the Ventura County Office Education about starting a trade school in 2003 after a visit to Kearny High School in San Diego. Hansmeier said what he saw at that high schoolÕs trade academy convinced him that the Oxnard school district could do something similar to help its practically-inclined students.




San Francisco Chronicle

August 11, 2009

Online textbooks offered free to students

When California math and science teachers return to their classrooms this month, they'll have 10 free online textbooks at their fingertips to help them teach everything from calculus to chemistry.


Los Angeles Times

August 8, 2009

Swine flu won't mean school's out, federal guidelines say

New recommendations call for local districts to be conservative about school closures. Parents are urged to vaccinate children.

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