NEWS RELEASE: San Diego students rank first in English among state’s large school systems

Posted: Wednesday, August 24th 2016

San Diego students rank first in English among state's large school systems; New Smarter Balanced test results show strong gains across San Diego Unified

The California Department of Education released the results of the Smarter Balanced tests taken by area students this past spring. Among large, urban districts in the state, San Diego Unified students ranked first in English language arts - an improvement from second last year. San Diego schools ranked second in mathematics behind San Francisco. The state's Smarter Balanced test is given annually to students in grades 3-8 and 11.

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District middle and high school students receive scholarships to attend Sally Ride Science Camp at UC San Diego

Posted: Friday, July 29th 2016

Over the course of three weeks, Sally Ride Science at the University of California San Diego educates more than 400 students in science, technology, engineering, art and math, also known as STEAM, through a variety of hands-on workshops in such topics as the science of earthquakes, space exploration, oceanography, robotics, 3-D modeling, virtual reality and more.

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San Diego Unified Students, Staff and Superintendent Cindy Marten “March” Alongside Congressman John Lewis at Comic-Con

Posted: Tuesday, July 26th 2016

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On Saturday at Comic-Con in downtown San Diego, Rep. John Lewis — an ally of Martin Luther King Jr. who has served 15 terms in Congress — led a march across the crowded exhibition hall. Trooping past Ghostbusters, Wonder Women and Batmen, the 76-year-old Lewis was greeted by applause. His audience Saturday included more than 60 San Diego schoolchildren, plus dozens of teachers and administrators led by Cindy Marten, superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District.

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Students stretching their limits

Posted: Monday, July 25th 2016

Third-grade students from Florence Elementary School, located at First and University Avenues, recently entertained and delighted parents, students, staff and especially their mentors from Assistance League® of Greater San Diego in a culminating performance of ballet and modern dance celebrating the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

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Free Summer Meals for Kids Launches at Downtown Waterfront Park

Posted: Wednesday, July 20th 2016

The County of San Diego, San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Hunger Coalition has teamed up to offer the Waterfront Park as the newest free summer meal site for children 18 years old and younger. More than 125,000 lower-income children in San Diego County depend upon free or reduced-price meals during the school year. When school's out for the summer, the summer meals program takes over to fill the nutrition gap.

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Linda Vista Elementary Honors Dual Language Proficient Students

Posted: Tuesday, July 19th 2016

In May of 2011, the Board of Trustees of the San Diego Unified School district adopted a district Seal of Biliteracy. This is an award granted to students certifying attainment of mastery in two of more languages.  It is a statement by the school system that mastery of two or more languages is important and worthy of special recognition. It encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the achievement of our students, and acknowledges the skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices.

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San Diego Unified SuperHeroes March in The San Diego Pride Parade

Posted: Monday, July 18th 2016

Nearly 100 students, staff, family and friends joined The San Diego Unified School District’s San Diego Pride Parade contingent in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex and asexual community for the third year in a row. Superintendent Cindy Marten, San Diego School Police Chief Littlejohn, school officials and several of San Diego Unified’s Youth Advocacy team came out and marched the 1.1-mile-long route. Over 100,00 spectators attended the parade route through the heart of San Diego’s gay community in Hillcrest.

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San Diego Unified Students and SD Pride Youth Marching Band Celebrate San Diego Pride

Posted: Thursday, July 14th 2016

Thursday morning The San Diego Unified hosted a San Diego Pre-Pride Party on the front lawn of the Education Center complete with LIVE music from the San Diego Pride Youth Marching Band, arts and crafts and an overall fun time celebrating and supporting the district’s LGBTQIA staff and students. This year The San Diego Unified School District’s contingent is “Superhero” themed together with the districts year round messaging of being “United with Pride” with all of its LGBTQIA students, staff and faculty.

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