NEWS RELEASE: Captain Michael Marquez Named New San Diego School Police Chief

Posted: Wednesday, May 17th 2017


SAN DIEGO (May 16, 2017) - Captain Michael Marquez, a veteran San Diego School Police Captain, has been named the new San Diego School Police Chief.

Captain Marquez, who previously served as the Interim Chief for the San Diego Unified School Police Department, is a 27-year police force veteran. His career began in 1990, when he served with the National City Police Department as a patrol officer for more than 11 years.

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District honors 2017 Teachers of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, May 10th 2017


Claudia Sanchez-Guevara, Vanessa Hart and Jean-Paul Balmat are San Diego Unified’s 2017 Teachers of the Year. 

The three were honored, along with runners up Robert Daluraya, Denise Tayco and Jaime Brown, and more than 130 teachers of the year from individual school sites, at the Day of the Teacher celebration at Patrick Henry High school.

Superintendent Cindy Marten joined Board of Education members, district leadership, school administrators, families and friends of teachers being recognized at the annual event. 

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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified School District Receives "Women in Business Champions of the Year" Award

Posted: Monday, May 8th 2017


SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) – The rate of women-owned business enterprises participating in San Diego Unified School District’s capital improvement projects reached new heights as a result of a multi-year effort by the district’s business outreach team to attract and contract with women-owned business enterprises (WBEs). For their work championing women in business, the San Diego Small Business Administration recognized Karen Linehan, manager, and Alma Banuelos, coordinator, from the district’s Facilities Planning and Construction Business Outreach unit. 

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NEWS RELEASE: Spanish Soccer Giant Teams Up with Local School District

Posted: Monday, May 8th 2017


SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) - FC Barcelona, through its FCBEscola Program, has partnered with the San Diego Unified School District to bring the first ever “FCBEscola” Soccer Academy to San Diego. Serving as FCBEscola’s headquarters on the West Coast, San Diego Unified will be the first school district in the United States to team up with the FCBEscola program, and the first to open a world class soccer academy in its hometown. 

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Important facts about the district graduation rate

Posted: Thursday, April 13th 2017


“San Diego is changing the education conversation in the State of California by showing you can raise graduation standards and graduate more students at the same time. The fact that it is our children leading this change — by stepping up to meet the challenge — makes me incredibly hopeful for the future.”

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