District Teachers Named San Diego County Teacher of the Year, Finalist

Posted: Monday, September 9th 2019

San Diego Unified’s Hilda Martinez Honored as a County Teacher of the Year

Zamorano Fine Arts Academy's Hilda Martinez was named one of five San Diego County Teachers of the Year, and Jenny Lieu of Lincoln High School was recognized as a finalist at the 29th Annual Salute to Teachers event hosted by the San Diego County Office of Education and Cox Communications.  

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Our Neighborhood School Renaissance: A Parent's Perspective

Posted: Saturday, September 7th 2019

By Adam McLane, Clay Elementary Parent

The more you invest in your neighborhood school, the more your neighborhood becomes the community you’re looking for. This is the experience of the Rolando community and our blossoming love affair with our neighborhood school, Clay Elementary.

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San Diego Unified Celebrates Teachers of the Year at County ‘Salute to Teachers’ Gala

Posted: Thursday, September 5th 2019

San Diego Unified’s Teachers of the Year and Runners Up will be honored at the San Diego County Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony on Sept. 7 during an Academy Awards-style event that pays tribute to all teachers in the region.

Five teachers from the county’s 42 school districts will be named the 2019-20 San Diego County Teachers of the Year at the gala event, and will go on to represent the area in the California Teacher of the Year program. 

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San Diego school cafeterias' new plant-based meals are a planet-saving tasty treat

Posted: Friday, August 30th 2019

The school cafeteria was buzzing as dozens of students queued up for their first lunch of the 2019-20 school year. Kiara, a third grader, perused the variety of foods on display before selecting something she hadn’t tried before.

A few moments later, the verdict was in. “It’s really good!”

The savory three-bean chili she had chosen for lunch was one of the latest plant-based meals being rolled out this year at San Diego Unified schools, expanding on the district’s already-successful Meatless Mondays commitment.

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For newest crop of SDUSD teachers, 2019-20 school year brings excitement, opportunity, and purpose

Posted: Saturday, August 24th 2019

More than 100,000 San Diego children and their families are getting ready to head back to school on Monday, and excitement is in the air.

A new school year brings new friends, new lessons, and new possibilities. It also brings new faces to classrooms across San Diego, as dozens of new teachers will be entering their schools for the first time as full-time educators.

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Barnard students immerse themselves in language in China

Posted: Friday, August 16th 2019

Students from Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School’s graduating class traveled to China this summer for what was, for most of them, a culminating experience of their six years in San Diego’s leading Mandarin immersion language program. In addition to the experience of exploring the Chinese culture, the trip provided a prime opportunity for students to proudly show off the language skills they had acquired in their time at Barnard.

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Stars come home to Lincoln: A day of celebration with Lincoln grad and NBA Champion Norman Powell

Posted: Friday, August 9th 2019

It was all smiles when the veteran educator and her former student finally met up amidst the crowd and cameras. Much had changed since 2007, when the two first set foot on a gleaming Lincoln High School campus that had just opened. One was a math teacher, the other a student entering his freshman year; both had ambitions that would one day lead them back to Lincoln.

“It’s so good to see you!” said Stephanie Brown, now leading the school in her new role as Principal, as she greeted her former student last week. She had to look up a bit as the six-foot-four young man gave her a hug.

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San Diego Unified Hosts 9th Annual Construction Expo with Record-Breaking Attendance

Posted: Wednesday, August 7th 2019

August 6, 2019

SAN DIEGO – Nine years ago, the San Diego Unified’s Business Outreach Program, within the Facilities Planning and Construction (FPC) Department, hosted its first Construction Expo, with a goal of providing viable opportunities for emerging, small and underutilized construction-related businesses to participate in Propositions S & Z, and now Measure YY, construction projects. 

This July, the construction expo saw its largest turnout at Kearny High School, with 493 registrants and more than 320 participants joining the Business Outreach Team.

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Two Logan Heights Schools Mark Historic Construction Milestone on First-of-its-Kind Prenatal-to-Career Educational Complex

Posted: Monday, August 5th 2019

July 18, 2019

SAN DIEGO – It was history in the making in July for Logan K-8 and Memorial Preparatory for Scholars and Athletes, as both schools celebrated the hoisting of the final steel beam on what will become the TK-8 portion of the Logan Memorial Educational Complex. 

The campuses are transforming into a single comprehensive TK-12 educational complex. When complete, the complex will house the first high school in Logan Heights’ history.

Logan K-8 Principal Jose Villar said the beam, along with the project, symbolizes more than just new buildings in Logan Heights. 

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Summer reading list for parents who love policy: See the district's official 2018-19 data

Posted: Friday, August 2nd 2019

At the end of each school year, the Board of Education does a public review of the progress the district has made over the past 12 months. The review is part of their annual evaluation of the superintendent, but the results truly belong to everyone. From the students who accomplish the work, to the teachers who help them succeed, to all the thousands of professionals who keep our schools moving forward, this annual review is an opportunity to see how San Diego Unified schools make our city a better place.

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