District scores above average on new state accountability system

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th 2017


California launched its new accountability system and San Diego Unified scores are above average on four of the five indicators reported in this early stage of implementation. 

The district achieved the “green” level, which is the second highest level and the state target, on four of the five indicators - Suspension rate, Graduation rate, English language arts, and Mathematics. On the fifth indicator, English learner progress, the district mark was “yellow” or median performance.

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NEWS RELEASE - State Launches New Accountability System; San Diego Unified Scores Above Average

Posted: Wednesday, March 15th 2017


State Launches New Accountability System; San Diego Unified Scores Above Average 

SAN DIEGO – California today launched its new state accountability and continuous improvement system that provides a wealth of new information regarding performance to parents and educators and assists stakeholders in engaging with districts in productive conversations around the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP). 

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600 graduating seniors selected to receive free tuition, books at SD Community Colleges

Posted: Thursday, March 2nd 2017


Six-hundred graduating high school seniors are being notified they will receive free tuition and books beginning the fall of 2017 at a San Diego Community College (SDCCD) campus through the San Diego Promise.

The San Diego Promise pays for enrollment fees and books that are not covered by financial aid. In exchange, San Diego Promise participants must to take part in orientation services and map out an education plan, be enrolled in at least 12 units for both fall and spring, provide at least eight hours of community service, and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.  

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District statement on rights of transgender students

Posted: Wednesday, March 1st 2017


Last week, the Department of Education and Department of Justice rescinded the federal guidance they released less than a year ago that instructed schools across the country on how to create welcoming, safe, and supportive school environments for transgender and gender nonconforming students.

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Hundreds gather to explore the possibilities at UC San Diego

Posted: Friday, February 24th 2017


College, even UCSD, is within reach for all students

That was the message conveyed to more than 500 students and parents who gathered recently to learn about UC San Diego as a college option at an “Evening with UCSD.”

Attendees were greeted by UCSD staff and students as they entered the auditorium. UCSD’s Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Juan Gonzalez opened the program, followed by other UCSD representatives who spoke about the admissions process, applying for financial aid and the career services available. 

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Just the Facts: District Graduation Measures

Posted: Friday, February 24th 2017


In May of last year, the San Diego Unified School District reported 92 percent of its students from the Class of 2016 were on track to graduate. The number was significant for three main reasons:

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