Academic gains, student activism show schools have the power to create a #BetterSD

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th 2018


In her 2018 State of the District speech, Superintendent Cindy Marten said the academic progress of San Diego Unified students and their work to improve the communities where they live are evidence that school reform is working. Marten said landmark reform legislation signed by Governor Brown on July 1, 2013, the same day Marten took office leading the state’s second-largest school district, has created an education revolution in the State of California.

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Think Big Reading Room opens at Crown Point Junior Music Academy

Posted: Wednesday, October 17th 2018


Through the generosity of Eleni and Wolfgang Gagon Trust, and in association with the San Diego Unified School District, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) is pleased to announce the opening of a Think Big Reading Room at Crown Point Junior Music Academy (CPJMA).  The grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony took place this past Tuesday, and the Crown Point kids wasted no time getting comfortable and diving into some of the new books.

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Science brought to life in new City Heights student center

Posted: Tuesday, October 9th 2018


A 12,000-square-foot science education center opened in City Heights Sunday called the Living Lab.

The center is a partnership between the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) and the Ocean Discovery Institute (ODI).

The Living Lab can be used by the thousands of City Heights students in the area during and after school, SDUSD said.

“Students will come here and see this facility, and they will know when they walk in the door that they can do science and they can be a scientist,” said ODI Executive Director Shara Fisler.

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San Diego Unified School Choice enrollment now open

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018


Article courtesy of KUSI. Watch and read more on KUSI.

Monday, October 1, marks the start of the school choice window for the 2019-20 school year at San Diego Unified School District. School Choice gives students the chance to enroll next year in magnet programs or schools outside their neighborhood boundaries. The program is open to all existing San Diego Unified students, as well as out of district students, and students attending schools in other settings such as private or charter schools.

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San Diego High student receives $100,000 scholarship from Beyonce and Jay-Z

Posted: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018


Article courtesy of KUSI. Watch and read more on KUSI.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) Club member Issac Guerrero has been named the San Diegan recipient of the $100,000 scholarship program, presented by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter. The scholarship program awards one exceptional senior high school student, with financial needs, 100K to put towards their enrollment in a college or university.

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Barnard Elementary students perform at Balboa Park Moon Festival

Posted: Thursday, September 27th 2018


More than 40 students from Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School took to the stage at the 2018 Moon Festival in Balboa Park on September 22 to showcase their Chinese cultural arts talents and language skills. It is the third consecutive year that Barnard’s students have performed in this annual event.

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Fourteen SDUSD schools recognized at 2018 QSiEN awards

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th 2018


Fourteen schools from across San Diego were honored at the September 25th Board of Education meeting, where they were awarded for demonstrating excellence related to the district’s vision of offering quality schools in every San Diego neighborhood.

The Quality Schools in Every Neighborhood or "QSiEN" Awards recognize schools for going above and beyond in accomplishing specific goals from the district's Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).

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Johnson Elementary Receives $5K Grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th 2018


The Barona Band of Mission Indians has awarded students and teachers at Henry C. Johnson Elementary School in San Diego a $5,000 Barona Education Grant.

The grant was sponsored by California State Senator Toni Atkins. Barona Tribal Vice Chairman Ray Welch presented the $5,000 check to students and Principal Tracey Jenkins-Martin.  

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Civil Rights Icon John Lewis Recounts Personal Experiences, Encourages Students to Vote in Visit to Morse High

Posted: Friday, September 21st 2018


Congressman John Lewis urged a gym full of Morse High School students on Friday to vote, letting a generation largely unfamiliar with his sacrifices know he was beaten bloody while fighting for their right.

“Never give up. Never give in,” Lewis said to the students. “Get registered and vote, and we must vote like we’ve never ever voted before. People gave their lives for it. Only thing I gave, I gave a little blood.”

Read more in the San Diego Union Tribune.

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