A lot has changed at the San Diego County Office of Education since June, when voters elected two new board members. Mark Powell and Paulette Donnellon don’t join the board until January, but they shared their thoughts about watching the Office of Ed’s current struggles from the sidelines.
A taxpayer group is suing county superintendent of schools Randy Ward, claiming he illegally paid himself as much as $100,000 in recent years, and doled out improper pay to his top staffers.
In this week’s San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Scott Lewis and San Diego NBC 7’s Monica Dean go into detail about the Office of Education’s role in San Diego and why so many are fighting to lead it.
The race for County Board of Education is usually a low-profile, low-information sort of contest. But this year, four of the five spots on the county’s board are up for grabs. The board will soon select a new superintendent. And charter school advocates have gotten involved this year, backing four challengers.
Alvarez gets big we-love-you, high-profile new accuser tells emotional story of Filner harassment, nursing homes under scrutiny and southern exposure.
Homeless count nears, a new shelter opens in Vista and more news in San Diego homelessness.
A particular kind of count — a point-in-time snapshot — is required for any region to be considered for federal funding to combat homelessness. San Diego’s was nearly 10,000 in 2012.
After voting to put off pay raises and continue taking unpaid furlough days, San Diego teachers are wondering when administrators will do the same.
More than 1,000 local teachers might not end up getting dreaded
pink slips this March, as a local legislator introduces emergency
The teachers union wants San Diego Unified School District to
stand up to and reform a chaotic state budget process that upsets
teachers. Here are the hurdles its civil disobedience would