Free Community College Pilot Program Launched

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

The free community college movement has officially arrived in San Diego with the selection of the first students to participate in the San Diego Promise. A pilot program of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), the San Diego Promise will cover the costs of enrollment fees and provide book grants for 201 incoming freshmen at City, Mesa, and Miramar colleges during the 2016-17 academic year.

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Dailard Elementary garden blooming thanks to parents, partners

Posted: Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

Four years ago, a blacktop lot stood vacant next to Dailard Elementary School in San Carlos. It was at that time when Andrea Loyko, now a first grade teacher, and Gail Broatch, a parent of two students, began to transform the area into a beautiful school garden.

With the help of Transitional Kindergarten parent Diana Bergman, the Parent Teacher Foundation and a large donation of wood chips from the City of San Diego, the garden has grown into a blossoming space for education and enjoyment.

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City renames street to honor Mira Mesa High's 40th year

Posted: Monday, June 20th 2016

There's no more confusion over where the Home of the Marauders is located. Mira Mesa High School is now on Marauder Way.

As part of the school's 40th anniversary celebration, the City of San Diego has renamed a portion of Reagan Road that circles Mira Mesa High School to Marauder Way, in honor of the school's mascot.

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'Day of Compassion' honors principal, students, school police

Posted: Thursday, June 16th 2016

Cherokee Point Elementary Principal Godwin Higa, students Maya Bentley and Zoey Serebriany, along with Chief Rueben Littlejohn and Officer John Serrano of the San Diego Unified School District Police Department, were honored at the fourth annual Day of Compassion.

The event, which featured a performance from the Hoover High School Jazz Band and Chamber Orchestra, brought community members together to promote, teach and demonstrate compassion.

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Kids Eco Club, student-founder, saluted by Superintendent

Posted: Thursday, June 9th 2016

Superintendent Cindy Marten was at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park to salute the sixth anniversary of the Kids Eco Club, a program at schools that was founded by then-10-year-old Max Guinn. Max received the San Diego Zoo Global's Centennial Young Conservationist Scholarship and Award for outstanding work to protect the biodiversity of the planet.

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City Heights celebrates construction of new science education center

Posted: Tuesday, June 7th 2016

Superintendent Cindy Marten and Board Vice President Richard Barrera joined hundreds of City Heights residents and other dignitaries at a community “Construction Party” last Saturday to celebrate the construction of the new Living Lab, an education science center in City Heights. The Living Lab is a joint venture between San Diego Unified School District and Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI) of San Diego. The lab will be an educational facility where students are able explore different fields of science, as well as define their college and career aspirations.

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SCPA, students shine at Ben Vereen Awards

Posted: Monday, June 6th 2016

The San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, and one of its students, Jazley Genovese, were award winners at the 2016 Ben Vereen Awards, which selects the best of high school musical theater in San Diego county.

Genovese was selected as Best Actress, while SCPA's production of Chicago was the Best School Performance Winner.

Genovese, along with Cameron Chang from the Canyon Crest Academy in the San Dieguito High School District, will advance to the June 27 Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) at the Minskoff Theatre in New York City.

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Students, teachers awarded by College Career program, actor Nick Cannon

Posted: Friday, June 3rd 2016

An aquaponics automation project, reducing plastic-disposal at a high school and business plans for acrophonics are among creations awarded by the College, Career and Technical Education Program (CCTE), and actor Nick Cannon, for the 2015-16 school year.

Cannon, a San Diego native and host of NBC-TV's America's Got Talent, awarded three student teams as part of his America's Teen Mogul Competition.

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