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NEWS RELEASE: STEAM SmartLab Officially Dedicated at Baker Elementary
10/15/2021
Students at Baker Elementary School demonstrated their STEAM skills at a new SmartLab today, showcasing one of the San Diego Unified School District’s newest high-tech learning spaces before an audience of industry mentors who helped develop the facility.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Advertises Superintendent Position
10/13/2021
The San Diego Unified School District has officially posted its superintendent job opening, based on input received from parents and community members during a series of public input sessions held since July 29, 2021.
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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Unveils New School Name at Canyon Hills High School
10/11/2021
On Monday, students joined district and community leaders at the newly renamed Canyon Hills High School, translated into Mat Kwatup KunKun in native Kumeyaay, to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a now federally observed holiday that commemorates Native American history and cultures.
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NEWS RELEASE: City Council Preserves San Diego High School, Starts Another 100 Years of History
10/05/2021
SAN DIEGO - It is history in the making as the San Diego City Council voted today to preserve San Diego High School by approving a new long-term lease with San Diego Unified.
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Your Voice Counts: Help Name New Elementary School in Mission Valley!
09/16/2021
As construction on a new elementary school in Mission Valley quickly progresses, the San Diego Unified School Names Committee has launched a community input process to select a name for the new elementary school.
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WATCH: A 3D Flythrough of San Diego High’s Upcoming Improvements
09/02/2021
A modern chapter is on the horizon for one of San Diego’s most historic high schools. San Diego High School ’s Whole Site Modernization project is anticipated to begin this fall, bringing campus wide improvements and renovations to four classroom buildings, outdoor sports facilities, the student quad and support spaces.
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NEWS RELEASE: District, Students, City Leaders Dedicate Field Posthumously Named After African-American Educators
08/09/2021
Nearly eight decades after Pacific Beach Middle School (PBMS) saw its first African-American educator, students joined community, district and city leaders Thursday to dedicate the joint-use field and community park to him and his wife. New signage now displays “The Fannie and William Payne Joint-Use Field and Community Park,” a symbol of the adversity the Paynes overcame in the 1940s.
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Assembly Bill 104: Pass/No Pass Procedures
08/03/2021
Request for “Pass” or “No Pass” grade marks AB 104 allows parents or guardians of high school students enrolled in coursework during the 2020-21 school year to replace their letter grades to a “Pass" (P) or “No Pass” (NP) designation on their transcript. Read more..
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MEDIA ADVISORY: District and City Leaders to Join Students, Community Members in Dedicating Field Posthumously Named After African-American Educators
08/03/2021
San Diego Unified Board of Education President Richard Barrera will join City of San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria in dedicating the Pacific Beach Middle Joint-Use Field after Fannie and William Payne, African-American educators who overcame adversity in the 1940s. Students and community representatives who advocated for the “Fannie and William Payne Joint-Use Field and Community Park” will also speak.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified to Pilot “Boost Democracy,” a First-of-its-Kind Texting Initiative for Government Agencies in Partnership with Initiative’s Author Shane Harris of the People’s Association of Justice Advocates
07/07/2021
Board of Education President Richard Barrera will join Shane Harris, the author of “Boost Democracy,” and the policy’s allies tomorrow to announce the San Diego Unified pilot of the “Boost Democracy” open government texting notifications at the upcoming July 13 Board of Education meeting, with a goal of making online and hybrid San Diego Unified school board meetings more accessible to the public throughout the pandemic.
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NEWS RELEASE: Summer of Learning and Joy Begins Today
06/18/2021
San Diego Unified School District, The San Diego Foundation, and more than 70 local nonprofits began serving approximately 30,000 students today – a 1,500% increase over a typical summer – who enrolled in Level Up SD, a Summer of Learning and Joy.
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MEDIA ADVISORY: On the First National Juneteenth Holiday, San Diego Unified Celebrates Historic Action in Partnership With the People’s Association of Justice Advocates
06/17/2021
One year after the San Diego Unified Board of Education raised the Black Lives Matter flag at the Eugene Brucker Education Center and called on the State of California to recognize Juneteenth, President Joe Biden officially recognized June 19, the day that slavery ended, as a federal holiday.
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La Jolla Elementary School New Classroom Building Rendering
New Classrooms, Joint-Use Improvements Reach Milestones in San Diego Coastal Communities
05/20/2021
SAN DIEGO - Preparations are underway to add state-of-the art facilities and other campus wide improvements at three schools in La Jolla and University City. At La Jolla Elementary School (LJES), construction crews have started demolishing dated portables and installing temporary student classrooms at the school’s upper field to make way for a modern new classroom building.
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San Diego Unified Wins State Award for Inclusion of Small, Diverse Businesses in Construction
05/06/2021
San Diego Unified School District has gained statewide recognition for its inclusion of small and disabled veteran businesses in its bond-funded construction projects, winning the California Department of General Services’ (DGS) “Reciprocity Partner of the Year Award” on April 27.
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