Four aspiring teachers receive $1,000 scholarships

Posted: Wednesday, November 2nd 2016


Four district employees received Board President’s Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to assist them in their efforts to become teachers. The scholarships are funded by California Coast Credit Union and Mission Federal Credit Union, who both contributed $2,000.

Board President Michael McQuary presented the scholarships at the Nov. 1 Board of Education meeting.  

This year’s recipients are: 

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GradNation Summit draws hundreds

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st 2016


San Diego Unified is committed to helping all students graduate with the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.

As part of this effort, the district recently hosted a half-day workshop for English learners and their families focusing on strategies to ensure that at least 90 percent of our Class of 2020 English Learners graduate on time. Hundreds of students and family members turned out for the summit.

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District receives national procurement award

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st 2016


San Diego Unified was recently awarded the prestigious Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the National Procurement Institute, Inc. This is the seventh consecutive year that San Diego Unified has received this nationwide award, now in its 21st year. Twenty-three school districts nationally and 45 public-sector agencies in California received the institute's 2016 award.

The district was saluted for its efficient operations and innovations, which saves taxpayers money and allows more funds to be put into the classroom. These include:

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SD high schoolers get crash course in personal finance

Posted: Monday, October 31st 2016


High school is a numbers game for so many students who plot their futures based on test scores or grade-point averages. But teenagers often tune out other high-stakes digits — credit rankings and interest rates among them — that could influence the quality of their adult lives. Starting this school year, every tenth-grader in the San Diego Unified School District — all 7,000 of them — will go through a sort of personal finance boot camp under a four-year collaboration with Junior Achievement.

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San Diego Unified designs today’s classroom for tomorrow’s workplace

Posted: Wednesday, October 26th 2016


This piece appeared on the Google Blog on Oct. 20, 2016

Editor’s note: San Diego Unified School District has more than 132,000 students across 226 schools. They’re about to embark on what will soon be one of the largest 1:1 Chromebook programs for a school district. Leading the charge is Cindy Marten, superintendent of San Diego Unified School District. We’re proud to work with San Diego Unified School District  on this journey and excited about what’s to come.

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MEDIA ADVISORY - Junior Achievement and San Diego Unified School District announce new historic partnership to impact 7,000 students this year

Posted: Friday, October 21st 2016


Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Oct. 21, 2016

Junior Achievement and San Diego Unified School District announce new historic partnership to impact 7,000 students this year

Collaboration brings every 10th grader to Mission Fed JA Finance Park to teach them how to plan for career and financial success after high school

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MEDIA ADVISORY - San Diego Unified to hold 2016 State of the District Address

Posted: Monday, October 17th 2016


MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, Oct. 17, 2016 

San Diego Unified to hold 2016 State of the District Address 

WHAT: 2016 State of the District Address

WHEN:  Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016

              4:15 p.m.  Reception

              5 p.m.  Program Begins

WHERE: Mission Bay High School Auditorium, 2475 Grand Ave., 92109

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District, Google partner to expand online collaboration

Posted: Friday, October 7th 2016


Google's 'education evangelist' Jaime Casap said it best. We should not be asking kids "what do you want to be when you grow up," we should be asking them "what kind of problem do you want to solve" and teach them the skills they need to solve those problems.

This philosophy is the driving force behind the partnership with San Diego Unified and Google. Read more about it in the San Diego Union Tribune.

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Top take away tips from Third Annual Garden Coordinator Gathering

Posted: Tuesday, October 4th 2016


No feeling can quite compare to that of standing in a school garden surrounded by beds of colorful fruits and vegetables that are tended by the students themselves.  Of course, these oases of growing, harvesting, learning about and connecting to food could not exist without the real school garden champions – school garden coordinators.

School garden coordinators are a group of parents, teachers and other garden-enthusiast-community-members who devote time, labor and love to caring for school gardens and empowering the students who engage with them.

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