At one point last school year, homeless students made up a third of the Barrio Logan school’s total enrollment.
Studies show that transitional kindergarten students are better prepared for school than other kids, yet only those born in a specific three-month period get to take advantage of it.
Most school districts in San Diego County – and throughout the state – struggle with declining enrollment. But the city of San Marcos’ population has more than doubled since 1990, and that’s meant lots of new students for San Marcos Unified, which has to constantly find space for its growing student body.
FieldTurf USA has been busy replacing and repairing more ragged fields in the San Diego Unified School District in recent months, just three to five years after the fields were installed, newly released emails show. Some of the fields being addressed have already been replaced once, and are experiencing problems again.
San Diego Unified wrote that a new report on its graduation rate proved “allegations a local news outlet raised about the district’s graduation rate … are false.” The report did not prove any of VOSD’s findings false. In some cases, it added important context to issues we’ve been reporting for years.
San Diego Unified is touting a new report it says disproves VOSD’s reporting on the district’s graduation rate. The report’s authors, however, say it doesn’t disprove anything. Here’s what the new report really found.
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.
San Diego Unified officials still won’t say how many of the 1,500-plus employees who received layoff notices earlier this year were actually laid off. Also unclear: just how many employees San Diego Unified has.
San Diego Unified and schools across the state are updating their sex ed curriculum in accordance with a new state law. Often, though, districts don’t get guidance on how to implement changes until long after they’re supposed to be in place.