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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NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Achieves Highest Graduation Rate Among Large California Districts

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th 2017


SAN DIEGO – Today, the State of California released the official graduation rate data for the Class of 2016, and San Diego Unified ranked first among the top 5 largest districts – ahead of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Long Beach and Fresno. The state put the final graduation rate number for San Diego Unified at 91.2 percent – within a percentage point of the district’s own internal estimate or “on track” number released last spring. 

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San Diego Unified donates 7,000 pounds of food for community hunger relief efforts

Posted: Tuesday, April 11th 2017


San Diego Unified’s Food and Nutrition Services has been piloting a new program, Love Food Not Waste, that allows leftover food from the school meal program to be diverted from the landfill to local organizations facing food shortages.

In February, the pilot program rescued more than 7,000 pounds of food, equating to more than 5,900 recovered meals. (YTD: 25,500 recovered meals) 

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School police officers expand knowledge of restorative practices

Posted: Tuesday, April 4th 2017


Article courtesy of the Mid-City Community Advocacy Network

From March 27 to 29, 10 San Diego Unified School District police officers gathered to learn about restorative justice techniques and how to refer cases to the City Heights Restorative Community Conferencing Pilot Program.

Restorative justice is focused on bringing youth responsible for committing a crime and those harmed by their actions together to agree on how to repair it. It is a tool for school police balancing keeping order at a school with helping guide young people’s development.

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Important facts, materials relating to Emerson-Bandini water testing

Posted: Thursday, March 30th 2017


An NBC 7 report on March 30 contained multiple inaccuracies regarding the district’s work to provide clean, safe drinking water at all of its school sites. Therefore, in order to directly provide the most accurate and up-to-date information to the students, parents and the community we serve, moving forward the district will be updating its website on a regular basis to share the facts in this matter.

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