Vista wants to shift the balance in classrooms, from one where a teacher decides what happens to one where students have more say. A $10 million award is helping the school put the idea to the test.
At one point last school year, homeless students made up a third of the Barrio Logan school’s total enrollment.
A raft of complaints prompted a San Diego Unified investigation into the school, which found problems ranging from issues with special education to improper hiring practices. The school adamantly denies the findings. School leadership and the board have been disrupted by departures, and some parents have pulled their kids out.
California must soon submit a plan outlining how it will hold schools and students accountable in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Education advocates and even an independent review find the state’s plan lacking, particularly in how it identifies low-performing schools and students, and how it would support those schools.
On a recent visit to an online credit recovery course at a San Diego Unified high school, students — and even teachers — showed us just how easy it is to game the assignments, including Googling the answers in real time, muting lectures and typing gobbledygook in as responses and receiving credit.
The class of 2016 proved the naysayers wrong. Higher expectations, along with proper support, produce higher results.
On the podcast this week, we break down San Diego Unified’s big grad rate announcement, and how the district chose to obliquely respond to our reporting. Plus, the lead proponents for and against San Diego’s major pension reform initiative joined the show to talk about this week’s big court ruling.
That layoffs hit the poorest schools hardest is generally accepted as true – both by people who want to preserve the current system of teacher protections and those who want to dismantle it.
Each new story about missteps at Lincoln High School brings a new round of questions from readers who ask what can be done, if anything, to set the school on a path for success. Let’s take a look at several potential solutions that are often floated.
Fewer than two-thirds of black and Latino students in San Diego Unified are on track to graduate in 2016, a new study shows.