Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Clip Report for Sept. 22

Voice of San Diego

September 21, 2009

Bringing Teaching for the Gifted to All Kids

Sandra Ruvalcaba isn't sure if she would have tapped Dominic Satterfield as a gifted child before. His reading was a little weak and he struggled with writing last year at Cabrillo Elementary in Point Loma. But when the teacher began to use strategies for gifted children with all of her students, Dominic suddenly seemed to stand out. He flourished.


North County Times

September 21, 2009

OCEANSIDE: Principal charged with grand theft

An Oceanside elementary school principal has been charged with nine felony counts of grand theft, authorities said Friday. The principal, Paulette Thompson, will be arraigned Tuesday on those nine counts and an additional felony related to improper use of personal identification information, said Steve Walker, deputy communications manager for the San Diego County District Attorney's Office. The charges were filed Aug. 28.


Voice of San Diego

September 18, 2009

Schoobrary Nonprofit Being Discussed

More news of the schoobrary: An education consultant is informally talking with the San Diego Library Foundation about creating a nonprofit that would run a charter school in the downtown library.


School Districts Floats List of Favored Zip Codes

San Diego Unified has drafted a list of high poverty zip codes whose residents will be considered first when construction companies hire workers under the district's $2.1 billion facilities bond.



September 18, 2009

In San Diego Unified, Are Adults the Problem?

SAN DIEGO ��� Today is the last day San Diego Unified School Superintendent Terry Grier will be working at district headquarters.


Voice of San Diego

September 17, 2009

Scripps Snags Fed Money for Science Ed

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography on Wednesday announced a new program that will put Scripps grad students in San Diego Unified middle and high school classrooms in an effort to bridge the science education gap.


'Let's Not Let This Opportunity Get Bogged Down'

San Diego Unified school board members Shelia Jackson and Richard Barrera are arguing that the school district has done enough to be eligible for a second batch of federal stimulus money, even if it does not follow Obama Administration requirements for winners to link teacher evaluations to test scores.


Feds: Online Classes Don't Always Need Teachers

San Diego Unified may have taken unnecessary steps to meet the No Child Left Behind rules on qualified teachers in its credit recovery program by assigning employees who never interacted with the students to be their official teachers, according to advice given by the U.S. Department of Education about the federal rules.


San Diego Union-Tribune

September 17, 2009

PTA drive targets parental involvement

SAN DIEGO ��� When the California PTA asked parents what one thing they would change about schools, the answer included a wish list of art and music education, additional books and an infusion of cash.


La Jolla Light

Sepember 16, 2009

Muirlands field project to start soon

An effort to raise $1.1 million to construct a new, synthetic turf field at Muirlands Middle School to serve a multisports complex to include La Jolla High has succeeded.


Voice of San Diego

September 16, 2009

Have Diploma, Can't Apply to College

Counselor Frank Zavala tries to break the news to high schoolers gently, but sometimes it's just too late. There's no way they can rack up the classes they need to even apply to the University of California system or the California State schools.



September 15, 2009

School Foundations Create Gap In Education Funding

JOANNE FARYON (host): Hello Everyone, I���m Joanne Faryon. Welcome to this Envision special ��� Education and the Million Dollar Bake Sale. Let���s begin with a quiz. How many students in your kids��� classroom? 20, 30, close to 40? It���s probably more than last year.


Voice of San Diego

September 15, 2009

Point Loma Weighs Idea of Going Charter

Parents are weighing the idea of splitting Correia Middle and other Point Loma schools from San Diego Unified as independent charter schools, which would free them to handle their own budgets, staffing and curriculum. The idea was tossed around at a parent foundation meeting in Point Loma, where parents and principals said they were weary of the nonstop turnover at the school district.

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