In this week’s San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Monica Dean and Voice of San Diego’s Mario Koran dig in to the unusually high graduation rates touted by local schools.
The last semester of Lincoln High School’s Middle College program was so plagued with problems it ended with school district officials brokering a deal with the San Diego Community College District to withdraw dozens of students in order to avoid Fs on their transcripts.
It’s not totally clear what Betsy DeVos might do as education secretary. But we can look at the limitations of the role and come away with a few points of understanding.
San Diego Unified’s budget problems have been in the news. Every time school budgets are in our pages, someone asks about the California Lottery system. Apparently promises about money from the lottery flowing to the schools really made an impression. We decided to finally answer the question of how much money is coming from the lottery […]
Every time school budget problems are in the news, readers always want to know: What about the California Lottery money that’s supposed to be sent to schools? Public records show state lottery money is often a small drop in a much larger bucket that is a school district’s annual budget.
Now that voters passed Proposition 58, school districts and principals across the state are trying to figure out whether to grow bilingual education programs – and if so, how. We talked with three experts about what should happen next.
San Diego Unified officials earlier this month announced they’d need to cut at least $116.6 million in spending to balance next year’s budget, and identified three broad areas where the cuts would come from. But the district can’t say what those three areas currently cost. If the central office can cut $44 million, what is that $44 million from?
From San Diego Unified to Poway Unified to Chula Vista Elementary, officials upped their spending dramatically in recent years, budget documents show. Some got into the habit of spending more than they received, while others walked the line as closely as possible.
A thriving elementary school in a middle-class neighborhood. A bilingual school built from scratch. A charter with uniforms and strict discipline policies. Each story is distinct, but when we take a step back, we see common threads.
Poway Unified leaders are tightening the purse strings on vacation payouts and credit card charges – expenses the former superintendent was accused of exploiting.