New Year, new Harvest of the Month

Posted: Thursday, January 5th 2017

Locally grown on San Gabriel Ranch in Valley Center, organic Bangkok guavas will be served on salad bars throughout San Diego Unified every Wednesday during January. 

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District nurse named to Kaiser’s Thriving Schools Honor Roll

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd 2017

Entry courtesy of Kaiser Permanente

Every day in our schools there are ordinary people doing extraordinary work to build a healthier future for the students, staff and teachers. These are the folks, who when faced with obstacles, look beyond them and see possibilities. They are collaborators, caregivers, coaches, instructors, advocates and all-around superstars.

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MEDIA ADVISORY - San Diego Unified, Community Partners to host Celebration of Light

Posted: Wednesday, December 14th 2016

Media Advisory from the San Diego Unified School District, Dec. 13, 2016

San Diego Unified, Community Partners to host Celebration of Light 

WHAT: San Diego Unified and more than 20 partners, including the ACLU and San Diego Unified Council of PTAs, will host the Celebration of Light to support the rights of all students, regardless of race, color, national origin, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or religion to be educated in an environment free from fear, violence and intimidation.

WHEN: Dec. 14, 4-6 p.m.

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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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