District-led task force unites city leaders in "unparalleled" commitment to protecting students

Posted: Friday, January 31st 2020

We’ve seen the “See Something, Say Something” posters at the airport, on billboards, and on public transit. The campaign urges, “As you’re going about your day, if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.”

Now the San Diego Unified School District is asking staff, parents, and students to adopt the same standard when it comes to keeping kids safe in our city.

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Celebrating African American History Month

Posted: Saturday, January 25th 2020

Throughout our nation’s history, African Americans have contributed to the development of our culture in countless ways. The month of February is designated as National Black/African American History Month in order to recognize these contributions.

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Who can build a #BetterSD? It's exam time for San Diego's mayoral candidates at upcoming Youth Forum

Posted: Friday, January 24th 2020

Before they earn the right to lead San Diego’s 1.4 million residents, the candidates for Mayor will have to answer questions from the city’s young people. 

On February 5, at the downtown Central Library, students from San Diego Unified will take part in a unique forum for the mayoral candidates. The event was conceived by the Office of the Public Defender to help young people interact directly with the elected officials who help shape their future.

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through service, celebration

Posted: Saturday, January 18th 2020

This Monday, all San Diego schools will be closed, just as they are every January on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The holiday honors the legacy of King, the man who dedicated his life to the struggle for racial equality in our country, who espoused and embodied the virtue of nonviolence in achieving these goals, and who still inspires millions to this day.

The dream lives on

“How do you carry the message of Dr. King? How do you live his dream?”

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Two Scoops of Service in San Diego: Hundreds of Ben & Jerry’s Franchisees Volunteer at Chollas Mead Elementary School

Posted: Tuesday, January 14th 2020

Chollas Mead Elementary School looks a little sweeter this week, thanks to hundreds of Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop owners.

On Friday, Jan. 10, hundreds of Ben & Jerry’s franchisees descended on Chollas Mead to help beautify the campus in an effort to practice cofounder Ben Cohen’s pledge that “business has the responsibility to give back to the community.”

That pledge fits hand in hand with San Diego Unified’s mission to build a better San Diego through education, collaboration and community engagement.

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District expanding efforts to cut greenhouse gases, improve air quality through new zero-emission pilot program and state grant

Posted: Friday, January 10th 2020

San Diego Unified will receive a big boost to its environmental leadership efforts, thanks to a new grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The grant will allow San Diego Unified to expand upon its already substantial efforts to combat pollution and conserve electricity, which have produced marked results over the past few years.

This week, CARB announced a first-of-its-kind program to fund a variety of projects promoting zero-emission transportation options in schools, and named San Diego Unified as one of three districts selected for the new initiative.

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District selected for $9.75M grant to promote zero-emission vehicles, clean transportation options

Posted: Wednesday, January 8th 2020

San Diego Unified will be receiving a big boost to its environmental leadership efforts, thanks to a new grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

CARB recently announced a first-of-its-kind program that will fund a variety of projects promoting zero-emission transportation options for students, parents and staff members served by school districts in California, with San Diego Unified as one of the three districts selected.

Grant winners for the new two-year Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project are:

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The Top Ten of 2019: A Year of #BetterSD Stories

Posted: Thursday, December 26th 2019

In just a few days we will say goodbye to 2019, and open the door to 2020 and all of the opportunities this new year will bring.

Before we do, let's take a quick look back on 2019, as told through the stories of our schools. Through actions big and small, San Diego students, staff, and families showed us the importance of community. By working together to make our city a better place, they left an impact that will carry into 2020 and far beyond.

These are just a few of our favorite #BetterSD stories of the year:

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