Longfellow Giraffes Celebrate First Stretch of Construction on New Playfield

Posted: Monday, October 7th 2019

SAN DIEGO – Longfellow Spanish Immersion Magnet School’s “Giraffes” are now one “hoof” closer to their new joint-use field, with the start of construction on their 50,000 square-foot grass playfield in the Bay Park community of San Diego.

To celebrate, the school’s ballet folklórico joined Superintendent Cindy Marten, City Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, Principal Diana Sanchez, and district leaders in a groundbreaking celebration held Friday, Sept. 27. 

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When civics education comes to life: Assemblymember Shirley Weber visits innovative Lincoln classrooms

Posted: Friday, October 4th 2019

The students in Lori Williams’ Administration of Justice class were especially engaged this past Tuesday morning, and for good reason. They were passionately discussing Assembly Bill 392, the recently signed piece of legislation that originated in San Diego and has been called a national model for regulating police use of force.

Diving into discussions of legal process and civil rights, the students filled their mock courtroom at Lincoln High School with voice, while poring over text and exploring the ramifications of the new law.

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UCLA research names San Diego Unified one of California's top academic districts

Posted: Friday, September 27th 2019

For the second time this month, independent researchers have found the San Diego Unified School District is leading the state in academic gains. The UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools singled out San Diego Unified for effective use of state education spending to improve student results in a study released this week. Like the other recently released study, UCLA found the academic gains in San Diego Unified were broad and included many students from historically disadvantaged communities.

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Four San Diego Unified schools named as America’s Healthiest Schools for 2019

Posted: Friday, September 20th 2019

For the third year in a row, more San Diego Unified schools have been recognized on the list of “America’s Healthiest Schools.”

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, one of the nation’s preeminent children’s health organizations, named schools from 23 states to this annual list earlier this week. Among these nationally-recognized healthy campuses were Carson, Field, Ocean Beach and Rowan Elementary schools.

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Landmark independent study highlights San Diego Unified for gains made by African American and Latino/a students

Posted: Friday, September 13th 2019

The achievement of San Diego Unified students was on full display in Sacramento this week, as the state’s top researchers, policymakers, and education practitioners convened to discuss the results of the Learning Policy Institute’s (LPI) new report, Closing the Opportunity Gap: How Positive Outlier Districts in California Are Pursuing Equitable Access to Deeper Learning.

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San Diego Unified celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted: Friday, September 13th 2019

The San Diego Unified School District adopted a resolution proclaiming Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, 2019 as National Hispanic Heritage Month. Approved by the Board of Education on Tuesday, the resolution encourages teachers, staff members, students, and the community to use this opportunity to honor the contributions of the Latino population through student-led activities and inclusive curriculum.

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San Diego Unified Passes First-of-its-Kind Youth Climate Action Resolution

Posted: Wednesday, September 11th 2019

September 11, 2019 

SAN DIEGO - The San Diego Unified Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to pass an historic Youth Climate Action resolution, in support of students participating in the Sept. 20-27 Global Climate Strike.

Board Vice President John Lee Evans joined Board Trustee Richard Barrera in supporting students during a rally with students and SanDiego350* held at the Eugene Brucker Education Center.

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